This dog is willing to please and loves a warm lap. It is very friendly to all pets and people.
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 Details & Traits
Weight: 4-7 lb
Lifespan: 10-12 years
Companionate , Gentle, Sensitive,
Common Health Concerns for Japanese Chin:
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