The word 'Chin' means 'catlike' and you can see why the breed gained the name from its feline-shaped head. Japanesse Chins also clean their faces with their paws in a catlike manner.
A dog owner who secretly wants a cat!
People who like noses and hot, sunny days. The Chin is a flat-faced breed so can suffer with breathing difficulties, especially in warm weather.
Japanese Spaniel, Chin
Similar size and weight to your average cat.
Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.
Short and curly
Natural good looks, won't keep growing like a hedge.
Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
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Match with a breeder
Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.