Breed Information in Norwegian

Breed Information

The Japanese Spitz is the result of deliberate breeding of Japanese breeds who wanted to produce a medium-sized company dog. It happened from the 1920. Pomeranian breeds Samoyeds and formed the basis for breeding. This is an active and happy dog that has received considerable distribution in Norway.



Japan is known to be capable of breeding with dogs, and they quickly gained good results when they sat down to create a handy companion dog in the 1920. It was first and foremost Pomeranian that lay the basis for breeding.
The Japanese striker dog quickly gained a noble and uniform mark in the country, and it became very popular. It turned out that the passport for the purpose it was designed to: a handy pet for most people. The breed was approved by the FCI in 1964.
The great prevalence of the breed in the country was in a period of time beyond the quality of the dogs. When it sank, decreased interest of the breed. But skilled farmers have over the last few years have left out a great strain of dogs.
Outside Japan, Norway and Sweden in fact those countries where the breed has relatively the largest extent.
The first Japanese striker dog was registered in Norway in 1973. In the 70 years it was imported some dogs from Sweden and they formed the basis for the strain we have in this country today.
It is generally of very good quality dogs. Although it still wanted a more uniform appearance of the dogs, we see increasingly that the Japanese Spitz competing at the top of the exhibitions.
In Norway registered over 150 Japanese striker dogs each year, and the breed has its own club: Norwegian Japanese Spitz club. It started in 1979, and has three branches: the Western group activity, and dept, Hordaland


Training, Family life, Use

The Japanese Spitz is probably relatively small, but it is a sturdy dog that is easy to raise. Also with this breed, one should start learning early, for it is very lærenem the puppy stage.
The early learning should have the character of play, even if clear boundaries early to be set up. A Japanese Spitz makes no special demands on the environment, it adapts to a life of both the city apartment and as a farm dog in the country.
Activation and exercise can also be adapted to the individual owner’s condition, but it’s still an advantage if your dog will enjoy themselves both physically and mentally on a regular basis. Your dog will appreciate the walks in the forest, regardless of weather. It is not known to roam.
What has most to say for well-being of a Japanese Spitz, is that it will be with family as much as possible. The dog is awake and feel and want more than anything to be part of the action.
It may well be able to be alone for a few hours, but when the owner comes home, it can keep dancing display of pure joy.
The Japanese striker dog likes to be with children, if they treat it nicely. But it becomes quickly skeptical if it is exposed to something he does not like.
The Japanese Spitz is very watchful, and barking like when it hears or sees something interesting. In order to avoid excessive barking should tendency muted everything from puppy stage.
The main thing is to avoid the stress the dog, for example through the child’s uncontrolled play. if the surroundings are quiet and harmonious, rubs it gently over the dog.
The hair on a Japanese Spitz are skittavstøtende, and thus more easily counted than people think. The dog can keep himself clean and white for months without bathing if you give it a proper gjennomgreiing with comb and brush once a week.
Failure to set out his dog, one should bathe and brush more often.
A neat Japanese is a delight for the eye, a dirty and unkempt dog is a sad sight. Japanese Spitz are both sturdy and versatile, and both obedience and agility dog activities are very well suited to.



It is not known that some diseases are especially prevalent in the breed. A few cases of HD and AD and Patella Luxerasjon has been reistrert, and many X-ray today’s dogs.



Japanese Spitz. Robust constitution and well-balanced whole, its harmonious beauty is characterized by liveliness and dignity that is characteristic of the breed, and expresses elegance.
Covered by sumptuous, pure white fur. Pointed muzzle, triangular and erect ears and richly feathered tail that lies across the back.
The ratio of height at withers to length of body is 10:11. Intelligent, happy with sharp senses. Noise behavior is not allowed.
Head size in harmony with the body, moderately broad and rounded. The rear portion of the skull is widest.
Medium size, almond shaped, slightly slanting and dark eyes. Coat clean and bristling. Undercoat short, soft and dense. Short coat on muzzle, ears, front of legs and below hocks.
The rest will be covered with abundant long hair, especially from the neck to the shoulders. forechest and forms a beautiful fur collar. The tail should be covered with long hair in abundant quantity. Height: 30 -38 cm for males, females slightly less.

Breed description is taken from the Norwegian National Registry Book