Japanese Spitz – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Companion Dogs
Height:
10 to 16 inches
Weight:
11 to 20 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 16 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Japanese Chin is a toy dog with a silky and profuse coat.

By dog fanciers, this breed is often described as feline-like. This is a graceful and quiet breed with a flat face which makes them prone to heatstroke.

Never leave your Japanese Chin alone outdoors in hot weather. These tiny indoor companions come with a large head, short muzzle, and round and dark eyes.

These traits give this breed their famous ‘look of astonishment,’ which is one of a kind within the canine world.

The Japanese Chin has plumed tail arching over the back, which gives an exotic appearance. This cat-like dog is alert, intelligent, and independent. This dog will also use his paws to wash and wipe its face.

There are some other cat-like traits like jumping, chilling on high grounds, and hiding in unexpected areas.

The Japanese Chin is a loyal and friendly breed. They prefer familiar and safe surroundings, although they do well in new surroundings and areas. Japanese Chin was specifically bred to entertain.

They are calm and known for performing new tricks – they are often seen moving in rapid circles, dancing on their hind legs, or singing by creating a noise that can range from low to higher tones.