Japanese Spitz

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Life expectancy

The Japanese Spitz has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 11 and 14 in
Male Between 12 and 15 in

Adult weight

Female Between 13 and 22 lb
Male Between 13 and 22 lb
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Purchase price

The Japanese Spitz costs between £645 and £770

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More details about the Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz: Origins and history

The Japanese Spitz was breed from the much larger white German Spitz breeds and was first exhibited at a Japanese dog show in 1921. The final standard breed was accepted by kennel clubs in the 1950s, and it wasn't long before the Japanese Spitz became a popular companion dog for animals lovers in many parts of the world. As of today, the Japanese Spitz is not the most popular choice for UK dogs owners, but their numbers are gradually increasing as the British public become more aware of this playful breed with a big personality.

FCI classification of the Japanese Spitz

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 5 : Asian Spitz and related breeds

Training a Japanese Spitz

As long as you use the right techniques, most Japanese Spitzs will be very easy to train. But keep the training sessions short and fun. Otherwise, you’ll have a difficult time keeping the dog focused on the task at hand. 10-15 minutes a day is enough to start with. And make sure you give them lots of praise.

Japanese Spitz: Purchase price

The average cost of a purebred Japanese Spitz is somewhere between  £645-£770.

These small dogs don't need massive amounts of food, but you’ll need to budget around £30-40 a month for feeding cost. Yearly health checks, vaccinations, insurance, and other costs will add to an annual expense of around £700 per year.

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