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.