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

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
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