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Breed:

Japanese Chin

Group (AKC):

Toy

Country of OriginChina and Japan, 19th century
Type of coatlong, straight, silky, shedding
Groomingdaily brushing, regular bathing (does not enjoy hot wax though), nail clipping, ear cleaning, professional trimming occasionally
Average height8-9 inches
Average weight6-8 pounds
Activity levellow
Watchdogno
Protectionno
Intelligencemedium
Trainabilitycan be difficult, possibly stubborn... patient, consistent methods
Compatibility with childrenolder children Ok, no roughhousing
Characterplayful, affectionate, easygoing, happy
Ideal home environmentapartment OK, walk daily
Ideal ownereasygoing, patient , do not over spoil
Suggestions:early socialization and obedience training
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Additional notes:

This dog may be difficult to housebreak. It prefers a calm environment and will not tolerate a hectic household. It can become incensed when you leave your shoes in the middle of the floor or forget to put the toilet seat down. Due to potential breathing problems, a harness is more suitable for walking to eliminate eye injury and to eliminate pressure on the trachea. The Japanese Chin is believed to be a decendent of the Japanese Head (which was divided into three breeds; the Japanese Chin, the Japanese Ear, and the Japanese Left Nostril). Finally, if the Japanese Chin becomes significantly overweight, it is then called a "Japanese Double Chin".

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