Agile and entertaining, the high-flying Japanese Chin is more than just a pampered pet.

Vital Stats

Height: 8 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 4 to 9 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 10 to 14 years with some reaching 16 years of age

Summary
The Japanese Chin hails from Asia, where he has been prized as a companion for more than a thousand years. He was a popular member of Chinese and Japanese imperial courts, and it was in Japan that his distinctive look was developed.

This breed is elegant and dainty, mild-mannered and playful. Full Japanese Chin profile on DogTime.com

Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
General health:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)