Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Japanese Terrier

(Nihon Teria)

Japanese Terrier


ORIGIN

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FCI
Japan.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
04.04.2016.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Toy dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 3Terriers
Section 2Small-sized Terriers
Without working trial

UKC
Terrier

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
This breed was created by mating smooth-haired Fox Terriers, exported to Nagasaki from the Netherlands in the 17th century, to small-sized pointers or small-sized native dogs. Japanese Terriers were kept mainly as lap-dogs in ports such as Kobe and Yokohama.
The Japanese Terrier has a lively and cheerful character. Its planned breeding started around 1920, and it was not until about 1930 that its type became fixed.
UKC
In the 17th Century, smooth-haired Fox Terriers were imported to Japan from the Netherlands. These dogs were bred with small pointers and native type dogs, and the Japanese Terrier eventually emerged, with type being set in the breed around 1930. The breed is kept mainly as a lap dog. The Japanese Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Small-sized dog of smart appearance with a clear-cut and compact outline. The coat is very short, being about 2 mm in length.
UKC
The Japanese Terrier is a short coated, small sized, clean cut dog, with a smart appearance and a compact outline.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The ratio of height at withers to length of body is 1 1. The nasal bridge and the skull are equal in length.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
The Japanese Terrier is swift and lively in temperament.
UKC
Lively and cheerful.

HEAD

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CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Flat and moderately narrow.
UKC
Flat and moderately narrow, with a moderate stop.

Stop

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FCI
Not too defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black with a straight nasal bridge.
UKC
Black.

Muzzle

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UKC
The same length as the skull, with a straight nasal bridge and thin, tight lips. The cheeks are lean and free from fullness.

Lips

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FCI
Thin and tight.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong and white, with a scissor bite.
UKC
The Japanese Terrier has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Lean and free from fullness.

Eyes

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FCI
Moderately sized, oval in shape and dark in colour.
UKC
Moderately sized, oval in shape, and dark in color.

Ears

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FCI
Set on high, moderately small, thin, V-shaped and dropping forward. But carried folded and standing out from sides of the skull permitted.
UKC
Set on high, fairly small and thin, V-shaped, and folding forward. Rose ears are also permitted.

NECK

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FCI
Moderately long, strong, gradually thicker towards the shoulders and free from throatiness.
UKC
Moderately long, strong and tapering, with a clean throat.

BODY

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UKC
The body is square in proportion. The chest is deep, but not too broad, with well sprung ribs. The withers are high and the back is short and firm. The loin is slightly arched and powerful. The belly is well tucked up.

Withers

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FCI
High.

Back

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FCI
Short and firm.

Loin

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FCI
Loins and croup: Slightly arched and powerful.

Chest

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FCI
Deep, but forechest no too broad. Ribs well sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Well tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Moderately thin; docked at the third or fourth joint.
UKC
Moderately thin, and generally docked at the third or fourth joint.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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UKC
The shoulders slope gently.

Shoulder

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FCI
Sloping gently.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Straight, with moderate bone.

Forearm

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FCI
Straight, bones not too heavy.

FEET

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UKC
Tight, with elastic pads, and hard nails that are preferably dark in color.

Forefeet

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FCI
Tightly closed, pads elastic; nails hard and preferably dark in colour .

Hind feet

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FCI
See Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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UKC
The thighs are long. There is moderate angulation at the stifle and the hock. The rear pasterns are vertical.

Thigh

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FCI
Long.

Stifle

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FCI
Moderately angulated.

Hock joint

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FCI
Moderately angulated.

Hock

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FCI
Vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Light and agile.
UKC
Light and agile.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short, smooth, dense and glossy.
UKC
Short, smooth, dense and glossy.

COLOUR

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FCI
Tricolour with black, tan and white head; white with black spots, black markings or tan markings on body.
UKC
Tricolor; white with black spots; white with black or tan markings on the body.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI
Height for both dogs and bitches approximately 30 - 33 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers is 12-13 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
Slightly overshot or undershot bite.
Bicolour.
UKC
Teeth: Slightly overshot or undershot bite.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

Aggressive or overly shy.
Long hair.
Extremely overshot or undershot bite.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Severely overshot or undershot bite. Long hair.
Teeth: Severely overshot or undershot bite.
Coat: Long hair.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.