The silky coat of a Japillon is not prone to matting and bathing is not suggested. Weekly brushing will maintain its coat and will also help to distribute oils on the skin. Both the ears and the neck area needs special attention. Clip off the extra-long nails and clean their teeth occasionally.
As stated above, the Japillon is an active and social dog, therefore a potential owner must have a sizable yard for exercise and play or be prepared to take the dog for walks. Visiting areas were other dogs are ie- dog parks and/or beaches is recommended for this breed. Due to the Japillons long coat, daily brushing is required to prevent matting and excessive shedding.
First of all, we need to take a preliminary bath for japillon to remove the dirt, debris, oil and environmental factors of japillon, and make the coating of japillon return to neutral state. We have to always choose the mildest shampoo to bathe japillon, and that will get the job done. Second bath the hair of japillon is used to strengthen the coat of japillon. No matter you want to add water, enhance color, change texture, etc., when you do the last rinse, you should try to keep the temperature of the bath of japillon cool, so that the skin will not dehydrate. After the bath, use a light conditioner to supplement the natural oil lost during the bath. Conditioner will help seal the ends, prevent damage to the coating, and also help prevent static electricity. Japillon needs the least modification, but a good solid bath is the most important. It is essential to separate each hair, and slightly separate it from the body, to make the japillon coat clean and tidy. With this breed, the cleaner the skin of japillon, the less likely it will be swept and shed.
The dog needs regular feeding just like any other dog in general. Normal pet foods are enough for them.
You need to make sure that this japillon doesn't get overweight because it exacerbates any tendency to have knee problems. Most japillons work well with a quarter to half a glass of dry food, divided into two meals. It seems to be a small amount, but it's easy to overfeed japillon and see weight gain. You don't leave food for free all day. Make sure that you and your family don't feed japillon as a treat. If you notice that your japillon has gained weight, discuss this with your veterinarian to get a feeding schedule, dog food, and exercise that can help your japillon in the right weight recommendations.
Japillon can inherit genetic diseases from their ancestors. Their mastoid predecessors are considered to be a healthy breed with no major health problems and high life expectancy. However, japillon has a small jaw and a small tooth and root structure. As a result, they are prone to dental health problems such as gingivitis and tooth loss caused by gingivitis. They may also have anesthesia, progressive retinal atrophy, hereditary liver disease, patellar dislocation, and epilepsy. On the other hand, japillon is prone to patellar dislocation, cataract, entropion and heart murmur. Mostly a healthy breed, the dog may suffer from minor health concerns such as Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Cataracts, Von Willebrand's Disease, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Some occasional tests recommended include Radiographs and Eye Examination.
Like all breeds of dogs, japillon does have certain breed specific health problems. Dental health may be a problem for japillon. Therefore, teeth should be cleaned regularly. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is another problem for japillon. Dogs with this disease are blind between the ages of 4 and 8. The most common orthopedic problem in japillon is patellar dislocation. Japillon's kneecap may slide out from the inside or side.
The Japillon is an active and social breed. The owner should have a moderately sized ward for a walk or to exercise. Dog parks or beaches are also recommended.
Japillon responds really well to generous and constant training. It efficiently obeys the commands of its master making it easily trainable.
If you have difficulty training or controlling your japillon, you should ask your friends to help you train your japillon.
Japillon often behaves like a cat, and he can do it in his training. Japillon is very smart, but he is very picky in training. But if they like you, you can train japillon successfully. One thing to remember in training japillon is that if you're bored, japillon will be bored, too. If he's bored, japillon will stop listening to you and find something more exciting to do. When your japillon respects you, japillon's training should be easy. You need to correct them with firmness (not harshness) and don't use punishment. Severe training doesn't work for japillon, especially because they have a very good memory.
When we take care of japillon, we have to prepare for it. It's all work. Your preparation includes cleaning your ears, manicure your nails, trim your foot pads, anal glands and proper dental hygiene. Every time japillon bathes and grooms, be prepared. All dogs need to have their ears checked and cleaned regularly. Some people need to take their hair off the ear canal. This allows japillon's ears to have proper air circulation. There's no need to remove all the hair from the ear, because some of the hair can block foreign debris. Before you try this job, you have to be properly trained to pull the ear hair. Japillon proper nail care is also important. Long, ugly nails are uncomfortable for dogs and for anyone they might jump on. Long nails also affect the shape of the foot. Trim pads help give japillon good traction on different surfaces and can minimize the dust of the dog tracks into the house. It also provides an opportunity to treat and condition the claws from cracks and abrasions. If the anal gland of japillon is full, it should also be examined and expressed. Some considerate pet owners prefer to have their veterinarians do anal glands. Good dental hygiene is also essential for healthy dogs.