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Japanese Spaniel (Chin)



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Japanese Chin adult

Can/Am Ch Sunnyen Hot N' Spicey Kaylee
"DD"

Japanese Chin adult
Can/Am Ch Teabear's Shorebird  
"Siegel"

Originating in Japan, the Japanese Chin is believed to have the same ancestors as the Pug and the Pekingese. He is also known as the Japanese Spaniel and was once called the Japanese Pug. These tiny little dogs were favourites at the Japanese court and ownership was once restricted to members of the Japanese Imperial family. 

A 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.

The Japanese 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.

The 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 about. 

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Melodie Gault, Dachari Perm Reg'd
Ontario 




 

British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Lotty Potts
4851 20th Avenue NE
Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 1Z3
(250) 832-8069 
Email:
lottyp@jetstream.net

Kanukryk Kennels

 
 
Alberta 

Kennel/Website

Shauna Arthur
RR#1, Box 1, Site 12
Rocky Mountain House, AB  T4T 2A1
(403) 729-3356
Email:
shauna@bestjapanesechin.com

Zemstars Reg'd



Ontario 

Kennel/Website

Melodie Gault
RR#4
Merrickville, ON  K0G 1N0
(613) 269-4575
Email:
dachari1@gmail.com

Dachari Perm Reg'd


Tracy Hart
Ottawa, ON  K1V 0Y7
(613) 725-4518
Email:
Tracy@bestinheart.com

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Did you know?


An American naval officer, Commodore Perry, 
helped make the Chin famous in England in 1853 when he presented a breeding pair to 
Queen Victoria after returning from Japan. This was the first canine gift given to the royal family.

 

 

 
 

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