weight 2 to 6 kg, stocky and robust
hair long, straight, thick and dense with a thick "mane" around the neck, bushy on the legs, ears and tail
dress black and white or red and white
head big with a broad skull and a short muzzle
eyes large black color
ear "V" shaped
tail curved and rests on the back
behaviour Balanced, frank, gentle, docile, playful, eager to hunt, sociable. Excellent pointing dog, intelligent, obedient (if well educated), determined, endearing.
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 9, Section 8, No. 206
Other name(s) Tchin, Chin, Japanese Chin Health Despite its delicate appearance, it is a very robust dog. However, eye and ear hygiene must be monitored and there are sometimes problems during whelping. Average life expectancy: about 14 years Living conditions It is an apartment dog. Remarks and advice The "dance of the tides" is characteristic of the breed. This dance consists of a series of rapid movements and rotations of the dog on itself. The Chin (another name for the Japanese Spaniel) often performs it when he is playing or just when he is happy.
It would seem that its oldest origin is actually Chinese. It probably derives from crosses between Tibetan Spaniels and small Chinese dogs (including, probably, the Pekingese). According to other authors, its origin would be Korean.
He is very docile, extremely attached to his master and those close to him. The Japanese Spaniel is highly intelligent and is said to behave more like a human being than a dog. He loves children. It is exclusively a companion dog because it is extraordinarily friendly, playful and always cheerful. Its small size makes it an ideal apartment dog.