JAPANESE CHIN

EASE OF TRAINING •••
INTELLIGENCE •••
SHEDDING ••••••••••
WATCHDOG ••••••
GROOMING ••••••••••
POPULARITY ••••••
SIZE •
AGILITY ••••••
GOOD WITH KIDS ••••••••••

LIFE SPAN 12-13 YEARS
HEIGHT 8 – 11 INCHES
WEIGHT ± 7 POUNDS
GROUP TOY
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HIS TEMPERMENT

The Japanese Chin is an affectionate, playful lapdog.

They are intelligent, cat-like dogs who like to show off by performing tricks. They love to be the center of attention.

They are devoted companion dogs who love everyone they know. They can be apprehensive and are often reserved around strangers and in unfamiliar situations.

They are independent creatures who believe that they are royalty.

They need minimal exercise, but do enjoy a daily walk.

They are sensitive to extreme temperatures, and will need easy access to water in humid conditions. They are described as "cat-like" because they like to climb, and sit on the back of the sofa, and enjoy hiding in strange places.

They are sensitive, gentle, and responsive -- their sole purpose is to bring you comfort and joy.

They are more obedient than most toy breeds but can still be a bit stubborn. They are alert and make good watchdogs.

They do well with children but do not tolerate commotion or roughhousing.

These lively, charming, happy dogs are easygoing, loyal, and full of life. They make great companions, who will want to be with you all the time, usually cuddled up on your lap.

But beware: they snuffle, snort, snore, and are famous for their "reverse sneeze."

TRAINING

The Japanese Chin is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.

COLOUR

Red and white, black and white, or black and white with tan points

COAT

Long, straight and silky

SHEDDING

The Japanese Chin sheds excessively

GROOMING

Requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing

SPECIAL ATTENTION

Too fragile for roughhousing

Must own a vacuum cleaner; he's a spaniel and he sheds

Regular brushing and combing is necessary

Poor watchdog, this is a lapdog