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Japanese Chin


Japanese Chin profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 20-28cm.

Avg weight: 2-3kg

Coat type: Long, straight, silky coat.

Coat colours: Lemon & white, sable & white, black & white, tri-colour, red & white.

Originally bred for: Companion for ladies of Japanese nobility.

Breed traits: Loyal, alert, independent. 

A little about the Japanese Chin


The Japanese Chin is a regal, compact, long-haired breed. They are well suited to apartment living but do shed a large amount of hair. They are independent and can be timid or aloof with strangers. 



Health concerns or disease predispositions reported in the Japanese Chin include Patellar Luxation, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Entropian, Cataracts, Valvular Heart Disease, Epilepsy, and Portosystemic Liver Shunts. Given their facial conformation they may also experience Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome and be prone to heat stress. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.