Japanese Chin Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Japanese Chin is that they are charming, lively, happy, pleasant, loving, intelligent, affectionate, devoted, elegant, and well mannered.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog must be raised with well behaved, considerate children if they are to be used to them. This breed of dog is reserved around strangers.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 4 to 15 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with the Japanese Chin include but are not limited to wheezing, snoring, eye problems, respiratory ailments and heat prostration.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can be suitable for the apartment and condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give with lots of toys to play with.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $1,500+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog can be aggressive if not properly trained.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog to announce guests arrival.

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