The Japanese Spitz is a charming and friendly breed originating from Japan, although there are many similar Spitz-type breeds that have been known in Europe for hundreds of years. However, the modern Japanese Spitz were bred in Japan from the 1920s to the 1950s, and were exported to Sweden, then England. The breed arrived in Australia in 1979. They are closely related to their cousins, the Pomeranian and the Samoyed.
They are small to medium-sized dogs that are recognisable by their dense, fluffy white double coat that has an unusual quality – dirt does not stick to it, so they are easy to brush and keep clean. For this reason, they earned the nickname ‘the teflon dog.’ In addition, they have a habit of licking themselves clean like a cat to keep their coat sparkling white.
Japanese Spitz dogs are known for their affectionate and playful nature. They are highly adaptable and make excellent companions for individuals or families. They are loyal companions, known for their intelligence, and can easily be trained.
Their friendly demeanour makes them highly suitable for families with young children. They are known to be very loyal and protective towards children, and make excellent family pets. However, they do have a tendency to bark frequently if left alone or bored.
Most Australians can expect to pay between $20 and $60 a month for pet insurance. There are many factors that can influence the cost of pet insurance for your dog, which is why it's important to compare pet insurance policies. Factors affecting the cost of your insurance include:
This is the most basic type of pet insurance, covering costs for accidental injuries such as car accidents, poisoning, burns, fractures, snake and spider bites, but not illnesses and other conditions.
This type of insurance provides cover for accidental injuries as well as illnesses like cancer, gastrointestinal problems and eye, ear and skin conditions, but not routine care for your pet.