Japanese Terrier

The Japanese Terrier is a lively active little dog that is very feisty and always ready to play and have a good chase around the house or outside.

These small dogs are scarce even in their native land and are aka Nippon Terrier. They look just like the Fox Terrier breed and have the same characteristics.

Japanese Terrier Facts

Japanese Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      4 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        2 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         zero star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 20-33 cm (7-12 in)

Weight: 2-4 kg (4.4-8.8 lb)

Coat: Their coat is staright, fine, smooth and hard

Colour: Mostly white with black or tan markings

Lifespan: 9-11 years

Special Characteristics

These dogs are known to be cheerful and curious and need plenty to do to stop them from getting into mischief. This dog is an extrovert and loves to show off.

Exercise Requirements

The Japanese Terrier will be super active and lively at home and when out and about on walks. This is definitely a dog with high exercise requirements.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: The dog likes its independence but will show affection towards their owners.

Children: Are normally good around children, even more so if they have been raised with them.

Other Pets: These small dogs love to chase and have a high prey drive. The Japanese terrier might well injure cats and other small animals in the home.

Strangers: Are friendly around strangers if well socialised from a young age.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Can be problematic unless well socialised from a puppy.

What to Watch Out For

Are known to bark excessively and could well be a problem around other animals. These dogs need a lot of exercise and if they don’t get it they might well try to escape or dig.

Health Risks

This breed does not have any serious health issues to take not of here.

Ideal Owner

As you would expect the perfect owner of the Japanese Terrier needs to be active and have lots of time to play with the dog to stop it getting mischievous around the home.

More Photos

Japanese Terrier with black head and all white body Japanese Terrier with black and brown head and white body

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