The origin of the Japanese Spitz is said to be from large and medium
sized white spitz dogs (White German Spitz and other similar spitz
breeds from America, North-East Europe and Asia) brought to Japan
beginning from around 1915.
In the year 1921 some white spitz were exhibited for the first time
at a dog show in Tokyo.
Subsequently, in 1925, two pairs of white spitz were imported from
Canada and, until around 1936, further imports arrived in Japan
from North America, Australia and East Russia (through Manchuria).
Eventually their offspring were crossbred to produce a better breed.
After the Second World War the first unified breed standard was
drawn up in 1948 by the Japan Kennel Club and finally approved