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Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog" Compare Pekingese and Japanese Chin. Which is better: Pekingese or Japanese Chin or Hare Indian Dog?
Name Pekingese Japanese Chin Hare Indian Dog
OriginsChina Japan United States Canada
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Extinct
Popularity Rank88108217
Reviews120
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Other Names Peking Lion Dog, Lion Dog, Chinese Spaniel, Pelchie Dog, Peking Palasthund, Peke Chin, Japanese Spaniel Mackenzie River dog, Trap line dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1906 as a Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group 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. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition 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
No set
Price $600-$800 $300-$500 Unavailable

General Appearance - Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog

Size Small Small Large
Weight 8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg) 4-15 pounds (2-7 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight 9 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg) 9.5 pounds (4.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height 6-9 inches (30.4-45 cm) 7-11 inches (18-28 cm) Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height 7.5 inches (30.24.5 cm) 9 inches (23 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Hair & Care - Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog

Coat Dense Feathered Thick
Woolly
Colors Fawn
Red
Cream
Gray
White
Black
White
Sable
Lemon
Black
White & Gray
White & Brown
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Japanese Chin requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Hare Indian Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Pekingeses shed moderately.
Japanese Chins shed moderately.
Hare Indian Dogs shed above average.

Characteristics - Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog

Temperament Affectionate
Good-natured
Opinionated
Aggressive
Intelligent
Stubborn
Alert
Independent
Loving
Playful
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Friendly
Intelligent Rank
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.
Average: Hare Indian Dog's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Pekingeses are easy to train.
Japanese Chins are quite easy to train.
Hare Indian Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Pekingeses don't really like playing.
Japanese Chins, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Hare Indian Dog is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Pekingeses are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Japanese Chins have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Hare Indian Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Pekingeses are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Japanese Chins are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Hare Indian Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Pekingeses need for social interaction is average.
Japanese Chins need a lot of social interaction.
Hare Indian Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Pekingese is a vocal breed.
Low: The Japanese Chin barks none to minimal.
Average: The Hare Indian Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Pekingeses are average watchdogs.
Japanese Chins are average watchdogs.
Hare Indian Dogs are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Pekingeses strongly protect their territory.
Japanese Chins strongly protect their territory.
Hare Indian Dogs can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Pekingese has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Japanese Chin has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Hare Indian Dog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Pekingeses have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Japanese Chins have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Hare Indian Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Pekingeses have average wanderlust potential.
Japanese Chins are not the biggest explorers.
Hare Indian Dogs are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Pekingeses have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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.
Hare Indian Dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Pekingeses are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Japanese Chins are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Hare Indian Dogs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Pekingeses adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Japanese Chins adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Hare Indian Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Japanese Chins tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Hare Indian Dogs 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.

Good With - Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog

Stranger Friendly
Pekingeses are average friendly towards strangers.
Japanese Chins are very stranger friendly dogs.
Hare Indian Dogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Pekingeses are not kid-friendly dogs.
Japanese Chins are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Hare Indian Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Pekingeses are very cat-friendly dogs.
Japanese Chins are very cat-friendly dogs.
Hare Indian Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Pekingeses are average friendly towards other dogs.
Japanese Chins are average friendly towards other dogs.
Hare Indian Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Pekingese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Japanese Chin is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Hare Indian Dog is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pekingeses are not recommended for elderly people.
Japanese Chins are not the best breed for elderly people.
Hare Indian Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Pekingeses are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Japanese Chins are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Hare Indian Dogs are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Pekingeses are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Japanese Chins are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Hare Indian Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
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 Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or 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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
Boat Dog Not really
Pekingese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Japanese Chin breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Hare Indian Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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.

Health Factors - Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog

Health Issues
Pekingeses are commonly healthy dogs.
The Japanese Chin is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Hare Indian Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems 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)
Cataracts
Entropion
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Heart Disease
Heart Murmurs
Hypothyroidism
Patellar Luxation
No set
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Pekingeses have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Japanese Chins have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Hare Indian Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Pekingeses exercise need is very minimal.
Japanese Chins exercise need is very minimal.
Hare Indian Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Pekingeses like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Japanese Chins like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Hare Indian Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 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. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate 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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Hare Indian Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Pekingese has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Japanese Chin has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Hare Indian Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Pekingese is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Japanese Chin is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Hare Indian Dog is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Pekingese vs Japanese Chin vs Hare Indian Dog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? 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 2-4 puppies 1-3 puppies 4-6 puppies

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