Description of a Japanese Chin Puppies
The Japanese Chin is a small, dainty dog with a flat face. The breed was previously known as
the Japanese Spaniel. In Japan, dogs are usually viewed as working or helper animals. heir
protruding eyes are set far apart and are dark with white inner corners. Their small, v-shaped
ears are feathered with hair, and their nose is very short.
Where They Came From
Japanese Chins were native to China and used to warm the laps of Chinese nobles. They
were given to Japan as a gift, and Japanese nobility coveted the dogs.
How Friendly Are They?
Your Japanese Chin puppy is a lively and playful little guy. He's agile and bright, good at
learning and performing tricks and almost cat-like in his alertness, agility and balance. Small in
size, big on affection, the Japanese Chin makes a devoted family friend. Japanese Chins can
also be stubborn and headstrong.
Chin do shed, but weekly brushing will help keep the hair from flying around your house. A
quick daily brushing with a pin brush will help keep hair from tangling. Brush your Japanese
Chin's teeth at least two or three times a week to remove tartar buildup and the bacteria that
lurk inside it.
Our quality Japanese Chin are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some
health issues, like cardiac disease, patellar luxation and eye disease. Some dogs may be
faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Japanese Chin are healthy
Japanese Chin Dog Care
The Japanese Chin is lively but small enough that his exercise needs can be met with a short
walk, romp or game. This is not a breed that can live outside. He does not do well in hot humid
weather. Some Chins tend to wheeze. The long coat needs combing twice weekly. Care.
The Japanese Chin requires daily gentle combing and brushing to keep the coat free from
tangles. They must be combed and brushed in a specific manner, so a lesson from a
professional dog groomer is recommended. Bathe only when necessary, and dry shampoo
occasionally. The eyes and ears need to be cleaned and checked on a daily basis. As is the
case in many short-muzzle breeds, the Japanese Chin is prone to respiratory problems. They
also have a tendency toward eye infections and heat prostration
Japanese Chin stand about 20 to 27 cm (8 to 11 inches) in height at the withers. Weight can
vary from a low of 1.4 kg (3 lb) to a high of 6.8 kg (15 lb), with an average of 3.2 to 4.1 kg (7 to
9 lb) being the most common.
Personality: A true aristocrat: charming and loving with those they favor, nobly reserved with
Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Favorite sports include walking, learning tricks, and hopping
into your lap
Good with Children: Better with Older Children
Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
Height: 8-11 inches
Weight: 7-11 pounds
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Temperament: Loyal, Independent, Alert, Intelligent, Loving, Cat-like
Colors: Lemon & White, Sable & White, Blue Belton, Tri-color, Red & White
Origin: Japan, China
Barking Level: Quiet