Japanese Terrier Breed Maintenance
The Japanese Terrier is a low maintenance dog and only requires a quick brushing weekly. He will shed moderately all year and there will be hair throughout your home unless you brush him daily. When brushing, use a soft slicker brush or soft bristle brush. You can also wipe his coat down with a damp cloth daily to help remove any dirt or loose hairs and keep him clean. Check his ears weekly and give them a quick cleaning if they look dirty to prevent any infections from starting. His coat should be naturally shiny and sleek, therefore, do not over-bathe him and cause the natural oils on his skin and coat to be stripped away. He should only need to be bathed a few times each year. Use a mild shampoo that has been veterinarian approved. Check his nails every few weeks to ensure they do not grow too long and cause feet problems.