The character of the Japan Chin is friendly and good-natured. The little dog is alert, but his urge to move is manageable. He is very affectionate towards his humans. He is easy to train, not very keen on barking, and very well tolerated when dealing with children, conspecifics, and other pets.
The small dog is a pleasant roommate who can be kept busy with long walks and sufficient freewheeling. Due to its manageable body size, it can be taken almost anywhere. It is also suitable for people who are not very good on their feet.
#1 The short neck ends in a straight back line with a slightly arched loin section. The tail is carried upright over the back.
The chest is of moderate depth and width.
The delicately built front limbs stand straight. The joints of the hindquarters are moderately angulated.
The gait of the Japanese Chin is elegant and proud with sweeping movements of the forelimbs.
#2 Being kept in a city apartment is not a problem for the Japanese Chin.
However, sufficient exercise and activities outdoors are also important for him. Regular contact with conspecifics is of course necessary, but care should be taken to ensure that the size of the playmates is appropriate. The fine coat of hair must be brushed or combed regularly.
#3 How often should a Japanese Chin be groomed?
The Japanese Chin does require regular bathing and brushing. This aristocratic toy dog can be bathed as frequently as every week up to no longer than 6 weeks, depending on lifestyle, with a happy medium being somewhere in the middle. Maintaining healthy skin and coats are of primary importance.