Japanese Spitz

White as snow, the Japanese Spitz comes in one colour and one colour only. The thick, long-haired coat leaves them looking like a miniature polar bear. The tail is covered with long hair curls over the back. The ears are small and pointed upright, while the large oval eyes, nose and lips are all dark. These guys are the CUTEST BALLS OF FLUFF! 

Country of Origin
Japan
Colour
Japanese Spitz are always pure white.
Size
Small
Height / Weight
Bitches measure between 30 to 34cms at the withers, dogs between 34 to 37cms. They should weigh between 5 - 10Kgs
Health
The Japanese Spitz has one of the lowest frequencies of any breed of hip dysplasia and PRA.
Life Span
10-12 years
Intelligence
Consistency is the trick when training a Japanese Spitz. They are fast learners and shouldn't be too difficult to train. They will adore agility and are always up for a game of fetch.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

The Japanese Spitz isn't a fussy eater. They have zero digestive problems and will chow down on any type of dog food you set in front of them.

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
A busy little dog who will adapt to your lifestyle, they'll be content and happy in return for a long walk each day. For a special treat they'll love being able to run free in a safe area.
Ailments
The Japanese Spitz has one of the lowest frequencies of any breed of hip dysplasia and PRA.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

It may surprise you, but the long coat of the Japanese Spitz only needs to be brushed twice a week. The silky texture of the coat means that mud and dirt simply fall off or can be brushed out easily. Spitz will shed their coats twice a year and any dead hair can simply be brushed out. 

Grooming Frequency
Twice a week
Trimming
Heavy
No one is 100% sure of the origins of the Japanese Spitz. Some claim it is descended from the native Siberian Samoyed, however this theory has sparked a bit of controversy because Samoyeds were supposedly bred strictly for their smallness. (However, here at Zookie we think the Japanese Spitz is probably just a smaller version of the Samoyed.) The breed was created in the late 1800s and became very popular in Japan in the 1950s. Although numbers in its native country have declined, the Japanese Spitz has become increasingly popular in Europe, North America and Australia.


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