I want to know about Japanese Spitz dogs

  1. I've been thinking about getting a new dog (don't know exactly when), but I'm interested in the Japanese Spitz breed. Does anyone have one? I get the idea there aren't too many of them around. They look so cute from the pictures I've seen on the internet.

    1) How do they compare to poodles? (I've had a poodle before) What's their energy level?

    2) How did you get your Japanese Spitz, from a breeder locally or the internet?

    3) I've read they live about 12 years. Has anyone seen one live longer?

    Please tell me whatever else you think about this type of dog.
    Thanks in advance for any replies...