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Japanese Chin Info

Japanese Chin Breed Information

Learn all about Japanese Chins at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Japanese Chin, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Japanese Chin breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 7-11" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 1-3 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 4-15 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Japanese Chin is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 4 lbs that can reach 15 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Japanese Chin breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Japanese Chin should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Japanese Chin Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin Japan Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Japanese Chin Temperament

known to make up their own tricks to entertain their owners. They are sweet and playful and love to be the center of attention. This breed is better suited for the elderly or households without children. Japanese Chins make excellent watchdogs.

Health Problems

patellar luxation, roach back, premature loss of teeth, heart murmurs & congestive heart failure, juvenile cataracts, seizures and umbilical hernia.

Japanese Chin Coat

Japanese Chin Dog Colors

Red and white, black and white, or black and white with tan points.

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How Others Rated the Japanese Chin

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Male Height 0-0" Female Height 0-0"
Male Weight 0-0 lbs Female Weight 4-10 lbs
Litter Size 0-0 pups Lifespan 0-0 years
Yard Needs Medium Yard Easy to Train
Guard Dog
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

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