Jaland

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
China <> Great Britain -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Jaland

The Jaland is a lovely mix of the Japanese Spaniel and the West Highland White Terrier, both of which are miniature breeds. They don't get much bigger than 30.5 centimeters in height and weigh around 6 kilos on average. Their coats are thick and soft, medium to long, and can come in a variety of colors, including black, white, gray, fawn, sable, piebald and brindle. They are intelligent but can be difficult to train due to their stubbornness. The Jaland loves children, but needs to be supervised with young children and must get on well with other pets. This is a generally healthy breed that usually lives to around 15 years.

History of the Jaland

The Jaland is a new breed, so you need to consult the history of its parent breeds to determine its history.

 

        

A little of the Japanese Spaniel

        
The Japanese Spaniel is a small dog that originated in Japan in ancient times, but its exact history is not completely clear. Some say they were brought to Japan by a Buddhist teacher in 520 AD, while others believe the little dogs were given to the Emperor of Japan by the Chinese Emperor in 1000 AD. Another story is that they were bred in Korea and brought from there around 1,500 years ago. Whichever story you choose to believe, all agree that the Japanese Spaniel was revered by the Japanese people and treated like a king. Until 1977, they were still known as Japanese Spaniels and are thought to be a mix of Pekingese and Pugs. They were popular with royalty and were given to Queen Victoria, Princess Catherine of Braganza and even Franklin Pierce when he was the 15th President of the United States. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 and is the 108th most popular dog breed.
Standard of the Japanese Spaniel

A little of the West Highland White Terrier

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 de Poltalloch mistook his dog for a fox and accidentally shot it while hunting, the colonel decided to breed them in white only. In 1908, the West Highland White Terrier breed was officially accepted into the American Kennel Club, where it is now the 41st most popular dog breed.
Standard of the West Highland White Terrier

Appearance of the Jaland

These small, adorable hybrids weigh an average of 4.5 to 7.5 kilos and stand around 28 to 30.5 centimeters tall. 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, piebald, sable, brindle or any combination of these. Their characteristics more closely resemble the West Highland White Terrier with the coloring and attitude of the Japanese Chin. They can also resemble a Shih Tzu or Lhasa Apso. The Jaland has a long, thick body and short legs, and a small head with drooping, hairy ears. Their hairy tail curls over their back when it's not wagging and becomes straighter when it is, which is quite often.

Temperament of the Jaland

The Jaland is alert, gentle, friendly and good with other pets but needs to be well socialized. They also love children, but need to be supervised with young school-age children. They can be slow to train as they are a little stubborn and it may be worth trying obedience school if you don't have the time or patience to do it yourself. However, positive reinforcement and puppy pads are used by many Jaland owners. The Jaland is a good pet for your family, but is not an excellent guard dog as they tend to love everyone. They also like lots of attention and don't like to be left alone for long periods.

Needs and activities of the Jaland

Due to the Japanese Chin genes, this breed loves to climb and jump, so agility training and competitions can be the perfect activity for her. The Terrier in her makes her want to hunt small prey, including rabbits, birds and squirrels, so you'll need to keep her on a leash outside if she's not in a fenced enclosure. They need at least 45 to 60 minutes of physical activity a day to stay healthy and happy. When they don't get enough exercise, they tend to get bored and can develop bad habits such as excessive barking, chewing on objects or becoming anxious and aggressive.

Maintenance of the Jaland

Your Jaland needs to be brushed at least three or four times a week because of its long, thick coat. A pin brush and a metal comb are the preferred tools, but you can also use a shedding tool like a detangler during the shedding season. They should only be washed when necessary, and you should use a mild dog shampoo as they are sensitive to skin irritation. You should clean his ears once a week with a damp cotton ball and clip his nails with a nail clipper when they become too long. We also recommend brushing your dog's teeth with a special dog toothpaste several times a week to prevent dental disease.

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