Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a sensitive and intelligent breed whose only purpose is to serve man as a companion. Agile and playful, they can be taught to perform tricks and like to show off to an audience of friends. They are extremely cat-like in nature, smart when they want to be and coy when it suits them. Very loyal and loving, treat them right and you have a best friend for life; treat them wrong and you have lost your best friend forever!

  • Personality: A true aristocrat: charming and loving with those they favor, nobly reserved with strangers
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Favorite sports include walking, learning tricks, and hopping into your lap
  • Good with Children: Better with Older Children
  • Good with other Dogs: Yes
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Height: 8-11 inches
  • Weight: 7-11 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
  • Barking Level: Quiet

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The name Japanese Chin is actually a misnomer for the breed owes its basic origins not to Japan, but to China.

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