There is a distinct similarity between this breed and the Pekingese, but the Japanese Chin is both taller and of a lighter build. The coat of a puppy is relatively short compared with that of an adult dog.
History of Japanese Chin
Queen Victoria, a keen dog lover, had two Japanese Chins.
Early examples of the breed were apparently quite delicate and tended to be even smaller than those seen today.
Other Names of Japanese Chin: Japanese J Spaniel, Chin.
Identification keys of Japanese Chin
long hair on ears
large, dark eyes
Maltese Of bichon stock, this tiny, attractive dog has a long, silky, pure-white coat which contrasts starkly with its dark, oval-shaped eyes and black eye rims.
The coat may have slight lemon-coloured markings, notably in the vicinity of the head.
History of Maltese
Possibly the oldest of […]
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History of Tibetan Spaniel
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History of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene)
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History of Japanese Spitz
The Japanese Spitz is thought to […]
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History of Papillon
This breed often featured in paintings by the Flemish artist Van […]