Breed Organization Japanese Chin Club of America Website: http://japanesechinclub.org Native Country Japan Other Names Japanese Chin, Chin, Epagneul Japonais, Japanese Spaniel Life Expectancy Approximately 10-12 Years Litter Size Average 1-3 Puppies Breed Group AKC Toy
Breed Appearance Its distinctive expression is characterized by a large broad head, large wide-set eyes, short broad muzzle, ear feathering, and evenly patterned facial markings.
Breed Description Head: Relatively large, broad, and flat. Broad, rounded skull. Pronounced stop. Very short, wide nosebridge. Nose at eye
level. Ears: Eyes: Large, round, well-spaced, shiny black. Body: Square build. Neck fairly short, carried high. Moderately wide chest. Slightly well-sprung ribs. Pronounced tuck-up.
Broad, slightly rounded croup. Short, straight back. Tail: Carried on the back, covered with long, abundant hair. Hair: Long, straight, silky. The entire body except the foreface is covered with abundant hair. Abundant feathering on the
ears, neck, thighs, and tail. Coat: White with black or red markings. Preferably, markings are distributed symmetrically around the eyes and on the ears,
and over the entire body. A wide, white flare from the muzzle to the top of the head is especially prized. Size: Approx. 25 cm. Weight: 2 to 6 kg.
History Ancestors of the Japanese Chin were given to the Japanese court in 732 A.D. by Korean royalty. In the following century,
many of these dogs were brought to Japan. In the nineteenth century, Japanese Chins were exported to the United States and
England, where Queen Victoria owned one. In 1882, several Japanese Chins were shown in New York. Currently, this little
companion dog is very widespread.
Behavior Very tough, lively, alert, and somewhat rambunctious, the Japanese Chin is very attached to his owner. Merry, affectionate,
and gentle, he rarely barks and is a pleasant companion. He is mistrusting of strangers but not snappy. He needs rigorous
Health Prone to eye issues, respiratory problems, heat prostration and distemper. Tend to wheeze and snore.
Advice He is a very clean apartment dog. He requires daily brushing and cannot tolerate intense heat. His ears and eyes must be