The Japanese Terrier is a cheerful, lively, loyal, playful, and happy small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. This small dog may often be called by the name of Nippon Terrier, Nihon Teria, Nihon Terrier, Kobe Terrier, Mikado Terrier, Oyuki (snowy) Terrier, rather than its common breed name of Japanese Terrier. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Japanese Terrier descends from Fox Terrier. The Japanese Terrier can live anywhere from 9 to 11 years, giving everyone around them a lasting experience with their cheerful, lively, loyal, playful, and happy personality! The Japanese Terrier belongs to the Terrier breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Japanese Terrier is one of the lower ranked small dogs when it comes to popularity, this comes from a number of factors. The Japanese Terrier may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Japanese Terrier is a square with a deep chest and a slight arched and powerful loin small dog with a Short length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Japanese Terrier ranges in height from 8in up to as tall as 13in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. The Japanese Terrier can weigh between 5lbs to 9lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! Those who are looking for a small dog with a Short, short, smooth, dense, and glossy type coat, should look no further because this is the dog for them. Those who are looking to buy one of the Japanese Terrier will find that they are available in the colors of Tricolor; white with black spots orwhite with black or tan markings.


The Japanese Terrier is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Japanese Terrier is right in the middle of being easy and difficult to train, so it will be able to learn the important things that it needs to know. The Japanese Terrier is a pretty playful dog, but it may have its moments of being lazy and wanting to lay around. The Japanese Terrier is above average in energy, it will constantly keep you on your toes trying to keep it calm and wearing it down to give you a break. If you want a dog that will follow you everywhere you go and show you how much they love you, then the Japanese Terrier dog is for you. The Japanese Terrier is average when it comes to children, it may be perfectly fine with them or it may not want anything to do with them, it is hit or miss. The Japanese Terrier is average when it comes to meeting new people, it is best to expect them to take time to warm up to the new people in their lives. The Japanese Terrier is an average watchdog, one day it may attack an intruder and the next day it may not be bothered by them. Some dogs are not meant to be with other dogs as they may react in a dangerous way, the Japanese Terrier is one of these dogs. The Japanese Terrier will not be happy around a cat, it will cause a lot of chaos in your home and whenever there is a cat around.


When it comes to shedding, the Japanese Terrier is moderate. It does shed, but it is not enough to affect your decision of purchasing this pet. The Japanese Terrier is not hypoallergenic, it may not be a good choice for those who have a lot of allergies, especially to dogs. When it comes to grooming, the Japanese Terrier is above average, you will not have to spend as much time and effort grooming this dog as you would with others. The Japanese Terrier is known for being healthy and living for up to {max_year} years, this is great for those who want an energetic, whole dog. If you are looking to bring the Japanese Terrier into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Vomiting, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, and Fleas. The amount that you may spend on a dog for each year varies on the type of dog you get, the Japanese Terrier can cost you about $1200 per year.