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Japanese Chin


Overview

Adult Size

  • Small
  • Tiny

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long
  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone
  • Wrong Dog to Leave Alone

Breed Group

  • Toy Group

Coat Length

  • Long Coat

Coat Quality

  • Silky Coat

Colors

  • Black & White
  • Black Tan & White
  • Lemon & White
  • Red & White
  • Sable & White
  • White & Black

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Get Up? Me?

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Occasional Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″
  • 4-9″

Full Grown Weight

  • 01-5lbs
  • 06-10lbs

General Health

  • Breed with Many Health Issues
  • Not a Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Great First Dog!
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids

Grooming

  • Requires Regular Brushing
  • Requires Regular Grooming

Intelligence

  • Not So Intelligent, but Has Other Wonderful Traits

Personality

  • Affectionate
  • Somewhat Affectionate

Playfulness

  • Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

Social Behavior with Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

Training Tendencies