Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin
Japanese Chin
One of life's mysteries is why the Japanese Chin is still comparatively rare and unknown. Here is a little dog that has it all - it is easy to care for, lovely to look at, and has even had Royal patronage - Queen Alexandra owned 261 of them!

The Japanese Chin is one of the most ancient of breeds and its exact history is difficult to determine, but ancestors can be traced back to China or Korea more than 1100 years ago. In Japan there were two distinct size/types of Chins and they were bred separately and exclusively for centuries in noble households, and were so highly regarded that no "commoner" could possess one.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Japanese Chins can live up to 16 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Japanese Chin is an intelligent, happy, lively little dog with a good nature and gentle temperament. While they are content to sit quietly on your lap or curled up in a chair, they are also ready for a game, and love to race around madly.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Chins are happiest in the company of other Chins. Indeed a large number can live together in harmony and so if it is possible, have two!

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Japanese Chins, with their silky coats, are easy to keep well groomed, and brushing 2 to 3 times a week with a bristle brush and paying attention to behind the ears where matting can occur - and a regular bath - is all that is required for the coat. This will also help with the seasonal shedding.

Because of the Chin's flat face, the eyes are vulnerable, so should an injury occur, seek vet advice immediately. As with any pet, ears and teeth need to be checked/cleaned regularly. A Chin does not need a huge area for exercise, so it makes an ideal pet for flat dwellers. However, they do enjoy a good walk, or better still a free run.

Please take note:
Japanese Chins are indoor dogs and bred only to be companions. A dog kept continually outside will be miserable. It will also be most unhappy if left alone for any length of time, so if the family/owner is out all day, then a Chin is not for you. It should be said too that a Chin exercises a certain amount of independence, and being sensitive will react badly to harsh discipline, so if you want a dog to dominate, then again, this is not the breed for you.

IDEAL OWNERS

Japanese Chins do not like teasing or very rough play, and are therefore best suited to the older person or families where there are no young children.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Japanese Chin is the dog for you and you realize that it is a dog that has been bred to spend most of its time indoors, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Sharon Lancey Sesukan QLD Contact
Brian Parker Sibertac SA Contact
Denise Williams Blizzard Japanese Chins VIC Contact
Lyn McArthur Tonantzin/Kiseki SA Contact
Denise Williams Blizzard VIC Contact
Joanna Gurd Devpix QLD Contact
Denise Sylvester Fenkashiro NSW Contact
Paul Cootes Aidensfield NSW Contact
Danielle Dragan Noble Chins VIC Contact
Kate Rydberg CHINKIRA TAS Contact
sharyn wood wood SA Contact
Margaret Barras Adarzi VIC Contact
Debra Brett Jacques Burrows PONDAROZA NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)