Active, loyal, and bright,  the Japanese Spitz are known for their great courage, affection and devotion making them great watchdogs and ideal companions for older people and small children. Most Japanese Spitz are good watch dogs, despite their relatively small size, and they have a tendency to bark to warn of arriving strangers. The Japanese Spitz is first and foremost a family dog and thrives on human contact and attention, preferring to be 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, and obedient, and particularly excellent and loving toward children. Unlike many other dogs, the Japanese Spitz will customarily have his or her tail flipped onto its back. In some cases this is thought dominant behaviour, but in the Japanese Spitz case this is normal bearing.

Japanese Spitz can tolerate cold weather but, as it was bred as a companion dog, prefers to live in the house with the warmth of its human family. Though they can live in apartments, they need ample time running around outside off-leash in a safe environment

When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.


Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Japanese Spitz Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.


VIC , Wangaratta; SCHEEPSHOND Elizabeth Chapman (03)57662754 scheepshond@bigpond.com
NSW , Prestons; DAESDAEMAR Amanda Huggins amandajaynehug@hotmail.com


Södertälje ; Chezzay’s Mikaela Sandbacka 0046 735286304 mikaela@chezzays.com


SOMERSET ; Melinas Nadia Woodhouse nadiawoodhouse@aol.com
STAFFORDSHIRE ; Newstart MS Samantha Aston +07814 657322 samanthaandmae@hotmail.com
STAFFORDSHIRE ; NEWSTART MS SAMANTHA ASTON +07814657322 samanthaandmae@hotmail.com
WORCESTERSHIRE ; Houndbrae Margaret Craig-Woodward +01386860092 mcraigspitz@yahoo.co.uk
WORCESTERSHIRE ; Romancia Victoria & Bill Moran C/o. +01386860092 mcraigspitz@yahoo.co.uk