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Japanese Chin Breed Profile

Japanese Chin fact file

KC Group: toy
Size: small
Good with children?: seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: little
Good guard dogs?: would bark
Moulting level: low
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: yes

A small breed, best suited to living life indoors and as a close companion. Originally a favourite of the Japanese aristocracy the breed was spread across Europe and America by means of gifting from one ruler to another.

Japanese Chin Character

Affable and pleasant, the Japanese Chin is well suited to life as a companion breed as it will develop a deep and strong bond with its family. Japanese Chin's should also get on well with other pets in the house although they may be startled easily by young children

Japanese Chin Size

The Breed Standard does not specify a height but instead states that the "daintier the better, providing type, quality and soundness are not sacrificed."

Japanese Chin Health

A generally healthy breed although its compact muzzle can cause breathing difficulties

Japanese Chin Special Care

Pay particular attention to keeping the eyes and ears clean and clear.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.