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The Japanese Chin | Toy Breed of Dog

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The Japanese Chin is a toy breed of dog that was originally used as a dog of royalty. They are sensitive, intelligent, very agile, playful and make great lap dogs and companions. They are great show-offs that are easy to learn and do tricks. These cute little dogs are also known as the Japanese Spaniel.

 

Other names: Japanese Spaniel
Nicknames: Chin
Origin: China
Life Span: 9-10+ years old.
Weight: Average 3 to 15 Pounds
Height: 8 to 11 inches
Litter Size: 1-3 puppies
Group: Family Dog / Toy Dogs

 

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Japanese Chin

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Japanese Chin informationThe Japanese Chin is a toy breed of dog that was originally used as a dog of royalty. They are sensitive, intelligent, very agile, playful and make great lap dogs and companions. They are great show-offs that are easy to learn and do tricks. They have a large head, large wide-set eyes, short muzzles, feathery ears and tails. Their coats are soft, silky and low-maintenance, usually in black and white, red and white and other variations of colors. 

 

The Japanese Chin breed of dog originated in China and was bred to accompany ladies of the Imperial Palace as dogs of adoration and royalty. They were strictly kept in the hands of nobility and considered gifts of high esteem to foreigners and diplomats in Japan until they became highly popular worldwide.

 

These little dogs are compared to cats because of some of their traits and attitudes. The Chin can be independent as well as alert and intelligent. They sometimes like to self-groom their faces like a cat and tend to like high places to rest like the felines – top of couches and chairs and other elevated areas. They will think nothing of walking across your coffee tables. As great companions, this dog is very loyal and loving, always happy to see you and any other people willing to give them an ounce of affection.

 

All these dogs prefer a loving family atmosphere although some can do well in new, unfamiliar situations and have the personality to be great therapy dogs – they love people and create a happy feeling in the less fortunate. The Chin, as they are often referred as, should be trained and socialized very young to be more socially well-balanced. They are not big barkers except to alert you of guests.

 

The Chin is typically about 8 to 11 inches high at the withers and range between 3 and 15 pounds in weight, although they most commonly average 7 – 9 pounds. Because of their flattened faces, the Chin can be prone to breathing and heart problems. Caution needs to be taken in extreme heat with these types of dogs. Aside from heart murmurs, the Chin can also be prone to luxating patellas of the knees. Their large bulging eyes can be susceptible to scratching or ulcerations. Some have seasonal allergies. Many small breeds are also at risk for hypoglycemia at a young age. Although the Japanese Chin has a life expectancy of 9 – 10 years, with a regular vaccination regiment, veterinary care and maintenance of the coat, ears and teeth, your Chin can live well into their 20s.


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