Japanese Terrier Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Japanese Terrier Dog and want to know if a Japanese Terrier is suitable for your household?

Use the Japanese Terrier information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Japanese Terrier and more.

Japanese Terrier Facts

  • Name: Japanese Terrier
  • Other Names: Nippon Terrier, Nihon Teria, Nihon Terrier, Kobe Terrier, Mikado Terrier, Oyuki (Snowy) Terrier
  • Origin: Japan
  • Breed Group: Terrier
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Japanese Terrier Dog Facts

Japanese Terrier Information

The Japanese Terrier is a short coated, small sized, clean cut dog, with a smart appearance and a compact outline.

The Japanese Terrier is a cheerful, animated, intelligent dog. They are gentle and sometimes cautious but, like other terriers, they can be intense when chasing squirrels (which may be bigger than they are).

What to do if you lose your Japanese Terrier

If your Japanese Terrier Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Visit the local vet clinics to see if anyone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Japanese Terrier

If you find a Japanese Terrier Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your suburb.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who can scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.