(AKC Toy Group)
Size: Very small.
Weight: Averages 7 pounds.
Availability: May take some effort to find.
Japanese Chin Puppy Video
UTILIZATION : Companion dog.
documents it is assumed that the ancestors of the Chin were presented
as a gift from the rulers of Korea (during the Silla Dynasty age 377-
935) to the Japanese court in 732. For a successive 100 years, there
appears to have been a large number of Chins coming into Japan.
Historical records also indicate that envoys sent to China (during the
Tung Dynasty age 618-910) and North Korea (during the Po Hâ€™ai
Dynasty age 698-926) brought back dogs of this breed directly.
During the reign of the Shogunate Tsunayoshi Tokugawa (1680-1709)
the breed was raised as an indoor toy dog in the Castle of Edo.
In 1613 a Britisher, Captain Searles, brought a Chin to England and in
1853 Commodore Perry from the U.S. brought several to the U.S. of
which two were presented to Queen Victoria of England.
Since 1868, the Chin has been favored as a lapdog by ladies of the
upper classes, and currently is being widely spread as a companion
covered with profuse coat, with elegant and graceful figure.
length of the body is equal. The body of bitches slightly longer.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Broad and rounded.
Stop : Deep and indented.
FACIAL REGION :
Nose : Nasal bridge very short and wide, the nose on a straight line
with the eyes; the nose colour black or deep flesh colour, according to
Jaws/Teeth : Teeth white and strong; level bite desirable, but scissor
bite or undershot mouth permitted.
Eyes : Large, round, set wide apart and lustrous black in colour.
Ears : Long, triangular, hanging, covered with long hair; set wide
NECK : Rather short, and held high.
Back : Short and straight.
Loin : Broad and slightly round.
Chest : Moderately broad and deep, with ribs moderately sprung.
Belly : Well drawn up.
TAIL : Covered with beautiful, profuse and long hair, being carried
up over back.
FOREQUARTERS : Forearms straight, fine boned; backside of
forearms below the elbows feathered.
HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs moderately angulated, rear of the rump
covered with feather.
FEET : Small and hare-shaped, covered with tufts desirable.
GAIT / MOVEMENT : Elegant, light and proud.
HAIR : Silky, straight and long. Whole body except face covered
with profuse hair. The ears, neck, thighs and tail have profuse feather.
COLOR : White with markings of black or red. Markings
symmetrically distributed from around eyes over ears as on whole
body desirable. Especially white and wide blaze from muzzle to
SIZE : Height at withers : Dogs approximately 25 cm.
Bitches slightly smaller than dogs.