Japanese Chin



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Breed Description


The Japanese Chin is an ideal family pet that is easy to train and quite intelligent. They do better when kept in good condition. It is a perfect choice for people who do not have much space in their home.


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Size type:

Small dog breeds


Breed group:

Toy dog breeds (AKC)



These engaging dogs are affectionate, playful, but also calm, straightforward and cheerful. They can have minds of their own and they like to be the Centre of attention. They do not bark often. They like to be close to their handler.



The should-height is 20 – 25cm (7 ½ -9 ½ 2in), although the dogs may be slightly taller.



2.5-3kg (5 ½ -6 ½)



These are not difficult dogs and they usually get on extremely well with children, cats, and other dogs. It is surely obvious that a dog of this size cannot cope with rough handling by larger dogs or children. They will not readily bite.



The silken coat consist of soft, long hair which should not be curly. The accepted colour are black with white or red with white. The red with white combination is permitted to vary from lemon to dark red. The most usual colouring is black with white. There also three-colour dogs and sable and white but these are not recognized in every country.



The beautiful coat fortunately does not easily tangle so that grooming twice per week with a brush and comb is sufficient. To keep the beautiful white of the coat, it will be necessary to wash them from time to time. Keep the ear passage clean and clean the facial creases with acid-free petroleum jelly to prevent dark staining.



Provided you make allowance for their obstinate streak, there should be few problems in their training. The breed is usually quickly house-training.


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