Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a little breed that was born to rule the roost. Though Chinese in origin, these dogs were brought to Japan to serve as the companions of Japanese dignitaries. This is a loving dog that knows it is the real deal.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 8-11in

Female: 8-11in

Weight

Male: 4-9lb

Female: 4-9lb

Fun Fact

Chin means “royalty” in Japanese, so Japanese Chin translates to “Japanese royalty”!

About this Breed

The Japanese Chin is an ancient breed that has only ever served as man’s best friend. It is believed these guys came from China to Japan during the 16th century. Once in Japan, they served as the loyal lap dogs of Japanese aristocrats. This is a spunky dog with many cat-like behaviors. They are loving, loyal companions until they don’t want to be. Chins can be coy and mischievous at times, but don’t let that deter you, this is the perfect companion dog. Despite their long coat, they only require weekly brushings. These are relatively quiet dogs with little exercise needs, so they are great for apartment living! This is the Japanese Chin’s world and we are just living in it.

Japanese Chins on Embark

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    Cujo

    Cujo

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    Maverick

    Maverick

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    Carl

    Carl

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  • Posh

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    Lady

    Lady

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    Mochi

    Mochi

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    Lily

    Lily

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  • Lila Moon

    Lila Moon

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    Maisie

    Maisie

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    Lily

    Lily

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    Underpants

    Underpants

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Angel
  2. Bailey
  3. Bandit
  4. Baythoven
  5. Bear
  6. Bo
  7. Brodie
  8. Button
  9. Carl
  10. Alfie

For Females

  1. Lily
  2. Annie
  3. Rosie
  4. Sophie
  5. Bailey
  6. Chelsie
  7. Ceci
  8. Dunkirk Strawberry Champagne AndADaisy At Tsunami
  9. Bella
  10. Daffy

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Texas, United States
  3. Pennsylvania, United States
  4. Florida, United States
  5. Washington, United States
  6. Minnesota, United States
  7. New York, United States
  8. Missouri, United States
  9. Colorado, United States
  10. Alberta, Canada

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