Learn about the temperament and personality of the Japanese Chin. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Japanese Chin photos.
The Japanese Chin is an affectionate, playful lapdog. They are intelligent, cat-like dogs who like to show off by performing tricks. They love to be the center of attention. They are devoted companion dogs who love everyone they know. They can be apprehensive and are often reserved around strangers and in unfamiliar situations. They are independent creatures who believe that they are royalty. They need minimal exercise, but do enjoy a daily walk. They are sensitive to extreme temperatures, and will need easy access to water in humid conditions. They are described as "cat-like" because they like to climb, and sit on the back of the sofa, and enjoy hiding in strange places. They are sensitive, gentle, and responsive -- their sole purpose is to bring you comfort and joy. They are more obedient than most toy breeds but can still be a bit stubborn. They are alert and make good watchdogs. They do well with children but do not tolerate commotion or roughhousing. These lively, charming, happy dogs are easygoing, loyal, and full of life. They make great companions, who will want to be with you all the time, usually cuddled up on your lap. But beware: they snuffle, snort, snore, and are famous for their "reverse sneeze."
Japanese Chin Training
The Japanese Chin is harder to train than most other dog breeds. He learns new commands more slowly than the majority of other breeds. You will need to be extra patient when Training him.
Japanese Chin Shedding
The Japanese Chin is a very heavy shedder. He sheds an awful lot of hair! You'll find hair all over your home, stuck to everything! You'll probably even find it in the butter!
Japanese Chin Grooming
The Japanese Chin's long-coat only requires an occasional brushing. But because he sheds excessively you may find yourself brushing him daily to remove loose hair. (What you get out with a brush doesn't fall out in your home!)
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A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
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Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
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Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
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Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.