7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!

Japanese dogs have a very “Japanese” peculiar rustic characteristic. Japanese dogs are very faithful to its owner but not so friendly to strangers so you could say that they could be good watch dogs as well. Nowadays, most families consider dogs as a member of their families and many educate their dogs. There are different services available for dogs. In fact there are now cafes, hotels, nail salons where one could go and bring their dogs along. There are also many western dogs in Japan and the most popular are the Toy Poodle, Chiwawa and Dachshund. It’s very common to see dogs wearing pretty clothes too just like their owner. Some dog clothes do not look good with some Japanese dogs but there are alot of other things adorable about them.The different types and characteristics of Japanese dogs are going to be introduced in this article.



 

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!

 

1. Shibaken

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!_shibaken

Shibaken is a very popular dog in Japan and is surely in the top 10. It always ranks 1 as the most popular dog in Japan. It is small in size and has a firm skeleton with a reddish brown hair. Its round eyes are so cute most find them so irresistable. The Shibaken is very easy to discipline since it is very loyal to its owner. In the old days, it was used to assist in hunting small animals but nowadays, it is loved and is considered to heal the heart of its owner and the people around it. Also, the Shibaken is becoming more popuar abroad nowadays when in fact, it was designated as a natural treasure. Famous people like the Major Leabue Baseball player Ichiro and Lady Gaga have Shibaken as their pet.

 

2. Japanese Spitz

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz has a pure white colored fluffy fur. It is a very beautiful and elegant dog. After the war in 1945-1955, the popularity of the Japanese Spitz suddenly increased and 40% of all the dogs that time were Japanese Spitz. They’re size is from small to medium and they can bark in a really high voice and because of it, there came a time when their popularity dropped. However, they can be trained not to just bark when there’s no reason and this brought back it’s lost popularity from many pet lovers.

 

3. Chin

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!Chin

Chin have big lovely eyes and a short nose which many finds very cute. It also has a silk like fur. The Chin are very well mannered and because they are very calm, they have an intelligent image. It is originally a very noble dog which has been loved by the Japanese aristrocracy. It’s being so energetic is one reason why it is very popular abroad. It looks very similar to the Pekinese and that is why it is always mistaken for it.

 

4. Hokkaidoken

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!hokkaidoken

The Hokkaidoken has a very small ears and is very rusty but because it is muscular in built, it can withstand the coldness of winter. Because it has been a pet of the Ainu tribe, it has been called the “Ainu dog”. After that, it has been designated as a natural treasure in 1936 as a Hokkaido Dog or Hokkaidoken. It started appearing in the Japanese mobile telephone company Softbank commercial and has become famous since then.

 

5. Akitaken

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!akitaken

This dog starred in Richard Gere’s movie entitled “Chuken Hachi” which means the loyal dog. It’s a story about an owner of a pet which died who waited at the Tokyo Shibuya train station for 9 years. This story was discovered by Hellen Keller and so when she came to Japan and was going home to her own country, she brought an Akitaken together with her. This was the first time a Japanese dog crossed the ocean and went abroad. Also, a bronze statue in the Hachi Park in Shibuya Station was created and is now a very famous landmark used as a meeting place to many. There are shope nearby called Hachi too. Akitaken is also considered the only large-sized natural treasure dog in Japan.

 

6. Kishu

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!kishuken

In Japan, Kishu is the most owned pet in Japan next to the Shibaken. The pin like standing ears and the 3 angled eyes are the characteristics of the Kishu. Because most of its fur are colored white, maintenance is easy. It also very loyal towards its owner but is fierce towards strangers that is why it is suitable as a guard dog too. It is a very calm dog most of the time though.

 

7. Japanese Terrier

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!Japanese Terrier

The head’s color is black and white from the neck downwards. It looks strange to some. Because it’s body hair is very short, it is not strong enough to withstand coldness. In taking care of it, one only needs to wipe its body. It does not smell that much that is why it is considered pleasant to be owned even indoors. Half of the ears are hanging and the rustic naive eyes are very cute. It is also known as “Kobe Terrier” long time ago and has been loved by many in Kobe. In 1930, the Japanese Terrier became very famous. Although there was a temporary extinction of it because of the Pacific war, the extinction crisis was avoided through the efforts of the Japanese Terrier enthusiasts.

 

Conclusion

So how did you find it? Nowadays, there are 4 of the 6 types of Japanese dogs are present as of the moment. Also, all of the 6 types of dogs are considered a natural treasure by the country so if you are considering having a new member of a family, why not try having a Japanese dog?

 

7 Adorable Kinds of Japanese Dogs you should own!

1. Shibaken
2. Japanese Spitz
3. Chin
4. Hokkaidoken
5. Akitaken
6. Kishu
7. Japanese Terrier