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Japanese Chin - Japanese Royalty on Four Furry Legs
By: Tippy & Alfred
The Japanese Chin, also called the Japanese Spaniel or just
Chin, is a charming, happy, lively dog. They are
affectionate, extremely devoted, intelligent, loving and
pleasant, making them wonderful companion animals. Japanese
Chins tend to be reserved around strangers and uncomfortable
in new and different situations. This dog needs to be
socialized well from an early age. If you have small
children you should teach them how to properly treat a small
dog. They are good with other pets and dogs.
Despite its name, this breed is most likely native to Korea.
The breed was later developed in Japan and then introduced
to Europe in the seventeen hundreds. In the Japanese Court
the dog became a favorite and was often given as a gift from
The breed reached the peak of their popularity in 1853 when
a pair of Japanese Chins where given to Queen Victoria by
Commodore Perry after his return from his historic mission
to open trade between Europe and Japan.
The body of the Japanese Chin is almost as long as it is
tall. The front legs are fine-boned and straight. The tail
is feathered and curls over the back. The smaller the dog
the more sought after it is. The Japanese Spaniel has a gait
that is elegant and high-stepping.
The Japanese Chin is a dainty looking dog with a broad,
short face. The round forehead has a well-defined stop. The
ears should be well covered with hair, be upside down and v-
shaped. The eyes are almond-shaped, dark and protruding and
should be expressive. The nasal canal is extremely short
with a nose that is wide with open nostrils. Black and white
Chins must have black noses. In all other colors the nose
should match the coat or markings. The teeth should come
together in a level bite or undershot bite.
It has a feathery coat with a thick ruff covering the chest
and neck. The coat is predominately white with markings in
colors of black, brindle, lemon, orange and red patches.
Most commonly the Chin is black and white in color.
The Breed-specific Health Requirements of Japanese Chins
Dr. Bicks, D.V.M.
Hair, hair, and more hair with big eyes describes
the Japanese Chin.
Alternative professional food with an enzyme
supplement is a must!
Yummy and Savory Dog Food for your Japanese Chin here
The enzyme is added for more thorough food digestion
and to help digest the hair that gets swallowed
when he decides to groom himself.
Antioxidants are needed to protect against degenerative
eye disease and for overall health.
Antioxidant Treats your Japanese Chin will Devour
All about Every Breed of Dog
Splendid Gift Items for Japanese Chins
Tippy & Alfred think that Japanese Chins are really cute little
doggies. Tippy invites your Japanese Chin over to play with her
chase the cows around the farm, Alfred thinks it's a good idea
to just sit in a warm window ledge and watch. They are now done
making this web page, but do ask that you give the recommended
food for Japanese Chins a trial, they are both so pleased to be
able to experience such a Savory dining experience every night
and know your little furry friend will love it too.