Area of origin: Japan
Original function: lap dog
Average size of male: Ht: 8-11, Wt: 4-7
Average size of female: Ht: 8-11, Wt: 4-7
Other names: Japanese spaniel
Japanese Chin Dog Temperament
The Japanese Chin is a devoted companion, relishing a warm lap as much as a boisterous game. He is sensitive and willing to please, tending to shadow his family. He is a friend to all: strangers, dogs and pets. His playfulness and gentleness make him a good child's companion for equally gentle children. The breed has been described as almost catlike, some even climb.