The Japanese Spitz is a relatively new dog breed but has become increasingly popular over the years due to its great personality and overall even temperament. These little guys only weigh between 10-20 pounds but have big personalities. They love being the center of attention and will thrive in the company of people. This pup has a striking resemblance to the American Eskimo Dog, especially because of their gorgeous white fur, but they are a distinct breed.
This dog breed originated in Japan in the early 20th century, and they descended from white German Spitz dogs that were brought from China to Japan. While they are cute and friendly towards people, they also make surprisingly good watchdogs. Their bark is extremely loud compared to their size, and they have a desire to be alert and protect their family. The Japanese Spitz is a loyal animal that will always stick by their families' side.
Even though they are small, the Japanese Spitz has plenty of energy and will need some exercise daily. Taking them for a walk is a great way to burn off their energy, but they will especially enjoy going to the dog park. They get along very well with other dogs and enjoy socializing and playing with other fellow canines. Besides their exercise needs, this dog breed is low maintenance and can be a good choice for novice dog owners. Their fur may look like a lot to handle, but it requires minimal grooming.
The Japanese Spitz is considered to be highly intelligent and can learn new tricks and commands surprisingly quickly. They are usually not stubborn when it comes to training and are eager to learn and please their owner. This breed was bred to be a companion dog, and it is exactly what they do best. Their fun-loving, active personalities will make them very fun to be around and will always put a smile on the faces of everyone around them. Don’t be surprised when your doggo steals the spotlight in every social setting!
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