Country of Origin: Japan
First Use: Companion to aristocracy
Temperament: Intelligent, alert
There is a distinct similarity between this breed and the Pekingese, but the Japanese Chin is both taller and of a lighter build. The coat of a puppy is relatively short compared with that of an adult dog.
History: Queen Victoria, an enthusiastic dog lover, had two Japanese Chins
Remark: Early examples of the breed were apparently quite delicate and tended to be even smaller that those seen today.
Other Names: Japanese Spaniel, Chin
Notes: The Japanese Chin has long hair on its ears, large, dark eyes, and slender feet.
Color types: Chestnut red and white, black and white
Source: Dogs by David Alderton