Japanese Terrier

Thinking about purchasing an Japanese Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Japanese Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Japanese Terrier owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Japanese Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Japanese Terrier Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Japanese Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Japanese Terrier Breed Profile

The Japanese Terrier is a small terrier native to Japan. It is believed to be descended from the progeny of fox terrier types, pointers and indigenous Japanese dogs. This dog is also known as the Nippon Terrier. The breed is rare, even in Japan.

Other Names: Nippon Terrier, Nihon Teria, Nihon Terrier

Type: Terrier

Height: 11-13  Inches
6-9 Lbs.

Colors: Tri-color, black and tan in the head, white in body.
Short, of I - 2 millimeters, smooth, close and glossy. Silky texture. Japanese Terrier’s tiny stature and short coat make it a low-maintenance pet, but it does not do well in the cold

Temperament: Lively and cheerful character. Swift and lively Temperament.

Care and Training: The coat needs little care
Learning Rate:
The Japanese Terrier responds well to gentle, consistent training.
This breed needs plenty of exercise.

Country of Origin: Japan
It is generally believed that the ancestors of the Japanese Terrier were brought by Dutch merchant ships to Nagasaki, the only Japanese port open to the West in the 17th Century. Whether there was a type of fox terrier developing in the Netherlands, or whether these were dogs brought along by English sailors is unclear. Unlike other descendants of fox terriers, the JT seems to have been developed exclusively as a pet. The dogs became very popular as lap dogs in ports such as Nagasaki, Kobe and Yokohama. According to the Japanese Kennel Club, planned breeding of Japanese Terriers did not begin until around 1920, when fanciers began selective breeding from the progenitor, the Kobe Terrier. The Japanese Terrier was recognized by the JKC in 1930. The Japanese Terrier is recognized by the Japanese Kennel Club and the FCI. It is little known outside of Japan, but does have its admirers in Europe.

Group: Toy

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