Japanese Spitz

Easy to Train


Good with kids




Heat tolerance


Cold tolerance






Japanese Spitz personality traits and Temperament

The Japanese Spitz is a high-spirited, intelligent and playful dog, which is alert and obedient. This bold little dog is a good watchdog and will alert its owners when it feels it is necessary.

This happy dog is usually good with children and usually gets along well with other dogs and household pets. The Japanese Spitz is, in spirit, a big dog in a little dog’s body. This tough little dog acts as a house protector and guardian. The Japanese Spitz can be an inveterate barker if you allow it to believe it is in charge.

Cheerful, bold, proud and affectionate toward its masters.
It is wary of complete strangers rushing up to it without formal introduction. It prefers a gentle approach, after that you have a friend for life. It is characterised by its great courage, intelligence and liveliness and is an affectionate, devoted companion.

As a companion dog the Japanese Spitz should be familiarised with other household pets at an early age and it will then live happily and reliably with them. The Japanese Spitz has a dominant nature and when introduced to a household with other breeds may very quickly become “the boss”, even over much larger breeds.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

Despite its long, pure white coat the Japanese Spitz is a low maintenance breed. Contrary to most people’s expectations and belief their coat is very easy to look after. Due to its texture, mud and dirt fall off or can be brushed out very easily.

The Japanese spitz does not shed all the time, but the undercoat will fall out practically all at once during the course of the year. Males lose it once a year, while females drop it twice a year, usually coinciding with the spring and fall change of seasons.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $900-1,300

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about13-Years

Weight: 12-15 lbs.

Height: 12-15 in.

Colors: White

How to Train

Early, often, consistent, and positive are the best traits to training your Japanese Spitz. They are highly intelligent and can be taught a variety of different commands and disciplines.

A few suggested trainings are: house training, crate training, leash training, “come” command, and barking. Keep your training sessions quick and focused.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Choose dog food that is high in protein. They will like a mix of canned and dry food. Try and get high quality dog food that does not have many filers.

Allergies: Not Hypoallergenic

Health problems: They can suffer from a variety of issues including; heart problems, luxating patella, skin irritations, eye infections, and periodontal disease.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Japanese Spitz as Enzo or Gizmo if he is a male and Daisy or Keiko if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

Japanese Spitz Puppy Picture

Photo Credits: Felipe Aira,Ssmats.