The long-haired coat of the Japanese Spitz has a thick under-layer that is always pure white. The tail is covered with long hair and is carried curled over the back. The coat is short on the bottom half of the legs, with breeches on the hind legs and feathering on the forelegs. The ears are small and pointed upright, and the muzzle tapers slightly. The large oval eyes are dark and slightly slanted, and the nose and lips are black. The face of the Japanese Spitz is wedge-shaped.
Japanese Spitz 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. The Japanese Spitz is not difficult to train as long as the owner is always consistent. This breed learns quickly and really enjoys agility and playing games of catch with balls or Frisbees. 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.
Japanese Spitz Coat
The Japanese Spitz should be combed and brushed regularly. This is a very tidy animal that should be bathed only when necessary. When the dog is shedding, use a comb with a double row of metal teeth to remove loose hairs from the under-layer.
Japanese Spitz Training
Using positive reinforcement methods, the Japanese Spitz responds well to training. They are highly intelligent dogs which like to please, making them ideal for training. Check out this video of a Chevromist Kennels Japanese Spitz puppy doing some great tricks at only 3 months old http://youtu.be/XPLWGNmmDvM
Japanese Spitzl Colours
White but often with some very light tan, biscuit colour around the ears.
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