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Japanese Spitz

This delightful spitz breed has a striking, long coat, which must always be pure white in colour. This feature can serve to distinguish it from the miniature form of the American Eskimo, which is otherwise extremely similar.

History of Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is thought to bear no direct relationship to the American Eskimo; rather, it is believed to have been developed from the native Siberian Samoyed.


The Japanese Spitz is rapidly increasing in popularity in Europe.

Identification keys of Japanese Spitz

  • high-set tail curls over back
  • mane of longer hair extends down to brisket
  • profuse, stand-off coat
  • cat-like feet

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