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Japanese Chin Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Japanese Chin so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginJapan
Group Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Japanese Chin have? The dog breed also known as...
Chin, Japanese Spaniel
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Japanese Chin recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Is Japanese Chin recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Japan Chin and Pekingese section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Japanese Chin breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Japanese Chin puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Japanese Chin price:
$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Japanese Chin, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Japanese Chin for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Japanese Chin gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Japanese Chin size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Japanese Chin weigh? Japanese Chin weight:
4-15 pounds (2-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Japanese Chin? Japanese Chin average weight:
9.5 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Japanese Chin? Japanese Chin height:
7-11 inches (18-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Japanese Chin average height:
9 inches (23 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Japanese Chin have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Japanese Chin's coat?
WhiteSableLemon Black
Grooming
How to groom the Japanese Chin and how often?
Average: The Japanese Chin requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Japanese Chin, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Japanese Chin dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chin? Japanese Chin shedding level:
Japanese Chins shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Japanese Chin have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertIndependentLovingPlayfulIntelligentLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Japanese Chin? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Japanese Chin obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Japanese Chin dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Japanese Chins are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Japanese Chins, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Japanese Chin sensitivity:
Japanese Chins have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Japanese Chins are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chin need? Japanese Chin social needs:
Japanese Chins need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Japanese Chin dogs bark a lot? Why does my Japanese Spaniel bark?
Low: The Japanese Chin barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Japanese Chin good as a watchdog?
Japanese Chins are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Japanese Chin dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Japanese Chins strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Japanese Chin bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chin? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Japanese Chin? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Japanese Chin has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Japanese Chin do?
Japanese Chins have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Japanese Chins need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Japanese Chin to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Japanese Chin roam?
Japanese Chins are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Japanese Chin have high prey drive?
Japanese Chins have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Japanese Chin good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Japanese Chins are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Japanese Chins adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Japanese Chins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Japanese Chin dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Japanese Chins are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Japanese Chin dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Japanese Chin and children:
Japanese Chins are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Japanese Chin dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Japanese Chins are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Japanese Chin good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Japanese Chin dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Japanese Chins are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Japanese Chins good office dogs? Do Japanese Chins make good office friendly dogs? Can Japanese Chins be ofiice dogs?
No
Japanese Chin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Japanese Chin dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chin temperament with senior people? Are Japanese Chin dogs good for elderly owners?
Japanese Chins are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Japanese Chin dogs get along with other pets? Are Japanese Chin dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Japanese Chins are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Japanese Chin breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Japanese Chins are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Japanese Chin be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Japanese Chin is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Japanese Chin be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Japanese Chin is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Japanese Chin be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Japanese Chin is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Japanese Chin be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Japanese Chin is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Japanese Chin be a boat dog?
Not really
Japanese Chin breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Japanese Chin be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Japanese Chin is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Japanese Chin dogs have health problems?
Egészségesek Japanese Chin fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Japanese Chin breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Japanese Chin breed? Health risks of Japanese Chin:
CataractsEntropionEpilepsyEye ProblemsHeart DiseaseHeart MurmursHypothyroidismPatellar Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Japanese Chin dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Japanese Chin be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Japanese Chin breed hypoallergenic?
No
Japanese Chins don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Japanese Chin have?
Japanese Chins have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Japanese Chin dogs require per day?
Japanese Chins exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Japanese Chins like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Japanese Chin need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Japanese Chin risk for obesity:
Average. The Japanese Chin has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Japanese Chin's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Japanese Chin has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Japanese Chin drool?
The Japanese Chin is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Japanese Chin could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Japanese Chin. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Japanese Chin puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Japanese Chin: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Japanese Chin have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Japanese Chin have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
1-3 puppies

Pros & Cons of Japanese Chin

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Japanese Chins are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Japanese Chin is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Japanese Chins are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Japanese Chins adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Japanese Chins are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Japanese Chins are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Japanese Chins don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Mouthiness: Japanese Chins have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Japanese Chins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Japanese Chins are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Japanese Chin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Japanese Chins are not the best breed for elderly people.

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  • I.Bate

    Nov 20, 2019, 10:39:56 AM:

    very helpfull information