12 Problems Only Japanese Chin Owners Will Understand

Hundreds of years ago, the Chinese Emperor is said to have gifted these dogs to the Japanese Emperor. The Chin is undoubtedly related to the short-nosed breeds of China. In Japan it was as highly regarded as the Peking Palace Dog in China, it could only be kept by the highest nobility, lived in bamboo cages, was carried in the sleeves of silk kimonos, and was fed a vegetarian diet.

In 1853, Commodore Perry received a pair as a gift, which he presented to the dog-loving Queen Victoria. The first purebred pair came to Germany in 1880 as a gift from the Japanese Empress to Empress Auguste.

The original Chin was larger than we know it today and only became smaller in England, presumably as a result of crossing King Charles Spaniels. Japanese Chins are happy, open-minded housemates, adaptable and playful into old age, and they love long walks.

#2 Affectionate and completely immersed in its people, alert but not aggressive, the Japanese Chin is a charming companion and adaptable apartment dog.

#3 The long coat without undercoat is easy to care for if combed regularly, the corners of the eyes must be wiped daily.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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