Name: Japanese Chin
Other names: Japanese Spaniel
Country of origin: Japan
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Indoor Dogs, Companion Dogs
Life span: 12 – 14 years
Temperament: Loving, cat-loving, alert, Loyal, Intelligent, Independent
Height: 20 – 28 cm
Weight: 1.81 – 4.08 kg
Color: Red and White, Black and White, Lemon and White, Tri-color, Sable and White
Price of puppies: $600 – $1000 USD
The head of the Japanese Chin is erect, broad, and flat. The nose is wide and short. The bridge of the nose, nose, and eyes are on the same horizontal line. The black eyes are large and round, located at the level of the nose. The ears are triangular in shape. The long coat falls off symmetrically, making the dog look very nice and cute. The dog has a square body, a short neck, and a straight, not long back. In 732, the emperor of the Korean state presented a dog of this breed to the Japanese emperor. Later, the breed began to be bred in Japan. In the 19th century, dogs were first exported to Europe and the United States. After some time, the breed began to actively spread. The Japanese Chin has a graceful posture and a flexible gait. Perseverance, energy, attentiveness are inherent in the character. The Japanese Chin is loyal to its master but distrustful of strangers.
The body is square. The rib cage is moderately wide. The ribs are slightly rounded and reach the level of the elbows. The back is straight, the back is wide and slightly rounded.
These dogs are intelligent, curious, attentive, and quick-witted. This intelligent and sensitive dog strives to be a good friend to man, and thus serves him. Gentle and loving towards those she knows and reserved with strangers and in a new environment.
The Japanese Chin is a very beautiful lap dog and an excellent companion dog. Smart, inquisitive, energetic, able to carry herself, sensitive, loyal to her master, interesting for family life. In addition to daily brushing, you need to rinse your eyes with boric acid, and also keep them clean. During hot summers, heatstroke should be avoided as the Japanese Chin has short nasal passages. In case the stool looks suspicious, or even pink mucus is visible, the dog is most likely to have intestinal bleeding. In this case, there is a high risk of infection of the dog with parvovirus, so you need to get tested, check the blood and stool (for the presence of canine parvovirus), and also check if there are parasites in the body.