The Japanese Spitz is very intelligent. It is eager to please and quick to learn, picking up new commands and following instructions with ease. The Japanese Spitz is also an excellent playmate for children, being gentle and loving with a healthy sense of fun.
Fearless, alert and protective, the Japanese Spitz can be slightly suspicious of new people. With the proper introductions, it will soon relax and turn on the charm. With a loud and forceful bark, it makes a very effective watchdog—especially for city dwellers.
Temperament: Playful, Obedient, Companionable, Proud, Intelligent, Affectionate