|FCI Standard No. 259|
Nippon Terrier, Nishon Terrier
about 30-33 cm
|List of domestic dogs|
Origin and history
The origins of the breed go back to 1702, when the smooth- haired fox terriers were brought to Japan from Holland and the Japanese terriers were created by crossing them with local dogs. The dogs were kept mainly in the port cities of Yokohama and Kobe as lap dogs, which were carried by their owners on walks. They were called Oyuku or Mikado Terriers . A planned breeding of a modern pedigree dog began around 1920. It took about 10 years until the breed picture had solidified.
The Japanese terrier grows up to 33 cm. The hair is three-colored, predominantly white, on the head black, tan and white or white with black spots, with black or tan markings appearing on the body. It's very short, smooth, dense, and shiny. The ears are set high, moderately small, thin, V-shaped, drooping and falling forward.
- Bonnie Wilcox, Chris Walkowicz: Kynos-Atlas dog breeds of the world . tape 2 . Kynos Verlag , Mürlenbach / Eifel 1993, ISBN 3-924008-93-0 , Japanese terrier, p. 528 .