|Country of Origin||Japan or China|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Chin, Japanese Spaniel|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Group||Companion Group, Toy Group|
|Bred For||Companion for human|
|Recognized By||AKC, FCI, UKC, NZKC, ANKC, KC, CKC|
|Life Span||10-12 years|
|Ideal Weight||7-11 pounds (male and female)|
|Ideal Height||8-11 inches (male and female)|
|Fur Type||Straight, silky, flowing, long|
|Common Colors||Black and White, |
Sable and White,
Lemon and White,
|Achievements||Featured in a movie|
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Tibetan Spaniel|
Japanese Chin is a small toy dog from Asia. They are elegant yet funny and dignified yet silly. They look very much similar to King Charles Spaniel. Japanese Chin is known by different names all around the world like Japanese Spaniel, the Japanese Pug, the Japanese, the Jap or simply the Chin.
The appearance of the Japanese Chin is very small and classic with a stylish look. The head is round with a flat face and alert looking eyes that are in almond-shape. Their ears are long and V-shaped. The tail is plumed which is carried over the back.
Origin and History
The Japanese Chin’s exact origin is still unknown. Some
The Japanese Chin was brought in America in 1882 and the American Kennel Club recognized in 1888 as the member of Toy group.
Is Japanese Chin Child-Friendly?
Japanese Chin gets along with children pretty well as they are playful, friendly and gentle. They also make a great companion to play for children as they are active and entertaining. However, younger children should be properly supervised as they can be little more enthusiastic sometime and could hurt this tiny, little Japanese Chin badly.
Temperament, Behavior and Personality
Temperament: The temperament of Japanese Chin is very loving, funny and entertaining. They are very playful and are always running here and there. They love the company of their family members and wants to sit on their lap. Japanese Chin is obedient and
Behavior: Japanese Chin is very dependent upon people and does not do well if they are left all by themselves at home. This might cause them to face separation anxiety and barking tendency may increase disturbing the neighbor. Japanese Chin is not very much suitable at homes with toddlers as they might play rough which may result in snapping or biting.
Personality: The personality of the Japanese Chin is of noble and charming. They are very playful, happy and mischievous. They are very entertaining and are always making their people laugh and happy. Japanese Chin adores human and love their company.
Training Japanese Chin is an easy job to do as he is a people pleaser. You do not have to establish a leadership upon him as they are dependent and already see you as his master. They do not need an experienced dog owner, even a novice owner can train them as long as you use positive methods of training.
Reward you Japanese Chin with treats and praises. They will be happy and it will keep them motivated. Do not make the training session long. Keep it short and fun.
- Japanese Chin ranks 108 of 193 (as of March 2019) registered breed of American Kennel Club.
- Before 1977, the Japanese Chin was known as Japanese Spaniel.
- Japanese Chin is also compared to cats as they like climbing and snuggle on your lap.
- The average life expectancy of Japanese Chin is 10-13 years
|Common Health Issues|
|Weight Gain Potential|
|Diets and Supplements|
Japanese Chin is generally healthy but they are potential of genetic health problems like any other dog breeds. In their lifetime, they can face some canine health problems like:
- Heart Murmurs: The heart murmur is an abnormal sound of the heart caused by unstable blood flow out of heart chambers. You will not hear it by yourself but when you take your dog for physical a check-up, he will find out. It is caused due to heart defects or some other infection inside the body.
- Cataracts: The cataracts is the cloudiness in eyes which is mainly caused by heredity but not always. It is caused due to the lack of proper nutrition, calcium or exposure to radiations.
- Patellar Luxation
- Alantoaxial subluxation
Japanese Chin comes in the following colors:
- Black & White
- Sable & White
- Lemon & White
- White & Black
- Black, white and Tan
Cost: The average cost of the Japanese chin puppy is between$800-$1000 USD. However, if you consider adoption, it cost less than buying from the breeders. The cost of adoption with all the expenses is usually around $300 USD.
Height: The average height of a Japanese Chin is between 8 to 11 inches.
Weight: The average weight of a Japanese Chin is between 7 to 11 pounds.
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