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What breed of dog would you recommend keeping in Japan?

Recommended dog breed shiba

Some people may want to adopt a dog while living in Japan.

Especially those who had a dog in their home country may need a dog to ease their loneliness and heal their hearts in a foreign country, Japan.

However, there are differences in the breeds of dogs kept in different countries.

Even after deciding to get a dog, many people wonder, “What breed should I get? Many people wonder, “What kind of dog breed should I get?

So, in this issue, we will answer such questions as “What breed would you recommend if I were to keep a dog in Japan? and “What breed of dog is recommended to keep in Japan?

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Dog breeds recommended for keeping in Japan

The culture of pet-owning is deeply rooted in Japan, and a wide variety of dog breeds are kept.

The popular dog breeds are the same every year, and their cuteness as well as ease of ownership are major attractions.

Let us list some specific recommended dog breeds.


The Pomeranian has long been a popular dog breed, consistently ranking in the top 10 of Japan’s most popular dog breeds.

Although they are curious and charming, they are an easy breed to keep because they require little exercise and short walks.

They tend to be a bit timid and wary, so they need to be socialized from puppyhood.

Failure to do so will lead to barking and biting.

The dog is cute with its fuzzy fur and round eyes.

They can be cut in a variety of different ways, making them fashionable as well.

Recommended dog breed Pomeranian

Miniature Dachshund

The Miniature Dachshund is one of the top five most popular dog breeds in Japan.

Their greatest appeal is their friendliness.

They always come close to their owners and appeal to them with their eyes as if they want to play.

This breed is suitable for people who want to play with dogs in the house or go to a dog run.

They are athletic and a little prone to barking, but this problem can be cleared up if they are well trained from puppyhood.

Trimming itself is not necessary, so the cost should be inexpensive.

Recommended dog breed Miniature Dachshund

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is a breed native to Japan and often ranks in the top five.

Although foreigners may not be familiar with this breed, if you live in Japan, we recommend that you get a Shiba Inu, “THE Japanese dog”.

They are a very easy breed to keep because they are very obedient to their owners and have a strong body.

In recent years, the Mame-Shiba, a small breed of dog, has been gaining popularity.

The Mame-Shiba is very smart and has a bright personality, but it can be a bit stubborn, so it needs to be trained well.

They are less likely to bark if they have their own territory, so if you keep a toy poodle, be sure to create a calm space indoors.

Toy Poodles

The toy poodle is the most popular dog breed in Japan.

They are characterized by their bright personality and intelligence, and many people keep many toy poodles because they are easy to keep.

The major points that make them easy to keep are that they shed little hair and have little body odor.

They can also be cut in a variety of different ways, allowing them to enjoy being fashionable.

The Labrador Retriever is relatively athletic and needs to be walked frequently.

Recommended dog breed toy poodles

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is a very popular large breed of dog.

It is highly recommended for families that are able to afford a large breed dog.

They are very smart, obedient, and gentle, making them a very easy breed to keep.

Incidentally, be prepared for them to be quite mischievous as puppies.

They also need a lot of exercise, so they should be walked daily.

The Golden Retriever, another large dog, is also recommended because it has the same charm as the Labrador Retriever.

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is one of the top 10 most popular dog breeds every year.

They are a very easy breed to keep because their flat noses are very cute and they shed little hair and have little odor.

Many of them have friendly personalities, so they are fun to be with.

They have low tolerance for temperature (hot and cold), so you only need to be careful to regulate their body temperature.

Recommended dog breed French Bulldog


Although not in the top 10, the Cavalier is a very easy breed to keep and is highly recommended.

They have very cute droopy ears and are called “Comforter Spaniels” because of their calm and gentle nature.

They are smart and easy to train, so they are especially recommended for first-time dog owners.

Another nice thing about them is that they are not aggressive toward other dogs.


In this issue, we asked the question, “What is the best breed of dog to keep in Japan? I have explained what breeds I would recommend if I were to keep a dog in Japan.

The breeds introduced here are all quite popular in Japan and easy to keep.

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