Japanese Spitz Dog
The Japanese Spitz is a breed of dog that originated in Japan, they belong to the Spitz type dog which is a good family pet companion. They are recognized by the vast majority of the major kennel clubs, except the American Kennel Club because they look similar to the white Pomeranian, American Eskimo Dog, and Samoyed.
This breed is a good apartment dog as long as they can exercise enough, a simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized. They are very protective of their family, even they are small in structure they will surely jump and bark on the stranger entering the house unannounced.
Japanese Spitz Dog Breed Picture
Dog Breed Group
10 to 16 Inches
13 to 22 Pounds
10 to 16 Years
Japanese Spitz Appearance
The Japanese Spitz has a square body, deep chest, wedge-shaped face, and a pointed muzzle and small, triangular shape prick ears. They have a very thick, pure white double coat, the outer coat stands off from the soft inner coat, with fur shorter on the muzzle and ears as well as the fronts of the forelegs and the hindlegs. A ruff of longer fur is around the dog’s neck. The tail is long, heavily covered with long fur, and is carried curled over and lying on the dog’s back. The white coat contrasts with the black pads and nails of the feet, the black nose, and the dark eyes.
Like other breeds of dog, it is still advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, use the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. Matting isn’t a severe problem, as long as you brush him at least twice a week.
Their coat makes them resistant to extreme cold temperature but in the summer hot day, they are not advisable to stay outdoor, because of their double coat they are prone to heatstroke, make sure to give them enough clean cold water and stay them indoors for their safety.
Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
The Japanese Spitz is a small dog they weigh around 5-9.10 kg, their height range from 25-41 cm at the shoulder, they are usually larger than Pomeranians, which share many common characteristics.
Japanese Spitz Personality
Fur parents describe the Japanese Spitz is an active, loyal, and bright dog, they are known for their great courage and despite their relatively small size, and they have a tendency to bark to warn of arriving strangers which makes them a great watchdogs.
Japanese Spitz is also known for being so energetic and very affectionate, they love to cuddle with their owner for a long period of time, they are a playful, kind, and sweet, dog. They are intelligent and easy to train and discipline, with early socialization they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.
They are well suited for households or families of any size and can live in an apartment or house, though they will need plenty of exercise and attention. Having a yard or a place where they can run freely is advisable, like other dogs they need a daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy. A simple walk in the morning will help them keep healthy and well socialized.
Japanese Spitz Health
Japanese Spitz has an average life span of 10 to 16 years, They are generally healthy and don’t suffer from any known hereditary health problems, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Canine Eye Inflammation||If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||It is characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss culminating in blindness.|
|Periodontal Disease||It is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.|
How much is Japanese Spitz?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $1000 – $2500 to Japanese Spitz puppy.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Here in ohmlovelypets we encourage aspiring fur parent or current fur parents to Adopt and Don’t Shop. Give those lovely pets the opportunity to feel love, care, and to have their so called furever home.
Note: Taking care of dogs is not easy, you have to be responsible for their life, provide their necessary needs like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods, and Vitamins as their maintenance, and the most important is Time to play and cuddle. But in return, you will receive the greatest and unconditional love in the world.