Chin breed of dog

Chin breed of dog

An elegant appearance of great nobility, the Chin is a typical Japanese dog. Legend has it that the Chin breed's ancestor was brought in during Seimu's reign (in 732), the emperor receiving it as tribute from Shiragni (today's Korea). It seems that the Chin arrived in Japan after passing through China, as it has similarities that make it related to the Pekingese and the Pug Carlin.

According to other oppinions, the introduction of the Chin breed in Japan would be attributed to the Buddhist missionaries (after the year 520). A small company dog, particulary preferable in female entourage, the Japanese Chin is appreciated everywhere for its elegant, expressive eyes, affectionate and cheerful charm and character. Perfectly adapted to life in the apartment, the Chin breed likes cleanliness and very seldom barks.

Breed standard

Chin dog breed

Dog group: companion dogs.

Head: Relatively large, broad skull that buldges towards the front, well defined stop and short muzzle. Presents a slight undershot. The Japanese Chin's nose is broad, with well open nostrils and is colored black or red, in harmony with hair color.

Eyes: Have a very expressive look, are large, glossy, slightly proeminent and dark.

Ears: Small, V-shaped, hanging slightly in front and equipped with long hair.

Body: The Japanese Chin's torso is short and straight, with high, developed withers. Height at the withers is approximately equal to its entire lenght. The chest is broad and deep. The legs are straight, thin,covered with rich hair, ending with small paws.

Tail: Worn curved backwards, the Chin breed's tail is endowed with rich hair.

Lifespan: around 10 years

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