Group: Non Sporting
Lifespan: 12 years
Japanese Spitz is bold, lively and independent.
Lively and bold, Japanese Spitz make good watchdogs. They are affectionate and loyal to owners, but tend to be reserved with strangers.
Originally bred: as a companion.
The Japanese Spitz is alert and playful, and enjoys company.
Medium. Busy in the house and outside.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Children: good if raised with them
Other pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: wary, reserved
Unfamiliar dogs: good if well socialized
Active, affectionate owner who has plenty of time for grooming, exercising, playing and training.
Tends to bark excessively.
This dog's coat will bring mud and dirt into the house and needs daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.
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