The Japanese Terrier is a small breed of dog that has a rich history dating back to the 17th century in Japan. The breed was originally developed as a hunter, and later became popular as a lap dog due to its diminutive size and affectionate personality.
The Japanese Terrier is typically about 8-13 inches tall at the shoulder, with an average weight of around 6-9 pounds. They have short, smooth coats that are often black and white or tricolor. Their eyes are round and dark in color, adding to their sweet expression. One distinctive feature of this breed is its ears â€“ which can be either floppy or erect.
Japanese Terriers are known for their friendly personalities, making them great companions for families with children or other pets. They love attention from their owners and will often follow them from room to room looking for cuddles or playtime.
This breed is not naturally aggressive but they can display protective behavior towards those who they feel possessiveness over (such as toys). With proper socialization during puppyhood, these tendencies can be managed by the owner’s control through training.
Like any purebred dogs, certain health issues may affect some members of the breed more than others; although generally this particular breeding line does well overall in terms of health concerns aside from minor skin irritations/conditions.
Due to their small size and energy level demands shouldn’t require too much exercise beyond indoor play sessions (at least twice daily) when appropriate time permits), occasional walks down easy trails/hiking paths outdoors!
Special Grooming Needs:
As mentioned previously , their fur requires regular maintenance such as brushing once every week while also providing baths when needed to keep healthy coat shine!
Basic obedience training usually takes place during puppyhood within routines established by reputable professionals where multiple exercises (i.e., agility courses) help sharpen focus skills necessary for obedience demonstrations.
Compatibility with children/pets:
Japanese Terriers generally get along well with other animals, including dogs and cats. However, like most breeds, they should be supervised when interacting with small children as some may not handle them appropriately due to size or general younger age group inconsideration.
One endearing personality quirk of the Japanese Terrier is their love of playing fetch. Owners have shared stories about their pups loving nothing more than chasing after a ball again and again!
The Japanese Terrier has yet to become a popular breed featured on movies or tv shows thus far however it has been said that these dogs have won many hearts over the years through local dog shows in Japan for years!