Graceful and elegant, this small, stocky and very robust dog has a rather broad face for his size.
His facial appearance is not unlike his canine counterpart, the Pug.
His noble appearance leaves a slightly snobbish impression, although this is not the case, as he is the sweetest and most endearing of small dogs.
Between 20 and 27 cm (7.87 to 10.63 inches) for the male
Between 20 and 27 cm (7.87 to 10.63 inches) for the female
Between 1 and 7 kg (2.20 to 15.43 pounds) for the male
Between 1 and 7 kg (2.20 to 15.43 pounds) for the female
His dress is white with red or black spots.
The hair of his coat is very abundant all over the body except on the head which seems barer compared to the rest.
The head of the Japanese Spaniel has a rather rounded but broad skull, and his stop is deep.
His large eyes are very bright and black. His long triangular and drooping ears are covered with long hair.
His nose is black or flesh-color but dark. His beautiful well furnished tail falls on his back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 9, section 8 and is #206