The Japanese Chin is a entertaining, charming, lively, happy, sweet, and playful small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. This small dog may often be called by the name of Japanese Spaniel, Chin, rather than its common breed name of Japanese Chin. The Japanese Chin comes from a line of descendants that may surprise you which includes Gobi Desert Kitchen Midden Dog. The Japanese Chin is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 10 to 14 years! The Japanese Chin belongs to the Toy breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Japanese Chin may be just what you are looking for in a pet, with a four-star rating, it does not get much better than this small dog. If you feel like the Japanese Chin may be the right fit for you, please continue reading to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Japanese Chin is a large, wide-set eyes and small v-shaped ears with a short, and broad muzzle small dog with a Long length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Japanese Chin ranges in height from 8in up to as tall as 11in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. The Japanese Chin can weight anywhere between 4lbs and 9lbs, but as with all animals, if they do not get their exercise they may exceed the average maximum. The Japanese Chin has a Long coat that can often be described as staright,silky coat with a thick mane, and feathered ears, making them perfect for being inside or outside pets. If you are looking into choosing the Japanese Chin to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of black and white, red and white, or or black and white with tan points..


Training the Japanese Chin may take longer and more effort than other dogs as it is not the most intelligent which may cause you more stress in the long run. The Japanese Chin is average when it comes to training, meaning that it can be trained, but maybe not to the extent that you would like. The Japanese Chin is the type of dog that can go from playful and crazy to calm and lazy, which can be a great benefit for your family. The Japanese Chin would much rather lay at your feet than chase a ball all day, lazy is its middle name! If you want a dog that can go from wanting nothing to do with you to being glued to your side, the Japanese Chin is perfect for you. The Japanese Chin is average with children, which means that it may learn to love them or it may always try to keep its distance. The Japanese Chin is a very friendly dog so it does well when meeting new people, but if it is tired or annoyed it may take some time. If you are in search of a watchdog, I would keep looking, the Japanese Chin may be more scared of the things it is supposed to warn you of. It may take a lot of time and maybe a few dog fights, but with time the Japanese Chin can become accustomed to other dogs. The Japanese Chin is below average when it comes to being around cats, it is not a good choice if you have cats in your home.


The Japanese Chin is below average when it comes to shedding, if you do not want to spend your time cleaning up dog hair, you do now want this pet. When it comes to allergies, the Japanese Chin is not a good choice to bring into a home with those who are allergic. When it comes to grooming, the Japanese Chin is average, thus it will require the average amount for you to keep this dog looking great. Some dogs require many trips to the vet and tend to be very unhealthy, the Japanese Chin happens to be one of these. If you are looking to bring the Japanese Chin into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Petellar Luxation, Heart Murmurs, and Cataracts. The amount that you may spend on a dog for each year varies on the type of dog you get, the Japanese Chin can cost you about $1300 per year.