Japanese Chin

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • He originated in China
  • He made his way to Japan as a royal gift
  • He was bred to accompany ladies of the Imperial palace and to warm laps

Personality and Behavior

  • He's independent, loving, loyal
  • He likes to play and fool around
  • He's very affectionate and loves to cuddle and snuggle
  • He's quite sensitive
  • He's alert and will bark at a stranger so makes a good little watchdog
  • He's reserved around strangers


  • He's not easy to train. You will need patience as he is slower than most to learn obedience commands.


  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His long coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

  • NA


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