Get to know the Japanese Terrier
All you need to know about the breed
The Japanese Terrier is an affectionate canine, capable of great devotion towards their family. Their loyalty translates into great watchdog qualities, and they will not be deterred by size - theirs or others - when it comes to protecting their human(s).
The Japanese Terrier may play favourites, choosing one person to shadow around the house, but they will inject some fun into any household thanks to their lively temperament. The breed makes an energetic playmate for children, once the training is out of the way. Like other breeds, supervision is always advised.
Their small stature makes the Japanese Terrier well-suited to apartment life, where they will be content to curl up for a nap, so long as their exercise needs are being met. But they’re highly adaptable, so will be just as content in the countryside with some fenced space for playing in.
Yes, this is a lively dog but Japanese Terriers don’t need an extreme amount of exercise. They will stay in shape with one or two hours per day, including interactive play sessions off leash (always in a secure space). Their terrier DNA excels at chase and fetch, which will keep them agile. Life with a Japanese Terrier is sure to keep you on your toes, with plenty of affection from them to you, and vice versa!
2 facts about Japanese Terriers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Japanese Terrier