Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin

He once lived in Chinese imperial courts but will be completely satisfied perched on a window sill in your apartment

Vital Statistics:

  • Life span:
    12-15 years
  • Adult weight:
    8-12 pounds
  • Adult height:
    8-10 inches

What’s good and bad about the Chin?


  • Gentle and playful personality
  • Loves to curl up on your lap
  • Must have affection – this is a dog that enjoys following his owner from room to room
  • Ideal for apartment living and senior owners


  • Too fragile for roughhousing
  • Must own a vacuum cleaner; he’s a spaniel and he sheds
  • Regular brushing and combing is necessary
  • Poor watchdog; this is a lapdog

Good example of a Chin.