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All about the Japanese Spitz Cute ball of white fur with pointed ears, adorable eyes, and curled tail – that’s the Japanese Spitz, one of the most popular breeds on any dog insurance companies’ roster of clients and for good reasons, too.

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All about the Japanese Spitz

Cute ball of white fur with pointed ears, adorable eyes, and curled tail – that’s the Japanese Spitz, one of the most popular breeds on any dog insurance companies’ roster of clients and for good reasons, too. The Japanese Spitz is, after all, a lovable, loyal and affectionate companion dog that provides happiness to its owners. The breed is characterized by its mostly white fur, soft long hair, and pointed muzzles as well as dark adorable eyes fringed with white eyelashes. The double coat is thick; its outer coat stands off from its inner coat, said double coat of which is shorter on the ears, muzzle, and legs. The ruff of longer fur around its neck makes the Japanese Spitz look like a lion albeit with a pointed muzzle and triangular ears. The black colouration on its nose, pads and nails of the feet, and eyes contrast sharply with the pure white fur but that’s part of the dog’s appeal. Its wedge-shaped face with the large ruff around the neck makes the Japanese Spitz look adorable especially with its large oval eyes. You will want comprehensive dog insurance coverage just to ensure that your pet will always be in good health via regular vet visits and, thus, maintain its attractive appearance.

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All about the Japanese Spitz

On average, a Japanese Spitz will measure 13 inches at the shoulders. This is a relatively small dog but don’t dismiss its size – although it is not by nature a guard dog, it will guard its home with a fierce attitude.

The Japanese Spitz as a breed was developed by dog breeders in Japan from the 1920s to 1930s; several Spitz breeds were crossbred for this purpose. The breeders started with white German Spitz dogs and then with other small white breeds in the Spitz type; the final Standard was introduced just before World War II. Today, the breed is recognised by several dog associations as well as providers of pet insurance as a distinct breed. The breed is well known for its intelligent, active and loyal temperament, which makes it easy to train in both house training and obedience training aspects. Your Japanese Spitz will also exhibit signs of being courageous, affectionate and devoted, all of which make it a great companion to both kids and elderly individuals. You should provide it with plenty of human interaction including playtime because of their sociable nature, not to mention that doing so can prevent behaviour problems like excessive barking.

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All about the Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a generally healthy breed with relatively few genetic problems. In fact, most dogs in the breed can live to a ripe old age of 10 to 16 years, thus, making it one of the longest-lived canine breeds. Common problems include ear infections, patellar luxation and runny eyes, health issues that a comprehensive dog insurance coverage can take care of on the finance side.

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All about the Japanese Spitz