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Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua Comparison - Dog breed selector: Chin or Peking Lion Dog or Chihuahueño? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua" Compare Japanese Chin and Pekingese. Which is better: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Name Japanese Chin Pekingese Chihuahua
OriginsJapan China Mexico
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1088832
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Chin, Japanese Spaniel Peking Lion Dog, Lion Dog, Chinese Spaniel, Pelchie Dog, Peking Palasthund, Peke Chihuahueño, Csivava
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Japan Chin and Pekingese section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Japan Chin and Pekingese section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Chihuahueno section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Pekingese Club Of America
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price
Which is cheaper, Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Which is more expensive?
No data available No data available $600-$800
Availability
Frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua size comparison:
Small Small Small
Weight
Which is heavier, Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Pekingese? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua weight comparison:
4-15 pounds (2-7 kg) 8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg) 2-6 pounds (1-3 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
9.5 pounds (4.5 kg) 9 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg) 4 pounds (2 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua height comparison:
7-11 inches (18-28 cm) 6-9 inches (30.4-45 cm) 6-9 inches (15-23 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
9 inches (23 cm) 7.5 inches (30.24.5 cm) 7.5 inches (19 cm)

Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua coat comparison:
Feathered Dense Fine
Colors
What are the original Japanese Chin, Pekingese and Chihuahua color?
White
Sable
Lemon
Black
Fawn
Red
Cream
Gray
White
Black
Chocolate
Fawn
Tan
Cream
Red
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua grooming comparison:
Average: The Japanese Chin requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Effortless: The Chihuahua requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Japanese Chin or Pekingese or {name3 shedding:
Japanese Chins shed moderately.
Pekingeses shed moderately.
Chihuahuas shed none to minimal.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.

Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Independent
Loving
Playful
Intelligent
Loyal
Affectionate
Good-natured
Opinionated
Aggressive
Intelligent
Stubborn
Alert
Devoted
Intelligent
Courageous
Lively
Quick
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua intelligence:
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The Pekingese if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua trainability comparison.
Japanese Chins are quite easy to train.
Pekingeses are easy to train.
Chihuahuas are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua playfulness comparison:
Japanese Chins, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Pekingeses don't really like playing.
Chihuahuas, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Japanese Chins have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Pekingeses are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Chihuahuas don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pekingeses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Chihuahuas are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua social needs comparison:
Japanese Chins need a lot of social interaction.
Pekingeses need for social interaction is average.
Chihuahuas need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
Low: The Japanese Chin barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Pekingese is a vocal breed.
Nagyon sokat: Chihuahua kimondottan hangos fajta.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins are average watchdogs.
Pekingeses are average watchdogs.
Chihuahuas are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Japanese Chins strongly protect their territory.
Pekingeses strongly protect their territory.
Chihuahuas strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Japanese Chin has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pekingese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chihuahua has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Between 100 and 200 PSI
The weakest: Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua mouthiness comparison:
Japanese Chins have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pekingeses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chihuahuas have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Japanese Chins are not the biggest explorers.
Pekingeses have average wanderlust potential.
Chihuahuas tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
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.
Pekingeses have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Chihuahuas 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.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Japanese Chin fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Pekingese fajta.
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya Chihuahua fajta.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Japanese Chins adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Pekingeses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Chihuahuas adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Chihuahuas tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Which dog is more friendly?
Japanese Chins are very stranger friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are average friendly towards strangers.
Chihuahuas are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are not kid-friendly dogs.
Chihuahuas are not kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins are very cat-friendly dogs.
Pekingeses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Chihuahuas are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pekingeses are average friendly towards other dogs.
Chihuahuas are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
Yes
Japanese Chins are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Pekingeses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Chihuahuas are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/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.
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.
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.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Japanese Chin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pekingese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Chihuahua is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could 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.
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.
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.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Japanese Chins are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pekingeses are not recommended for elderly people.
Chihuahuas are not recommended for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
Not really
Japanese Chin breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pekingese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Chihuahua breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Japanese Chins are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Pekingeses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Chihuahuas are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua health comparison. Which is the healthier: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
The Japanese Chin is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Pekingeses are commonly healthy dogs.
Chihuahuas are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Entropion
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Heart Disease
Heart Murmurs
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cataracts
Cleft Palate
Cryptorchidism
Distichiasis
Ectopic Cilia
Entropion
Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Mitral Valve Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Collapsed Trachea
Heart Murmurs
Hydrocephalus
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Shivering
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Japanese Chin should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Pekingese should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Chihuahua should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua lifespan comparison. How long do Japanese Chin, Pekingese and Chihuahua breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
10-12 years 13-15 years 14-18 years
Hypoallergenic
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua energy level comparison:
Japanese Chins have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Pekingeses have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Chihuahuas have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Japanese Chins exercise need is very minimal.
Pekingeses exercise need is very minimal.
Chihuahuas exercise need is very minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
Japanese Chins like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Pekingeses like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Chihuahuas sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Japanese Chin or Pekingese or Chihuahua?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1/4 to 1/2 cups of high-quality dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Pekingese can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua?
Medium
The Japanese Chin has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Pekingese has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Chihuahua has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Japanese Chin is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pekingese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chihuahua is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Japanese Chin vs Pekingese vs Chihuahua Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Japanese Chin and Pekingese and Chihuahua have?
1-3 puppies 2-4 puppies 2-4 puppies

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