On the origin of the breed there are manyassumptions. We will not go into all the versions. Let's leave this difficult work to the experts of the Japanese spitz breed, and we will stop on some of the official data recorded in the history of the breed. So...
The progenitor of this snow-white handsome man isnone other than the Spitz German, the first catchy difference which is the more impressive parameters (both height and weight). For the first time the Japanese Spitz appeared in the country, in honor of which it was named, at the beginning of the 20th century, having previously visited Siberia and China. Anyway, the beginning of the breed was laid just then. Later dogs of the Spitz breed were brought from Australia, China, the United States, Canada. These representatives crossed among themselves, trying to achieve improvements in the exterior. So the Japanese pomeranian was formed.
By the way, adherents of the breed insist thatEskimo Spitz has nothing to do with Japanese and their amazing similarity in the general structure, color and quality of the coat and even the "manner of smiling" does not speak of kinship. Well, we will not argue. This, again, is the business of geneticists.
We are interested in today's Japanese spitz, as alreadywhich took place, in fact, a breed. The first standard was compiled by the dog breeders' club of Japan in 1948. And only 40 years later the standard was revised and established definitively by the Kennel Club of Japan. Although for the first time the Japanese Spitz was introduced as a separate breed long before the final approval of the standards.
For Russia, a breed of Spitz dogs (namely Japanese) is still some kind of exotic. The reason, of course, in the small number of individuals registered in the cynological clubs.
It is believed that these dogs practicallythere are no bad habits. Spitz is surprisingly clever, faithful, perfectly coexists in a family with children (for all this he loves everyone equally). In addition, this miniature decorative dog is quite easy to train, enjoying the lessons (of course, with the correct approach to training), very clean, surprisingly sweet, playful and most importantly - has excellent health. Unlike some other breeds, the Japanese spitz rarely suffers from allergies and is absolutely not fastidious in relation to food.
It is also very remarkable that, being beautifulwatchman, the Spitz will not bark at trifles. By the way, aggressive and ungrounded barking representatives to breeding are not allowed, considering such behavior as a deviation from the norm.
Another advantage is, of course,wool. A gorgeous snow-white apparel by a Japanese Spitz wears with special dignity, proudly lifting his pointed muzzle with sticking triangular ears and throwing on the back a fan from the tail in the manner of a husky. And care for this magnificence is minimal, because the breed is also distinguished by its odorless self-cleaning hair.
Surprisingly, the first Japanese spitz came toRussia with ... a circus! It was brought by Nikolai Pavlenko, the famous circus tamer. Undoubtedly the leader among tiger trainers all over the world, Nicholas invariably surrounded himself with dogs. In 1994, acquiring an unknown breed of Russia, Pavlenko did not even think about the possibilities of breeding. White snow spitzes conquered it with their beauty and ease of training. Buying dogs, Nicholas thought about creating the next issue. Accustomed himself to treat work with special responsibility and getting used to doing everything "to the maximum", the trainer decided to buy dogs of only high quality. This was the first breeding pair ...
But this is not all pluses. Spitz are fantastically energetic. These little snowballs are just overwhelmed with energy. Despite its small size, this dog, with its fantastic performance, is simply created for agility. And the circus numbers of Pavlenko confirm this: throughout the whole number of Spitz perform the most difficult tricks, being in work constantly. And they do it quickly, dexterously, with obvious pleasure, without fatigue, with a dazzling smile (without quotes) - this dog dog really has a radiant smile.
Perhaps, it is because of the simple care (notrequire expensive haircuts or exhausting trimming, lack of eccentricity in food, easy learning), the Japanese Spitz is gaining popularity so quickly, which is also indicated by the performance of exhibitions. If in the last decade the breed was looked at with surprise (simply by ignorance), now it is already beginning to be recognized, although it is still confused with Samoyeds (although the standards are completely different).