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Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian" Compare Japanese Spitz and Pomeranian. Which is better: Japanese Spitz or Pomeranian?
Name Japanese Spitz Pomeranian
OriginsJapan Germany Poland
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank22922
Reviews42
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Other Names Nihon Supittsu Pom, Pom Pom, Deutsche Spitze, Zwergspitz, Spitz Nain, Spitz Enano, Zwers
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Asian Spitz and related breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the European Spitz section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry America's Pet Registry Continental Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain National Kennel Club American Canine Association, Inc. American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry
Price $500-$800 $600-$800

General Appearance - Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian

Size Small Small
Weight 11-20 pounds (5-10 kg) 3-7 pounds (1-3 kg)
Avg. Weight 15.5 pounds (7.5 kg) 5 pounds (2 kg)
Height 12-15 inches (30-38 cm) 7-12 inches (18-30 cm)
Avg. Height 13.5 inches (34 cm) 9.5 inches (24 cm)

Hair & Care - Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian

Coat Thick Fluffy
Colors White Blue Gray Red Tan Brown Orange White Black
Grooming
Advanced: The Japanese Spitz requires a lot of grooming.
Average: The Pomeranian requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Japanese Spitzs shed moderately.
Pomeranians shed moderately.

Characteristics - Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian

Temperament Affectionate Proud Intelligent Companionable Playful Loyal Active Friendly Lively Sociable Extroverted Intelligent Playful Attentive Docile Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Japanese Spitz's has average obedience intelligence.
Very smart: Pomeranian is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Japanese Spitzs are quite easy to train.
Pomeranians are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Japanese Spitz is a highly playful breed.
Pomeranians, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Japanese Spitzs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Japanese Spitzs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pomeranians are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Japanese Spitzs need a lot of social interaction.
Pomeranians need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
High: The Japanese Spitz is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Pomeranian is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Japanese Spitzs are average watchdogs.
Pomeranians are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Japanese Spitzs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Pomeranians strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Japanese Spitz has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pomeranian has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Japanese Spitzs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pomeranians have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Japanese Spitzs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Pomeranians are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Japanese Spitzs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Pomeranians have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Japanese Spitzs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Pomeranians adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Japanese Spitzs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Pomeranians tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian

Stranger Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pomeranians are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are cat-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are dog-friendly dogs.
Pomeranians are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Japanese Spitz is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pomeranian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pomeranians are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Japanese Spitzs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Pomeranians are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Japanese Spitzs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Pomeranians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Japanese Spitz breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pomeranian breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian

Health Issues
The Japanese Spitz is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Pomeranian is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Patellar Luxation Runny Eyes Allergies Cataracts Collapsed Trachea Dry Eye Epilepsy Heat Intolerance Heatstroke Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Legg-perthes Disease Patellar Luxation Patent Ductus Arteriosis Seizures
Life Expectancy 10-16 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Japanese Spitzs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pomeranians have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Japanese Spitzs have an average exercise need.
Pomeranians exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Japanese Spitzs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pomeranians sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Japanese Spitz can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pomeranian can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Japanese Spitz has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Pomeranian has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Japanese Spitz is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pomeranian is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Japanese Spitz vs Pomeranian

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 1-6 puppies 2-5 puppies

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Reviews

  • R

    Oct 13, 2020, 1:17:32 PM:

    Great! I think the Japanese Spitz is a better dog for me!

  • I lOvE pOmErAnIaNs

    Jan 25, 2021, 4:15:06 AM:

    Pomeranian seems better :D