Original Name : Nihon Supittsu
Type : Lupoid
Male size : 11¾-15 inches
Female size : Slightly smaller than the male
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Japan
Intelligent, cheerful and very active, the Japanese Spitz is a full-time companion dog. Noisy dogs are not tolerated.These solidly built, well proportioned dogs have an abundant coat of pure white, pointed muzzle, pricked triangular ears and feathery tail. Their natural spirit and dignity are expressed in their harmonious elegant beauty.
Proportionate to the body, moderately broad and rounded.
High withers, short, straight back, broad lumbar region, broad, deep chest.
Set high, small, triangular, pricked, turned forward and not too far apart.
Set high, moderately long, carried over the back.
Straight, stand-off topcoat, short, soft, dense undercoat.
The thinking is that the Japanese Spitz is descended from the large white German Spitz that arrived in Japan around 1920 via Siberia and northeast China. The breed was first shown in Tokyo in 1921. Two large white pairs were imported from Canada in 1925, before more were brought from Canada, the United States, Australia and China around 1936. Their offspring were then crossbred to improve the breed. The unified standard published by the Japanese Kennel Club in 1948 remains applicable to this day.