The Japanese Spitz, also known as the Nihon Supittsu, is a breed of dog that originated in Japan.
The Japanese Spitz is a small to medium sized dog (38 cm), well proportioned (10 kg) and elegant. It has a wedge-shaped head, slightly slanted eyes, and small erect triangle-shaped ears. Its coat is dense, with a thick undercoat and a profuse, straight outer coat that gives the dog a fluffy appearance.
The Japanese Spitz is known for its curled tail, which is carried high and draped over the back. This tail is one of the distinctive characteristics of the breed.
The coat color of the Japanese Spitz can vary, but white is the most common. Other possible colors include cream, sand, orange and black. Some dogs may also have colored markings around the eyes and ears.
In terms of personality, the Japanese Spitz is generally described as lively, alert, intelligent and affectionate towards his family. He can be reserved around strangers, but with early and proper socialization he can be friendly towards other people and animals. The Japanese Spitz is known for its playful and energetic nature, but it can also be an independent and sometimes stubborn dog.
The Japanese Spitz needs daily exercise to stay fit and happy. Regular walks, interactive games and mental stimulation are important to meet his physical and mental exercise needs.
In terms of health, the Japanese Spitz is generally a hardy breed, but can be predisposed to certain hereditary conditions, such as eye problems and dental disorders. Regular visits to the vet, a balanced diet, and proper coat maintenance are key to maintaining the health of the Japanese Spitz.