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Japanese Chin

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Weight
4-7 lbs
Height
8-11 inches
Color(s)
black and white, red and white, or black and tan and white
Overview
A favorite of the Japanese court, this breed could only be owned by members of the Japanese Imperial family, and were often offered as a royal gift. In 1853 the Japanese Chin became exceedingly popular when a pair of this elegant breed was given to Queen Victoria. In 1964 they were honored as one of Japan's national symbols. Originally named the Japanese Spaniel, the AKC changed the name in 1977. Today the Japanese Chin has a small following in the United States, but remains highly adored in Japan.
Character
Japanese Chins are a fine-boned, dainty breed with a square shape. They have an inquisitive expression with an Oriental appearance. This breed is a true aristocrat; lively and high stepping. They were originally bred to be a pampered companion and maintain that role today.
Temperament
This breed is very intelligent, loving, and pleasant. They are also affectionate, mild mannered, and playful. The Japanese Chin is very adept at mirroring the moods of those around them. They are deeply devoted to their master and love everyone. With their gentle and sensitive demeanor, this breed is best suited for homes with older children. They are good with other dogs and pets. Although they are not an excessive barker, they make good watchdogs. They thrive on being the center of attention. This is a breed that is full of courage with a mind of their own. Graced with an excellent memory, they have definite likes and dislikes and never forget a friend or foe. The Japanese Chin, as a family pet is unrivaled.
Care
The Japanese Chin requires daily gentle combing and brushing to keep the coat free from tangles. They must be combed and brushed in a specific manner, so a lesson from a professional dog groomer is recommended. Bathe only when necessary, and dry shampoo occasionally. The eyes and ears need to be cleaned and checked on a daily basis. As is the case in many short-muzzle breeds, the Japanese Chin is prone to respiratory problems. They also have a tendency toward eye infections and heat prostration.
Coat
The Japanese Chin's coat is thick, straight, long, and silky. The fur is more profuse around the neck and chest. The ears and tail are feathered. Their fine coat stands off the body and is white in color with patches of black, yellow, sable, orange, brindle, and red. This breed is an average shedder.
Training
The Japanese Chin is much more obedient that most of the other toy breeds. They are eager to please, so training is done quite easily. This breed excels at learning and performing tricks. Since they are sensitive and mild mannered harsh training methods must never be used. They respond best to gentle, loving, fair, and consistent methods. Basic obedience is recommended.
Activity
This breed requires a minimal amount of exercise. They enjoy a short walk or play session daily. They are perfectly suited for apartment or condominium dwelling, but will also benefit from having the opportunity to play in a small securely fenced yard. It is very important to remember that the Japanese Chin is highly sensitive to temperature extremes.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Japanese Chin puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

10/2/2014 9:04:27 PM

10/2/2014 9:04:27 PM

Japanese Chin's colors Why does a Japanese Chin have different colors?

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Anonymous

The Japanese Chin's coat color can be either black and white, sable (black and white with tan points), or red and white. These colors can vary in intensity (such as lemon and white, mahogany and white). The coloration of the dog is not for any purpose but for aesthetic reasons. In making the Japanese Chin breed, several colors were standardized by the several Kennel Clubs that accepted the Japanese Chin as a breed.
10/3/2014 2:01:38 PM

Anonymous

There is a fourth color/pattern recognized in the US, black and white with tan points.
10/14/2014 2:38:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/20/2014 9:59:47 PM

7/20/2014 9:59:47 PM

What is the average lifespan of a Japanese Chin? And do males tend to live longer than females? What is the average lifespan of a Japanese Chin? And do males tend to live longer

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Anonymous

Sadly, the Japanese Chin is known to live under 10 years of age on average. Because of breeding issues, the dogs don't tend to live as long as other small breeds that live an average of 15 - 17 years. There are no reports as to whether males or females live longer. It is all in the breeding/linage of the dog and what food the dog is fed over it's life-time.
7/21/2014 10:36:19 AM

Anonymous

My Japanese Chin lived to be 14 1/2 years old
12/17/2014 9:29:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2013 6:24:24 PM

12/8/2013 6:24:24 PM

what is the price range of getting a japanese chin what is the price range of getting a Japanese chin dog

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Anonymous

A Japanese Chin from a reputable and qualified breeder ranges from $800.00 - $1000.00 per puppy.
7/11/2014 12:52:44 PM

Anonymous

Depending on the blood line, females are higher from 750.00 to 1500.00.
7/18/2014 7:23:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2013 4:39:16 PM

11/24/2013 4:39:16 PM

How do Chins and beagles get along? I have two boys right now, one 15 months old, one 13 years old, just lost my 14 year old girl which I adored. I want a small dog as a companion, no breeding and will be spayed. How do these breeds get along. The younger dog I have is rather rough, would I need to keep separated? He likes to sleep on the back of the couch too.

