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call-this-a-mask  asked:

Your dogs are beautiful! I love seeing pictures of them!! Just a question - I have a white pedigree German Spitz, and he looks almost identical to Luna, but I know she is a Japanese Spitz. Do you know the difference between the two types or is there not really a difference at all? It's eerie how alike they look. Have a nice day :)

Hi!

There’s a lot of similarity for sure! Japanese spitz are a fairly new breed (think early to mid 1900s), and their development supposedly started when white Germans were brought to Japan in the 1920s. Various other breeds have also had an impact, such as Samoyed, Eskie and Volpino, but GS are the closest imo.

Physical differences can be tricky, especially in terms of distiguishing type, because JS’es come with some variety - now “down to” four distinct types (Hakuo, King Light, Lassie, and Hi-Crown.) In Japan, Hakuo and Lassie are preferred types, and they are a tad lighter and “more elegant,” with a longer more arched neck, and a differently structured coat. European JS tend to lean more towards the less desirable Hi-Crown though, which is stockier.
tl;dr: There should be a clearly definable difference, but heck I wouldn’t be able to tell most of the time

Ofc JS are all whitish, and should not stray outside 30-38cm at the withers. 

In terms of temperament, JS are said to be a little more “bred down” than GS, which is why we decided on them rather than Mittel. A little less quintessential Spitz, a little less independent, a little less watchish, a little less prey-drivey. 

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