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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Japeke Build Information

The Japeke dog is the hybrid mix between the Pekingese and Japanese Chin purebreds. These small dogs stand less than 11 inches and may have either the short, fine coat of the Chin or the long double coat of the Pekingese. They typically come in black, tan, red, and white color variations.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Japeke dogs are known for being cheerful, alert, and loyal little dogs that are very family oriented. Their attentiveness can make them good watch dogs and they will easily learn a many commands and tricks with firm and consistent training. They have a tendency towards Small Dog Syndrome and owners should make sure not to be tolerant of undesirable behaviors. Although active, the Japeke requires little more than daily walks to satisfy their exercise needs.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Black & White, Chocolate, Red, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Japeke Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train