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Japanese Chin Information

Name Japanese Chin
Other Name Japanese Spaniel
Origin Japan and China
Build Type Small
Life Cycle 12-14 years
Group Toy
Character Alert, Independent, Intelligent, Loyal, Loving
Height Male:08-12 inches
Female: 08-11 inches
Weight Male:04-09 pounds
Female: 04-09 pound
Color Red & White, Black & White, Lemon & White, Sable & White, Tri-color
Average price 800 US$


Good with Kids ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Child Friendly ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Cat Friendly ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Dog Friendly ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Trainability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Shedding ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Watchdog ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Intelligence ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Grooming ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Adaptability ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hypoallergenic No

Japanese Chin


The Japanese Chin is a small cat like dog, fully dedicated towards the family. Dog lover couple can deal it as a kid in their lap. It is sensible and eager to delight its owner. It behaves extremely gentle to children, dogs and other pets. It develops friendship with strangers very quickly. It remains active and lively. It loves to walk with owner and will follow everywhere.

Square-like structured this small dog is very attractive. Families can carry it in laps. It is entirely harmless to children of old ages; it remains playful and entertaining with kids. It is said to be the symbol of upper class, spaniel-like dog. Its appearance is curious, inquiring, guessing, and vigilant, as it is ready to answer you instantly. The glance with a little white inside the eyes makes the viewer crazy. The way of walk is very easygoing, lively and delightful. Silky and straight coat is rich in density and feels tender to keep it warm. The total impact of expressions is strong and lovely with royal charm.

The original name of this breed is Japanese Spaniel and was renamed as Japanese Chin by American Kennel Club in 1977. The breed is famous with both names; however, newer is more used. This breed is the primary stated companion dog. Contrary to the breed name, the origin of this dog is china. The dog was locally used across the china in the history. Japanese breeders developed the dog and supplied to Europe in 1700. It got popularity with Japanese decency. Being the majestic symbol, it remained as precious royal gift and had been presented to the elite class and state representatives. It was also offered as the award in recognition of valuable services by foreigners and national heroes in Japan. History can remember that, a pair of these dogs was presented to Queen Victoria by Commodore Perry in 1853 at the instance of opening Japan for worldwide trade.


The Japanese Chin is soft tempered, friendly spirited small dog, it lives happily and entertains the whole family. It loves to remain in the centre of the attentions and pays back the smiles happiness to the affectionate people. You need to socialize the dog to suit your home environment, at the reverse part and you need to teach your family members and children to behave softly with dog. Introduce good habits in it and it will make you surprise with its intelligence. It remains quite reserved with new peoples, objects and situations keep them aware of multiple situations and make them familiar to all possible objects of interest.

This breed does not bark and remain quiet most of the time. They are very good with other dogs and pets. They are trainable to any level of obedience and can also be trained to perform some interesting tricks. Do not make their mind as they are small dogs, but let them feel, they are leaders. With the induction of human behaviors in them they will have to face all problems to some degree including separation anxiety. The temperament will vary from barking and growling, at this stage, company of children may be unsafe.

Owner Should Know

  1. The Japanese Chin are catlike small dogs, they like to go at height, therefore, they will jump on upper corners of sofas and tables and other objects.
  2. To keep their coat clean and avoid any infections, brush once daily. This is also useful to avoid entangling of hairs with any obstacle.
  3. Japanese Chin dogs are temperature sensitive and cannot tolerate high temperatures. Keep them away from excessive heat, air conditioned or well ventilated place is preferred.
  4. The breed's flat face will often exhale, sniffle, or reverse sneeze. Generally, a Japanese Chin is still able to breathe through this, but if the attack becomes critical, you can try gently stroke its neck.
  5. Japanese Chin is well suited in apartment life and do not need wide are to ply.
  6. Japanese Chin is intelligent and entertainer, however, they need training for subject activity.
  7. Japanese Chin are not suited with very small children, not for the reason of the safety of children but the safety of dog is compromised, as these dogs can be injured with a very little exert.
  8. These dogs are family dogs, do not let them free wandering outside, these could be hunted by other animals.
  9. One round of daily walk or running around the yard is enough for daily exercise.
  10. Anxiety of separation is common in this breed, they cannot tolerate separations.
  11. Ensure the puppies you are buying, are healthy and no genetic disease is detected.

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