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Anonymous

I am sorry to say I can't recommend a Japanese Chin for your family. I don't think a Beagle and Japanese Chin are very compatible. Chins do not like to be rough housed. They are a fancy and dainty breed that requires gentle family members and calm, quiet, companion pets. I would say absolutely not with the breed you have and why have a second dog if you have to keep them separated. Please consider either another beagle or another high energy, rough playing dog to even things up. A chin would be no match for a beagle unless, of course, it was extremely laid back and very, very gentle.
7/10/2014 11:27:21 PM

Anonymous

The dog's should have no problem getting along. Just understand that the Japanese Chin is a frail dog compared to the Beagle, so any play must be supervised until the pup is an adult and can tell the Beagle to stop when he/she wants to stop.
7/11/2014 12:54:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/7/2013 3:28:33 AM

2/7/2013 3:28:33 AM

Do Japanese chin coat colors change from when they are born?

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Anonymous

Great question~ Japanese chin coat colors do not change from when they are born. My sable & whites look almost black and white but they are brown & white from birth...a dark brown & white. I have had a few get lighter in color but always keeping the basic color they were born with.
3/9/2013 8:51:38 PM

Anonymous

That is true of the black/white and the sable and white Japanese chin coat colors. But the lemon and white are often born solid white and their spots -which are there- don't really show until they get older.
4/26/2013 5:33:39 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/29/2013 8:04:32 AM

1/29/2013 8:04:32 AM

does the chin drink alot of water

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Anonymous

Because the Japanese Chin is a small breed, they do not consume as much water as a large dog, of course. My chins have free access to fresh water and I only have to fill the self waterer every few days with about 7 or more drinking from it. It probably holds close to a gallon. They really don't eat much either.
3/9/2013 8:55:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/3/2013 11:07:43 AM

1/3/2013 11:07:43 AM

how much do they shed?

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Anonymous

I have read that Japanese Chins are average shedders...I, as a breeder, think that they may be a bit above average depending on the time of the year. If you brush you chin often it will help alot. All dogs shed..it's just whether or not they loose the shed hair or have it become matts, all dogs shed. The myth of dogs that don't shed is just that...a myth. If you don't mind putting up with some seasonal shedding, the Japanese Chin is the toy breed of choice.
1/12/2013 1:08:45 PM

Anonymous

It really depends on the time of year. In the winter and spring time my chin sheds quite a bit. So much actually that there's clumps of fur in the corners of the rooms if I don't brush him at least twice a day. In the summer and fall though he barely sheds. In fact, if I brush him once a day I don't even notice he sheds.
6/13/2013 4:04:07 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/30/2012 12:55:58 PM

11/30/2012 12:55:58 PM

Bladder stone in Japanese Chin Our Japanese Chin developed bladder stones. She had to have surgery but she seems to be fully recovered. What can we do to prevent this in the future? Thank you for your help

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Anonymous

So glad you chin has recovered... I would first analize his diet, water, etc. Does he drink treated water? Is the food he eats extra high in some nutrients or deficient in others? Beware of stores or places that will want to sell you their "special" foods. No need for special foods if the ration you have him on is a balanced, complete food. I would find a nutritionalist to analize the ration who is impartial. Blatter stones are fairly common in dogs but can become fatal if obstruction occurs.
12/3/2012 12:38:05 PM

EliteGamerTQ asked:

11/10/2012 10:43:15 PM

11/10/2012 10:43:15 PM

Anytime I go outside where I keep my Japanese Chin to give him food or just do something he... Anytime I go outside where I keep my Japanese Chin to give him food or just do something he gets all crazy and starts to get on his back legs and try to get on top of me and when I get close to pet him he just tries to bite my hand but after a while he turns calm.Should this happen? If not how do I stop it?

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Anonymous

First, I must ask why is your Japanese Chin kept outside? They are bred for companionship and since he can't be inside, he can't have companionship....no wonder he's going crazy. Please, please, let your chin live in the house with you or find him an owner who will. This is not a good environment for a loving companion dog. I'mn sure with some companionship, he will calm right down. He is trying to tell you something, please take time to listen to him....he wants to be inside with you.
12/7/2012 11:42:47 AM

Anonymous

Your chin is something precious that should never be left outdoors. They are extremely heat sensitive. Please let him live indoors they are very easy to train and you will have a ball just watching their crazy antics, ps it will also adore you.
1/14/2014 8:34:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/10/2012 10:32:34 PM

11/10/2012 10:32:34 PM

I have a Japanese Chin, or at least i think I do.Anyway I've been trying to find out if he's a... I have a Japanese Chin, or at least i think I do.Anyway I've been trying to find out if he's a Japanese Chin or a mix breed.He was born on December 2011 and when we took him to the vet in around July he weighed 18 pounds.He is white with black and red spots.Please tell me if he is a Japanese Chin or not! You can see his picture here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Gonzalez/283829518347489

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Anonymous

He may be a Jap Chin mix but not a full blood. He does not have the correct facial structure of a Chin. They are bug eyed, short nosed little round faced dogs. Good luck finding out what he is. You can send in a blood test to several different laboratories to find out exactly what kind of mix he is. The first one that comes to mind is VETGEN. Google it.
4/26/2013 5:37:34 PM

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