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Japanese Chin Dog Breed Profile

Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin has a characteristic look of astonishment, around the clock!

Other Names:
Japanese Spaniel, Chin

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Origin: Japan

Breed Purpose: Companion dog.

Kennel Club Dog Group: Toy

Height: 18-28cm.

Weight: 2-7kg.

Lifespan: 8-10 years

Exercise Needs: The Japanese Chin does not need a lot of exercise but does love to play in the garden.

Feeding Needs: This dog needs small portions of quality food fed up to three times a day. The Japanese Chin thrives on a natural, home prepared diet.

Common Ailments: As with many of the short-faced dogs, the Chin does tend to wheeze and snore. They are also susceptible to heart, eye and breathing problems.

Physical Description: The Japanese Chin is a dainty dog with a small, broad face and a short, wide muzzle. They have round eyes with an oriental look. They have a square body and slender legs. The coat is profuse and the tail is carried over the back. The Chin has a long coat that is white with patches of black (most common) but also can be red, yellow, orange or brindle. The coat is very silky with feathering on the ears, tail and body. The chin walks with an elegant, high-stepping gait.

Japanese Chin K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

This little dog is a lively companion. They are elegant and playful but can be a bit nervous and shy.

They are intelligent and sensitive. The Chin loves being fussed and is friendly to everyone, including other pets.

The Chin does like children as long as they are not too boisterous as the dog can easily be injured if stepped on.

This is an excellent choice of dog breed for the more sedate family or elderly people.
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