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History Of The Japanese Terrier

Before I am going to tackle on the history of the Japanese terrier, I am going to talk about their appearance first. Commonly, the Japanese terrier is a square dog with balanced features. Most of them have heads which has a black color and predominantly white body that has little spots on it. It weighs between 5 to 9 pounds and it measures in between 8 to 13 inches. When it comes to their temperament, they are known to have a lively and cheerful character. And now you know a bit more of the said terrier dog breed, here is a little take on the history of the Japanese terrier.

According to the history of this terrier dog breed, it is highly believed that the Japanese terrier’s ancestors were shipped by Dutch merchant ships in the only Japanese port back in the day that was open to the West back in the 17th century. It is unclear, though, in the history of this terrier dog breed upon which of these dog breeds are their ancestors. But it is also highly believed that this dog has some connections with the Dutch Boerenfox. Whatever has happened to the Japanese terriers, they developed to become pets as this terrier dog breed are really popular lap dogs in Japanese cities such as Kobe, Yokohama, and Nagasaki.

Until now, the Japanese terrier is still somewhat popular to Japan and in some parts of the world. I mean, you wouldn’t really hesitate of getting one. They are cute and adorable terrier dog breed!

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