info@mypetworld.in +91 - 9320 222186

Japanese Chin

 

If ever a dog could help you reach Nirvana, it would be the Japanese Chin. For centuries, this breed was the favored companion of Buddhist monks — we have to assume they absorbed some knowledge about following the Eightfold Path after all that time at the monastery!

Chins aren't actually from Japan, though. They were bred to be lapdogs for Chinese aristocrats. But the Japanese gave this breed its name — “chin” is Japanese for “royalty.” They're a very dignified breed with two major exceptions. Those short snouts mean they make a distinctive “snizzle” sound, which sounds something like a backwards sneeze. And there's nothing dignified about the “Chin spin,” when this playful pup stands on back legs and twirls.

Originally from China, this small-sized and medium-energy breed can grow to between 7-11 pounds and lives an average of 10-12 years. The breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club and classified as a member of the Toy group.

 

AKC RecognizedY
Breed's original pastimeCompanion
OriginJapan
Breed groupToy
Average lifespan10-12 years
SizeMini
Bark factorRarely barks, if ever
AKC Ranking76
FamilyCompanion
Date of origin1500s
Original function Lap dog
Today's functionCompanion
Average size of maleHeight: 8-11 Weight: 4-7
Average size of femaleHeight: 8-11 Weight: 4-7

 

Other nameJapanese spaniel
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise needs Low
Playfullness Very playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Friendliness toward other dogs Very friendly
Friendliness toward other pets Very friendly
Friendliness toward strangersVery friendly
Ease of training Moderately easy to train
Watchdog ability High
Protection ability Not very protective
Grooming needs Moderate maintenance
Cold tolerance Low tolerance
Heat tolerance Low tolerance

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

WHAT IS A JAPANESE CHIN'S PERSONALITY LIKE?

These are playful, gentle dogs who love a warm lap and a rousing romp better than anything in the world. They make devoted and affectionate companions and great family dogs, though children should be supervised during play.

WHAT IS JAPANESE CHIN BEHAVIOR LIKE?

Japanese Chins have a noble demeanor and are fairly quiet for a toy breed. They enjoy walks and games and pretty much anything else you want to do as long as it means they get to be with you.

HOW EASY IS IT TO TRAIN A JAPANESE CHIN?

For a smart dog, the Japanese Chin sure can play dumb when it suits her. Start training while your Chin is still a puppy, and be patient and consistent.

CARE & HEALTH

HOW MUCH DO JAPANESE CHINS SHED AND WHAT ARE THEIR GROOMING NEEDS?

This breed's long coat is silky and single-layered. But despite their decadent-looking coats, Japanese Chins only require brushing a few times a week. They are seasonal shedders.

WHAT HEALTH PROBLEMS DO JAPANESE CHINS HAVE?

Most Japanese Chins are fairly healthy. Some do develop heart murmurs.

Hotel Booking
close slider


    Please fill the following details

    captcha