9-14 lbs
United States
Japanese Chin
West Highland White Terrier
Westie Chin

The Jaland is a cute mix of the Japanese Chin and the West Highland White Terrier, which are both toy breeds. They do not get much bigger than a foot tall and weigh about 13 pounds on average. Their coat is thick and soft, medium to long, and can come in a variety of colors including black, white, gray, fawn, sable, pied, and brindle. They are smart but may be difficult to train due to their stubbornness. The Jaland loves kids but must be supervised with small children and should get along well with other pets. This is a generally healthy breed that typically lives to be about 15 years old. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Japanese Chin and West Highland White Terrier

Jaland Health

Average Size
Male Jaland size stats
Height: 11-12 inches Weight: 10-16 lbs
Female Jaland size stats
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 9-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Seborrhea
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Deafness
  • Cataracts
  • Atopy Dermatitis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Hearing
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood Tests

Jaland Breed History

The Jaland is a new breed so you have to look at the histories of the parent breeds to determine their history. The Japanese Chin has been around for over 1,500 years and was known as the Japanese Spaniel to begin with. They are believed to have been bred around 520 A.D. in Japan and were presented to the Emperor of Japan as a gift. Others believe the dog was given to the Japanese Emperor by the Chinese Emperor in 1000 A.D. Another story claims that the Japanese Chin migrated from Korea to Japan sometime around 500 A.D. and was bred from the Pug and the Pekingese. Either way, the Japanese Chin became very popular with royalty, were considered higher beings, and were kept as companion pets. The breed was officially accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1888 and are now the 108th most popular dog breed in the United States. The West Highland White Terrier originated in Scotland in the 1800s from the Cairn Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Skye Terrier, and Scottish Terrier. They were originally used to hunt rats, mice, badgers, otters, and even foxes. The breed was originally bred in many colors but after Colonel Malcolm of Poltalloch mistook his dog for a fox and accidentally shot him during a hunt, the Colonel decided to breed them only in the white color. In 1908, the West Highland White Terrier breed was officially accepted into the American Kennel Club where they are now the 41st most popular breed of dog. 

Jaland Breed Appearance

This small and adorable hybrid averages 10 to 16 pounds and stands about 11 to 12 inches high. They have large, round, brown eyes and a small, black nose. Their medium to long, thick fur is soft and can come in many colors including black, white, gray, fawn, pied, sable, brindle, or any combination of these. Their features are more like the West Highland White Terrier with the coloring and attitude of the Japanese Chin. They may also resemble a Shih Tzu or a Lhasa Apso. The Jaland has a long, thick body and short legs, and a small head with floppy and furry ears. Their furry tail curls up over their back when it is not wagging, and becomes straighter when it is, which is pretty often.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Jaland eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Jaland nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Jaland coat
gray Jaland coat
fawn Jaland coat
pied Jaland coat
sable Jaland coat
brindle Jaland coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Jaland straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Jaland Breed Maintenance

Your Jaland needs to be brushed at least three or four times a week because of her long, thick coat. A pin brush and metal comb are the preferred tools but you may also want to use a shedding tool like a deshedder during the shedding season. They should only be shampooed when necessary and you should use mild dog shampoo because they are susceptible to skin irritation. You must clean her ears once a week with a moist cotton ball and trim her toenails with nail clippers when they get too long. It is also recommended that you brush your dog’s teeth with special dog toothpaste several times a week to prevent dental disease. 

Brushes for Jaland
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Jaland requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Jaland Temperament

The Jaland is alert, gentle, friendly, and good with other pets but must be socialized well. They also like kids but must be supervised with small children under school age. They may be slow to train because they are a bit stubborn and it may be worth it to try obedience school if you do not have the time or patience to do it yourself. However, positive reinforcement and puppy pads are used by many Jaland owners. The Jaland makes a good companion pet for your family but is not a great watchdog because they tend to like everyone. They also like to have plenty of attention and do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. 

Jaland Activity Requirements

Because of the Japanese Chin genes, this breed likes to climb and jump, so agility training and competitions may be the perfect activity for her. The Terrier in her gives her the drive to chase small prey including rabbits, birds, and squirrels, so you need to keep her on a leash when outside if she is not in a fenced enclosure. They need at least 45 to 60 minutes of physical activity per day to stay healthy and happy. When they do not get enough exercise, they tend to become bored and may develop some bad habits such as barking excessively, chewing on things, or becoming anxious and aggressive.  

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Jaland Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Jaland Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Jaland size stats at six months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 8.0 lbs
Female Jaland size stats at six months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 6.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Jaland size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Jaland size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 8.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Jaland size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 13.0 lbs
Female Jaland size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 11.5 lbs

Jaland Owner Experiences

10 Years
3 People
Awesome dog perfect in every way!
5 years, 10 months ago
Dee Dee
2 Years
2 People
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Dee Dee is the best little dog! She is small enough to make her easy to care for, yet she is big enough to be physical with me. She can go on long hikes with me and hold her own! She is the perfect companion dog!
4 years, 4 months ago
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