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Breed: Japanese Chin:

  • The Japanese Chin is an ancient breed once favored by the Japanese Imperial court.
  • The ancestors of the Chin are believed to have been introduced into Japan in the 8th century B.C.
  • The Chin became known to the West in the 1860s.
  • The Chin has a round head with big, dark eyes that show white in the inner corners.
  • The muzzle is very short. The ears are small and V-shaped, set high and carried slightly forward.
  • They are small dogs, preferably only up to 7 inches high at the withers, although they can be as tall as 12 inches.
  • They usually weigh between 4 and 7 pounds (1.8-3.2 kg) although larger Chins can be up to 13 pounds (6 kg).
  • The Japanese Chin has a long, abundant, silky coat that is not wavy or curly.
  • Their coat is not difficult to control if it is groomed daily.
  • Chins come in two color combinations -- either black and white or red and white.
  • Japanese Chins like to play and enjoy walks but don't need an excessive amount of exercise.
  • The Japanese Chin is a cheerful, intelligent, gentle dog.

Japanese Chin