Japanese Dwarf Spitz

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The Japanese Dwarf Spitz (or just Japanese Spitz) is not a well-known breed in the West, where its cousin Samoyed is much more famous. Around the house the Japanese Spitz is playful, energetic and above all with a good heart.

This breed is not the type that goes to sleep all day long, let alone leaves the house and wanders aimlessly; The Japanese Dwarf Spitz longs for contact with humans. He wants to be the center of attention and be in front of the family at all family gatherings and special occasions. If left alone for too long or ignored, the Japanese Dwarf Spitz can become depressed and listless.


The origin of the Japanese Spitz is quite uncertain, but what is quite clear is that it descends from the white Spitz-type dogs that arrived in Japan around 1920. Thus, as a result of the local selection on this Japanese island, this new variety of Spitz, who is completely white.

It is believed that the Japanese Dwarf Spitz had its origin in the 19th century from an attempt to make a Samoyed-style dog, however smaller and more domesticated. Using breeds that include Samoyed himself, the White German Spitz and the American Eskimo, the result was a breed of friendly, loyal puppies that like to be with their owners. These puppies became a big sensation in Japan in the 1950s. Nowadays, Spitz is in the United States and Europe as popular as it was back then in Japan.


The Japanese Spitz is intelligent, playful, daring, reflective, quiet and prudent. This breed likes to be with children always, as long as they don't treat him like a toy. He is protective and affectionate with his owners and very suspicious of strangers. This is a very alert dog that in the smallest of irregularities will warn its owners at the base of the barking.

Dwarf Japanese Spitz breed dogs they are very intelligent and eager to please, in addition to learning very quickly, being able to carry out new commands and follow new instructions with ease. The Japanese Spitz is also an excellent playmate for children when they respect you, being kind and loving, with a sense of healthy fun for them.

Fearless, alert and protective, these dogs can be very suspicious of new people. With proper instructions they can quickly relax and start to cast their charm. With a loud and strong bark, they are very effective hunting dogs, especially for those who live in the city.


THE Japanese Spitz it is a small, white dog with a wide, deep chest. Its head is of medium size and a little round. The snout is pointed, but it is neither too long nor too thick, with the nose and mouth black. Their ears are set high, small, triangular and raised. The tail, which also has a high insertion, has a medium length, being curled over its back. The outside coat of this breed is straight and its undercoat is smooth and quite thick.

Although the Japanese Dwarf Spitz is very similar to a small Samoyed, they still have an appearance that makes them unique. Its outline is compact, completely covered with its dense coat, which forms a kind of mane around its neck. A curious fact is that your legs naturally have a shorter hair than the rest of your body. The eyes of these dogs are both friendly, proud and watchful.

Specific care

Because of its small size, the Japanese Dwarf Spitz adapts perfectly to life inside the house or apartments. Despite this, they love to go outdoors and run from time to time, especially if they can be without a collar and in a safe environment so they don't get lost or suffer any type of accident. Even though it is a breed that lives well indoors, these dogs need physical and mental exercises to stay healthy.

This is not a difficult dog to be trained, but the owner must be firm and consistent in his actions. If the dog dominates the owner, he may believe that he is the leader of the family and may end up showing behavioral problems and becoming destructive and biting.

THE Japanese Spitz needs regular brushing, especially during moulting season. The interesting thing is that they like to be pampered, so they can be brushed daily to keep their coat always spotless - during the moulting season it can be brushed up to twice a day.


The Japanese Dwarf Spitz does not suffer from serious defects or hereditary diseases and the biggest concern for owners is that they may suffer from dislocations in the patella or any eye problem.

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