The Japanese Spitz originates from Japan, around the 1920s and 30s. This breed has been compared to the American Eskimo dog. These small dogs are very protective of their home. They have pointy ears, and a triangle-shaped head. They have one of the longest life spans for dogs, which is between 10 and 16 years. The Japanese Spitz does not require lots of exercise, unless their owner is up to it; they are truly people-pleasing dogs, but their owners should take them for daily walks. They can remain in the home, instead of staying outdoors, but their owner should keep them active if they are going to be kept indoors. They prefer to have a set of rules to follow, and limits on what can or cannot be done.