JAPANESE CHIN PUPPIES AND DOGS
- Nickname: Chin, Japanese Spaniel
- Breed Group: Toy
- Height: 8-11 inches
- Weight: 4-11 pounds
- Life Span: 12-14 years
JAPANESE CHIN INFORMATION
JAPANESE CHIN BASICS
WHERE ARE JAPANESE CHINS FROM?
The term is somewhat misleading because the breed was likely nurtured over centuries by the Japanese imperial court but most likely originated in China over a thousand years ago. When Japan resumed trade with the West in the middle of the 19th century, this breed travelled to the West and rose to prominence among the English court and other elites.
HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF JAPANESE CHINS EXIST?
There is only one kind of Japanese Chin, aside from colour variation.
WHICH BREEDS MIX WITH JAPANESE CHINS?
- Cava-Chin (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Japanese Chin)
- Chin Crested (Japanese Chin + Chinese Crested)
- Chin-Pin (Japanese Chin + Miniature Pinscher)
- Chineranian (Japanese Chin + Pomeranian)
JAPANESE CHIN LIFESPAN
The lifespan of a Japanese Chin is around 12-14 years.
JAPANESE CHIN SIZE (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
Dutch Shepherds are enormous dogs, averaging 45–75 lbs. and 22–25 inches in height.
JAPANESE CHIN APPEARANCE
WHAT COLORS DO JAPANESE CHINS COME IN?
The Japanese Chin can be multicoloured, red and white, or black and white.
HOW MUCH DO JAPANESE CHINS SHED?
Japanese Chin is moderate shedders.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A JAPANESE CHIN?
The Japanese Chin needs frequent brushing and the occasional haircut to maintain a beautiful, silky coat.
JAPANESE CHIN TEMPERAMENT, PERSONALITY & TRAINING
HOW MUCH DO JAPANESE CHINS BARK?
The Japanese Chin is a calm breed that, at most, barks to signal danger. However, with the proper training and exercise, you can get any dog to stop barking as often.
ARE JAPANESE CHINS GOOD WITH KIDS?
Japanese Chin is known to get along well with well-behaved kids who have been educated to be around an animal of such diminutive stature. They are considered to be friendly and playful with kids.
As with any breed, it is advised that your kid should be under adult supervision when they are around your Japanese Chin to keep everyone safe.
ARE JAPANESE CHINS GOOD FAMILY DOGS?
The Japanese Chin is a contrast study; they are loving but independent, kind but cunning. They don’t need much activity, making them entertaining and simple companions for both active and more sedentary households.
ARE JAPANESE CHINS CAT-FRIENDLY?
Cats and other animals get along nicely with Japanese Chin, who are often quite cooperative. But, of course, each dog (and cat) has unique preferences and temperaments. Still, you may be sure that your Japanese Chin will get along swimmingly with your cat if appropriately acclimated to it or introduced to it at a young age.
ARE JAPANESE CHINS EASY TO TRAIN?
Compared to most other tiny breeds, a Japanese Chin is simpler to train. Because they are naturally spotless animals, they are easy to housetrain. However, this breed requires a lot of time, positive reinforcement, and incentives to teach since, despite their intelligence, they may be pretty obstinate.
JAPANESE CHIN HEALTH
DO JAPANESE CHINS HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
The brachycephalic face of the Japanese Chin puts it in danger of respiratory and cardiovascular issues.
WHAT DISEASES ARE JAPANESE CHINS PRONE TO?
- Legg-Calve-Perthes: This illness results in the femur’s head, found in the dog’s rear limb, degenerating on its own. This will eventually cause arthritis and hip joint degradation. Legg-Calve-Perthes causes a Japanese Chin to become lame, walk with a limp, and feel discomfort when moving their hip joint. The disease is most effectively treated by surgery.
- Patellar luxation: Patellar luxation, sometimes called slipping kneecaps, is a prevalent issue in many dog breeds. The knee joint slides in and out of position due to minor irregularities. Pain and sporadic lameness may result from this. Surgical intervention is an option for severe instances, although many dogs recover without it.
- Eye Disorders: It also includes entropion, a genetic defect where one or both eyelids are inverted or roll inward and rub on the eye’s surface, and cataracts, a common eye condition that causes cloudiness in the eye and impairs vision. Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a progressive degenerative disease affecting the retina that eventually results in blindness.
- Atrioventricular Endocardiosis: The mitral and tricuspid valves of the heart are affected by polysaccharide (a kind of carbohydrate) deposits, which causes leakage and other issues. Heart failure may result in difficult situations.
- Others: This breed is prone to respiratory problems and heart murmurs. Your dog’s veterinarian could advise doing joint, eye, and imaging tests.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A JAPANESE CHIN
HOW MUCH DOES A JAPANESE CHIN COST?
A Japanese Chin may be adopted for much less money than one would pay to purchase one from a breeder. To cover the costs of caring for the dog before adoption, a Japanese Chin adoption costs about $300. In comparison, purchasing a Japanese Chin from a breeder may be expensive. They often range in price from $600-$2,500, depending on their breeding.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A JAPANESE CHIN
A rescue that specialises in Japanese Chins would be the most straightforward approach to adopt one.
JAPANESE CHIN RESCUE ORGANISATIONS
Many wonderful Japanese Chins are frequently available for adoption at nearby animal shelters or rescues.
WHERE CAN I FIND A JAPANESE CHIN BREEDER?
Before you purchase a puppy from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Japanese Chin (or any other dog). In need of homes are the millions of purebred dogs who are homeless around the nation. Adopting a Japanese Chin may significantly alter both the adopter’s and the dog’s life.
It is safer to get a puppy from a reputed breeder if you still have doubts and want to buy a Japanese Chin from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason. Confirm they are dedicated to finding those animals’ new homes if necessary.