Japanese Chins are elegant, playful, and are fond of climbing on top of things just like the cats. These dogs make excellent house pets and are adaptable even for apartment living. They do not require much exercise but would still need some daily walks and playtime. They are known for their wide-set eyes, large, broad head and a flat face. They are intelligent dogs and can be trained easily given the right guidance. Japanese Chins are also known to be sensitive dogs and can pick up personalities at home, affecting their own.
Origin of the Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin, also called the Japanese Spaniel, is an noble breed that originated from Asia. These snub-nosed and silky-haired dogs have been part of the Chinese and Japanese imperial courts for more than a thousand years and is noted for their special heritage. Back then, only royal families can own them and they are distinguished for their importance to the Japanese nobles. In 1853, Japanese Chins became known in the West when Commodore Matthew Perry came home from Japan with the dogs given to him.
Is a Japanese Chin right for me?
If Japanese Chin is your breed of choice, you just got yourself a noble pet. You will have a beautiful lap dog and a lifelong buddy. They are very affectionate, loyal, and fun-loving. These canine friends may be dainty but they do have some tendencies to snort. Companionship is guaranteed as these folks want to be around their people most of the time.
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