Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

This dog is willing to please and loves a warm lap. It is very friendly to all pets and people.

Breed Overview

Sharing a close relation to the Pekingese, the Chin is of ancient Chinese origin, believed to be brought to Japan around 732. They were kept by aristocracy and used as lap dogs or for decoration. Japanese Chins are sweet, willing to please, loving, devoted and sensitive. Loving to be center of attention, these dogs get along great with family and strangers alike. Because they don't require too much exercise, they make great apartment and city dogs, and also are great pets for retirees. Chins only need a short walk or romp each day. Grooming their long coat requires combing multiple times per week.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 8-11"
Weight: 4-7 lb
Lifespan: 10-12 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Gentle, Sensitive,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Japanese Chin:
Less Common Concerns for Japanese Chin:
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