dainty little dog with a high-stepping gait, the
Japanese Chin has become immensely popular in his native country. He was originally bred to
be a pampered companion and he still fulfills this role today.
Chin stands up to 12 inches at the shoulder and has a long,
straight, silky coat. His coat may be black and white, or red and white and requires frequent
grooming. This dog is divided into two weight groups: under seven pounds and over seven
pounds. The Japanese Chin carries his long plumed tail curled up over his back.
An engaging and
happy animal, the Japanese Chin has a lot of charm. He is affectionate and devoted to his
family and friendly with other people. He also gets along well with other household pets. As
with many of the toy breeds, he is perhaps best suited to homes in which there are no small
children who may be too rough with him. Perky, agile, and playful, the Japanese
Chin has a
mind of his own and likes to be the center of attention. Unlike many of the toy breeds, the
Japanese Chin is not generally a barker, although he will alert you to the presence of
strangers, and so makes a good watchdog.
Japanese Chin is intelligent and more
obedient than most toy breeds. With an eager to please
nature, training comes easily to him. So does
learning tricks! Mild mannered and sensitive, harsh
training methods should never be used with him. The Japanese Chin does well as an indoor dog, and
can do without a yard. He does not require a lot of exercise but does enjoy getting out and