The Japanese Chin has many different theories on where and how they came about. Some say that they came from Japan and were given as gifts to the royal family. Others say that they were the ancestors of the Chinese.
The Japanese Chin breed was first registered by the AKC in 1888 and Grouped as Toy.
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Weight: 4 - 11 lbs
- Height: 8 - 11 inches
- Color: The Japanese Chin colors are black & white, red & white, black or white with tan marks.
The Japanese Chin is a very intelligent breed who are loyal and playful. They tend to follow their owners around until they get their attention. This breed is affectionate towards those who they know and trust.
The Japanese Chin life expectancy is between 10 – 12 years. This breed may be prone to breathing problems due to their snub nose. Other health concerns to watch for are:
• Knee Issues
• Ear Infections
Their hair silky to the touch and is long and wavy.
This breed requires daily brushing to keep their coat nice and healthy.