Dog Breed profiles

Japanese Spitz Breed Profile

Japanese Spitz fact file

KC Group: utility
Size: medium
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: high
Grooming: lots
Jogging partner: short runs

The Japanese Spitz is closely associated with the Samoyed breed, similar in look an temperament. They are a wonderful companion breed and have been bred to live closely with their owners, suffering terribly if forced to spend time on their own or sleep outside.

Japanese Spitz Character

Keen sense of fun and a willingness to get involved in family activities make the Japanese Spitz a great choice for busy families. They will require a firm process of socialization and ongoing encouragement to engage with those outside the family but their loyalty and companionship are unquestionable.

Japanese Spitz Size

Dogs should measure 34-37cms, bitches are 30-34cms.

Japanese Spitz Health

A healthy breed with little wrong with the bloodlines. There are reports of an above average percentage suffering from patellar luxation, a knee complaint, but careful management of exercise especially during youth can help control this.

Japanese Spitz Special Care

They are prone to runny eyes and with a pure white coat tear-staining is likely to occur so regular wiping of the area around the eyes will help prevent this from becoming unsightly.

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