Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a small to medium size companion and family dog that originated in Japan in 1920s and 1930s. The breed was developed using different Spitz type dogs to develop and family companion of even temperament. This breed descended from larger German Spitz which were brought to Japan and their off springs were cross bred with other Spitz type dogs to develop this final version of Japanese Spitz.

The dog is intelligent, cheerful and keen with elegant, spirited and dignified behavior. This small to medium size dog stands between 12-15 inches and weighs around 13-15 lbs. It has well rounded and somewhat broad skull with moderately developed forehead and pointed muzzle. The black nose is small and round. Dark coloured moderately large eyes are almond to oval shape, and set obliquely. Triangular shaped, small and pricked ears are set on high but not too far apart. Moderately long neck is well muscled. The slightly longer than tall body comes with a wide and deep chest and well sprung ribs. Back is short and straight with broad loin and well tucked up belly. Moderately long tail is set on high and curls over the middle of the back. This breed has a double coat with outer coat being straight while undercoat is soft and dense. Any colour other than pure white is a disqualification.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by almost all other major kennel clubs like FCI, ANKC, CKC, KC(UK), NZKC and UKC.

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