Japanese Spitz

Characteristics


Size:

25% Complete (success)

Grooming:

75% Complete (success)

Exercise:

75% Complete (success)

Intelligence:

50% Complete (success)

Good with Kids:

75% Complete (success)

Breed Description


Overview:

Japanese Spitz as its name implies is a spitz type dog with Japanese Origin. It’s an elegant, cheerful and dignified that has erect ears, high set tail is carried curled over the back, and a sparkling white coat that is outside the body.


Country of Origin:

Japan


Size type:

Small dog breeds


Character: 

This is a high-spirited, intelligent and playful dog which is vigilant and obedient.


Breed Group:

Non-Sporting dog breeds


Height:

The shoulder-height is 30cm (11 ½ in) for dogs and slightly less for bitches.


Weight:

6.5 - 10 kg


Temperament:

In general this dog is good with children. The majority of them tend to be rather reserved towards strangers. The company of other dogs and other household pets does not usually lead to problems.


Coat:

The long-haired coat, which has a thick under layer, is always white.


Care:

Do not groom the Japanese Spitz with brush and comb too often to avoid damaging the undercoat.

To keep the dog healthy in body and soul, take it for three walks every day and also let it regularly run and play off the lead.

 

During moulting use a comb with a double row of metal teeth to remove loose hairs from the under-layer.


Training:

The Japanese Spitz is not difficult to train although it is important for the handler always to be consistent. They learn quickly and derive much pleasure from sports such as agility skills trials and fly-ball.


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