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Breed Standards for the Japanese Chin

 

 

General Appearance:      

Small, lively and aristocratic, the Japanese Chin is a square-proportioned small dog.

 

 

Head:

Slightly undershot, large, broad head with short, broad muzzle, large, round, wide-set eyes, deep stop.

 

 

Tail:

Carried arched over the back and flowing to either side of the body.

 

 

Color:

Black and white, red and white, or black and tan and white.

 

 

Coat:

Long, soft, profuse coat is silky and absolutely free from curl or wave.

 

 

Size:        

Height is usually from 9 – 10 inches and an ideal weight is       4 – 7 pounds.

 

 

Temperament:

It is sensitive and willing to please, tending to shadow its owner. 


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