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Japanese Chin Breed Information

Japanese Chin, a toy dog is also known as Japanese Spaniel or Chin. It is considered as the first companion dog breed. It was originally developed in China, and was later taken to Japan. It was introduced in the continent of Europe in 1700s. This breed belongs to the spaniel family, and was developed to serve as companion to man. They have large and wide, and broad head. Their muzzle is short, and nose is wide. They have undershot bite. The colour of their cot is usually white with black markings, and is also available in other colours such as orange, black, red and lemon colour. These dogs are usually calm and very charming. They are intelligent smart, loving and are completely loyal to their master and family. They have tendency to be reserved in the presence of other people who are unfamiliar to them. To avoid this kind of problem, the dog should be well socialized, from an early stage. They are very fragile, therefore the family members should be careful and gentle with this dog. Even though they are not good barkers, they make very good watch dogs. They are well mannered, sensitive and also clean. With proper training they are very obedient dogs. The average height of a healthy dog is11 inches, and average weight is 4 pounds to 15 pounds. Chins are comfortable both in enclosed as well as spacious surrounding. Hey are very much vulnerable to climatic changes. Even though this dog does not require vigorous exercises, daily walk is recommended. They should be combed every day to avoid skin infection in their body. They should be combed daily and ears should be checked regularly for any kind of infections. Hair fall is not a concern as they are very low shedders. Their eyes should be cleaned regularly. Regular bathing is not suggested for this breed, if necessary they can be dry shampooed. This breed of dogs is very fragile, and has many health issues. The major health concern among them are eye infections, hence their eyes should be properly cleaned. Other health issues are respiratory problems, distemper and heat prostrations.

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