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Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin The Japanese Chin is a toy breed that has, according to legend, a royal heritage as a gift to the Emperor of Japan. But despite their noble birth, these dogs are known for being quite loyal and affectionate with their families. The Japanese Chin's Behavior Source: Wikipedia. Recommended for: pet for active people; hunting; not recommended for apartment settings The Japanese Chin dog breed is a toy dog and lap dog breed known for its independent, cat-like temperament; the name "Chin" means cat-like. They also are known for using their paws to wash their faces. Despite their independence, Japanese Chins are said to be uncomfortable in new situations and when around new people. Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home. The Japanese Chin's Physical Characteristics Here are some of the characteristics of the Japanese Chin breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.

  • Size: 8-11 inches
  • Coat: straight, silky
  • Color: black and white, red and white, or black and white with tan points
  • Eyes: large, round, set wide apart, dark
  • Ears: V-shaped, hanging, wide apart
  • Skull: large, broad, slightly rounded between the ears though not domed
  • Muzzle: long and
  • Nose: dark
  • Tail: plumed, curved, and carried over the back

The Japanese Chin’s Origins and History Source: Wikipedia. Country/Region of Origin: Japan Original purpose: companion animal Name: Japanese for cat-like; also known as the Japanese Spaniel Historical notes: The origins of the Japanese Chin dog breed have been debated. One account has it that the Japanese Chin breed appeared in Japan in 732 as a gift from the rulers of Korea. Other accounts say that the breed is descended from Chinese breeds. Portuguese sailors brought the breed to Europe in the 1600s. Commodore Perry, the American who "opened" Japan to the West, presented England's Queen Victoria and later the US President, with breeding pairs of Japanese Chins, making the Japanese Chin breed famous in the West.



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