Thinking about purchasing an Japanese Chin? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Japanese Chin breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Japanese Chin owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Japanese Chin and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Japanese Chin Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Japanese Chin and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Japanese Chin Profile
The Japanese Chin is a lively little dog with a dainty appearance who loves to cavort and play. They have a compact carriage and profuse coat. Their movement is stylish, lifting their feet high when in action, and carrying their tail proudly curved or plumed over their back. They are higher in stature than their cousins, the Pekingese, but still very small in appearance. They have a flattened face, large eyes and a very round skull. A gentle and affectionate breed, they are meticulously clean and very easy to house break. Some owners claim they are much like a cat in their cleanliness and habits. They are very playful, enjoyable and get along with almost anyone. This includes children, strangers and other pets. They are sensitive, mild mannered, low in activity and high in fun. They are intelligent, charming and sophisticated. Japanese Chins are said to have strong personality traits, such as strong likes and dislikes. If you enjoy an affectionate, playful lapdog, then a Japanese Chin would make an excellent companion.
Other Names: Japanese Spaniel
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 8 - 11
and black or white and red and white (all shades, including sable, brindle,
lemon and orange).
Chins are intelligent, alert and playful. They love to follow their owners around,
and joyously play with them. They get along with almost anyone, including other
pets, children and even strangers. They sometimes have strong personality traits,
such as strong likes and dislikes. Japanese Chins are sensitive, affectionate
and well mannered. They are robust, hardy and independent, yet still love to
be with their owners.
Watch-dog: Moderate - may
be timid around strangers.
Japanese Chin Care and Training:
Japanese Chins require grooming with a brush or comb twice weekly. This will
keep their coat clean and tangle free. Dry shampoo when necessary. Clean and
check the ears and eyes daily, as these can be prone to infection. Japanese
Chins should receive short daily walks and an opportunity to play every day.
Exercise is average. Like other breeds with flat noses, heart and breathing
problems may occur.
Japanese Chin Health Issues: Like other breeds with flat noses, breathing difficulties and heart problems may occur. Other health concerns include dislocated kneecaps, back problems, cataracts, low blood sugar, eye irritations, and possible problems with whelping.
Life Span: 9 - 12
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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