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Japanese Chin

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Original Name : Japanese Chin

Type : Braccoid

Other Names : Japanese, Spaniel

Male size : Approximately 10 inches

Female size : Slightly smaller than the male

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Japan

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Japanese Chins are members of an alert, gentle and charming breed that is very easy to live with. These most cat-like of the canines have long been favored as companion dogs, thanks to their solid health and monk-like calm.

Head+

Broad, rounded, with deep, indented stop.

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Body+

Short, straight back, broad, slightly rounded loins, moderately broad and deep chest, moderately sprung ribs.

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Coat+

White with black or red markings, broad white blaze from muzzle to top of the head desirable.

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Ears+

Long, triangular, hanging, covered with long hair, set well apart.

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Tail+

Carried over the back, covered with abundant, long hair.

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Hair+

Silky, straight, long, whole body save the face abundantly covered.

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During the shogunate of Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1680-1709) the breed was bred as an indoor dog in Edo Castle. In 1613 the British Captain Searles took the breed to England. Over two centuries later, in 1853, Commander Perry imported several into the U.S.A. Two were even presented to Queen Victoria of England. By 1868 Chins were the lapdog of choice for upper class Japanese ladies, but the breed’s popularity and numbers waned, so that individuals had to be imported. These elegant, gracious dogs have broad faces and are covered with abundant hair. The height at the withers is equal to the length of the body, although females are slightly longer.

Did you know ?

Ancient texts suggest that the ancestors of the Japanese Chin were presented to the Japanese court by rulers of Korea in 732.

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