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Japanese Spitz Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Japanese Spitz Puppy? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Japanese Spitz is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Japanese Spitz live? 12-16 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? Moderate

How big will my Japanese Spitz grow? 5-10kg 

Will a Japanese Spitz be suitable for my family? Japanese Spitz are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Japanese Spitz? Backyard required

Japanese Spitz Temperament

Active, loyal, and bright, the Japanese Spitz are known for their great courage, affection and devotion ideal companions for people of all ages. The Japanese Spitz thrives on human contact and attention, and relishes being a member of the family.

They are known as very loyal dogs. They enjoy being active and love to be in the outdoors. They are intelligent, playful, alert, obedient, and particularly excellent and loving toward children. They generally get along well with other dogs given they have been socialised properly as a puppy.

Japanese Spitz Health Issues

Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.

Eye Discharge: Due to a having shallow eye sockets, tears can spill out and stain lighter coloured fur. Although this is more a cosmetic issue, it is important to regularly clean the affected area.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.