Japanese Chin Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The Japanese Chin is originally from China and found his way to Japan as a gift from the Empress of China to the Empress of Japan, and he became a favourite of the British Royals when Queen Alexandra acquired some. The word ‘Chin’ means cat-like and he does wash his face in the same way that a cat does. As befits a dog favoured by Royalty he has a very aristocratic bearing, with a perpetual look of well-bred astonishment. In some countries The Japanese Chin is known as the Japanese Spaniel.
He is small at a maximum of 10″ and 3.2kg in weight; the Breed Standard calls for him to be “Daintier the better, providing type, quality and soundness are not sacrificed”. His coat is profuse; it is soft, straight and silky and is either black and white or red and white, the clearer and brighter the red the better. The Japanese Chin needs regular and careful grooming; if his coat is not looked after he will leave it on the sofa or your guests!
A lively and happy dog, the Japanese Chin is not sufficiently robust to thrive in a busy family home but makes a marvellously cheerful companion dog.
- Shardlow Glos
- Vanistica Cornwall
Rescue and Rehoming
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Breed Clubs for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.