Dog Breeds: J

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small, feisty, loyal and intelligent working dog, originally developed in England, which is generally healthy and has minimal grooming requirements and a long lifespan. It is highly versatile and can adapt to different environments as long as it has sufficient environmental stimulation and is well exercised.

The Jack-A-Poo is the ideal companion for a young and active family that is keen to spend lots of time with their furry friend and desire an intelligent, highly-trainable pet. Children get on especially well with the cheeky little Jack-A-Poo who is always up for a game and a cuddle. Apartment living is an appropriate option once sufficient exercise is provided.

The Jagdterrier is known for being brave and tenacious, even in comparison to other terrier breeds. Originally developed in 1920s Germany, the Jagdterrier is the result of several crosses between other terrier breeds. Best suited to experienced owners in a rural setting, the Jagdterrier can be an active and affectionate companion.

The Jämthund, or Swedish Elkhound, is a Spitz-type dog, which has likely been around for many centuries. Originally from Sweden, they have traditionally been used for hunting large animals, such as wolves and elk. Multi-purpose, they have also been employed as guard dogs, and are well accepted within their native Scandinavia as family pets for those who lead an active lifestyle.

The Japanese Chin is a dainty and cheerful small breed of dog that loves to be around people and is gentle with children. They make an excellent companion and will stay loyally by your side at all times. They are renowned for their long and silky coat, ‘startled’ expression and ‘stylish’ gait.

The Japanese Spitz is a bold, energetic and affectionate breed with a magnificent long thick pure-white coat. They make excellent companions and are good around children and other pets. Because this breed is highly intelligent they respond readily to training and are eager to please. Despite their small size this breed is a keen protector and make a good watchdog.