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The Importance of Japanese Chin to Japan

The Japanese Chin got their origin many years ago, some believe as far back as the year 732. Through all this time, the importance of the Japanese Chin to Japan has not changed, as they are still the dog owned by Japanese royalty. Originally called the Japanese Spaniel, this toy dog actually is said to have gotten its start in Korea and then later in Japan. Back to the 16th century, the Japanese Chin was revered in Japan. The women in Japan carried them in baskets lined in silk. Killing a Chin was the same in Japan as killing a human and was treated and punishable in the same way. [...]

The Japanese Chin and Breathing Difficulties

The Japanese Chin is a fairly healthy dog with few health problems. With good care, the Chin can live from 12 to 14 years. As is the case with most dogs, some health problems seem to affect some dogs more than others do. With the Japanese Chin, the problem can be breathing difficulties. Dyspnea is a form of respiratory (breathing) distress that often affects the Japanese Chin. There are different causes for dyspnea such as heart disease, heart failure, infection, trauma, fluid or bleeding in the lungs or chest or lung disease. [...]

The Japanese Chin and Other Breed Types

The Japanese Chin is a small breed of dog that is said to have originated in China and then found its way to Japan. In Japan, it became a thing of royalty, often given as royal gifts to diplomats or important people that did good deeds for Japan. While we have heard about the Japanese Chin for years, Japan actually has two different breeds of dog. One type is the Chin, which the one is considered royalty and descendants from the Chin that came from Chinese aristocracy. The other type is Inu, which is a more common type of working dog. [...]

The Japanese Chin and Problems From Oversized Eyes

The Japanese Chin has many characteristics that make them unique from other dogs. One of these characteristics is their bulging oversized eyes. Although these eyes may look cute and give the Chin a unique look, they are also responsible for causing the dog health problems. There are a couple of problems the Japanese Chin is affected by due to these oversized eyes. Because of the large size of the eyes, they extend out of the socket further than they should. This makes it very easy for the eye to be scratched in any number of ways. [...]

The Japanese Chin and Separation Anxiety

The Japanese Chin is a wonderful pet and companion to anyone lucky enough to own one. They have so many good qualities as far as pets go. There is one problem that is often very difficult to deal with and that is the separation anxiety the dog goes through each time you leave him. The Japanese Chin has a dependent type of personality and feel they need to be with their owners at all times. They love sitting on their lap or just being next to them. When they are left alone, they will whine, cry and often resort to destructive behavior such as chewing, digging or barking. [...]

The Japanese Chin and Socialization Issues

The Japanese Chin is a very lovable little pet, used by many as a lap dog and companion. They love spending time with their owners and tend to be one-man dogs almost. They make a nice little family pet, but they do need socialization with the outside world. They need socialization with other people as well as other dogs or animals they may be forced to live with in the home. Although the Japanese Chin is very loving and loyal to their owner, they often mistrust new people and strangers. [...]

The Japanese Chin and Their Various Coats

The Japanese Chin has only one layer of hair, unlike many breeds that have an undercoat and an overcoat. Their one coat, however, is very full and luxurious. Even the ears, as small as they are, are thoroughly feathered. The same goes with the tail, which is abundantly feathered with silky long hair that goes right over the back. The neck consists of more long silky hair that forms a ruff. The legs have a full amount of hair as well. Anyone looking at this small dog would think they have more hair in weight than a large breed dog! [...]

The Japanese Chin as a Show Dog

The Japanese Chin is a toy breed of dog that is adored as a family pet, lap dog and companion. There is much more to the Japanese Chin than just his role as a pet as we know him. Japanese Chin, the show dog, is another of his many roles and a role they do very well. The Chin has been displayed in shows for many years, since the very first show in 1882 in New York. This dog show had nine Japanese Spaniels, the name the Chin was called until it was changed in 1977. This is the same year the Japanese Chin Club of America was formed. [...]

The Japanese Chin: Weird Facts/Did you Know?

The Japanese Chin is a very popular breed of toy dog that is loved by every individual owner lucky enough to own one. Most Chin owners claim that after owning a Japanese Chin they would never own any other dog, with some owners having two Chins. There are still many people that are unfamiliar with the Japanese Chin, but they are becoming more and more popular. They have had a very interesting history, with facts many aren't aware of regarding this little dog. [...]

The Japanese Chin - a High Maintenance Dog?

The Japanese Chin is a small breed of toy dog that is used as a lap dog, a companion dog and pet. They sound cute and cuddly and are wonderful dogs to own. Often people think that when dogs are small, they are very easy to care for. In many cases, this is true, but often it can be the opposite. In the case of the Japanese Chin, it is not necessarily true either. They may be fun to own and spend time with, but they can also be very high maintenance. [...]

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