Category: Toy Dogs
Facts about Japanese Chin Dogs, "Scientific name for Japanese Chin Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Japanese Chin Dog is a variety of dog that is recognized for its significance to Japanese dignity. The Japanese Chin Dog breed belongs to the toy dog category and the Japanese Chin Dog are outstanding lap and companion dogs. The Japanese Chin Dog is a toy dog variety has a unique inheritance. The unique expression of the Japanese Chin Dog breed is distinguished by a big broad head, big wide-set eyes, small wide muzzle, and ear feathering, and consistently patterned facial marks. Japanese Chin Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Japanese Chin Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Japanese Chin Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Japanese Chin Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Height and Weight
The average height of the Japanese Chin Dog at the shoulder is 8 to 11 inches (18 to 28 cm) and the average weight is 4 to 15 pounds (2 to 7 kg) Japanese Chin Dog come in two classes under 7 pounds (3.1 kg) and over 7 pounds (3.1 kg).
The ears of the Japanese Chin Dog breed are small, and look like the alphabet “V”. The ears are set separately and somewhat underneath the crown of the head, and well enclosed with hair. The forehead of the Japanese Chin Dog breed is circular in shape and the stop is profound and the muzzle is broad and short. The Japanese Chin Dog breeds have a wide nose, with an extremely small nasal passage. The white and black colored dogs will have a black nose, whereas the other colored dogs will have the nose color, according to the color of the markings on their coat.
The Japanese Chin Dog breeds have dark colored, big, circular protruding eyes that are situated wide apart. The length and the height of their body are about identical. The Japanese Chin Dog breed has straight, fine-boned front legs, with the elbows set near the body. The curved, high set tail of the breed is carried up over their back, suspending on both sides of the body with feathering. The Japanese Chin Dog fur is white in color with tinted patches. The patches are habitually black in color, but they can also be a lemon, red, orange, black, sable, brindle, or white with tan dots.
Japanese Chin Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Japanese Chin Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Japanese Chin Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Japanese Chin Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Japanese Chin Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Japanese Chin Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Japanese Chin Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Japanese Chin Dog breed is an amiable, energetic, and happy dog. It is agreeable, loving, clever, friendly and extremely loyal to its owner. The Japanese Chin Dog breed loves everybody to whom it is accustomed to, but is recognized to be aloof around unfamiliar people and strange situations. The Japanese Chin Dog breed performs well with other pets and dogs. The Japanese Chin Dog have a mind of their own and like to be the core of attention. This breed does not bark and is gentle mannered, attractive, yet playful.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Japanese Chin Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Japanese Chin Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Japanese Chin puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Japanese Chin Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Japanese Chin Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Japanese Chin Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The maximum life span of the Japanese Chin breed is 10 years.
If purchasing a Japanese Chin Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Japanese Chin Dog belongs to the Toy Group and in 1888 was recognized AKC American Kennel Club.
The number one heath problems amongst Japanese Chin Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Japanese Chin Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Some of the health problems that might happen in the Japanese Chin Dog are Cataracts, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Heart Murmurs, Patellar Luxation, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Atrioventricular Endocardiosis.
Japanese Chin Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Japanese Chin Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.