Save a Small Dog Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 290462
Phelan, CA 92329
(760) 269-4519
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Japanese Chin
Agile and entertaining, the high-flying Japanese Chin is more than just a pampered pet.
Height: 8 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 4 to 9 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 10 to 14 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Japanese Chin hails from Asia, where he has been prized as a companion for more than a thousand years. He was a popular member of Chinese and Japanese imperial courts, and it was in Japan that his distinctive look was developed. This breed is elegant and dainty, mild-mannered and playful.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Good for novice owners