Japanese Chin


Chins at play and Mischa from the  Best Japanese Chin Kennel

The Japanese Chin’s (also known as the Japanese Spaniel) coat is long, straight and silky, and requires brushing a few times a week.  While they may appear “cat-like” in nature they will adapt themselves to the family environment in which they live.  The Chin is mild-mannered and loves people.  They do well with children and other pets, but should be kept from harm’s way when playing with smaller children or strangers.  A great apartment dog that enjoys a daily walk and an ability to run in a confined outdoor setting.

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Notes for owners
Long Daily Good for apartment.  Minimal exercise.  OK with older children.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Japanese Chin Club of America

Japanese Chin Rescue



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