The Japanese Chin is one of the most graceful dogs around. It is no wonder that in the past this animal was only allowed to be kept by members of the Japanese Imperial family. The Japanese Chin has been one of the national symbols of Japan since 1964.
Very little is known about the origin of the Japanese Chin. Even the country where the dog originated is disputed. Some claim that the dog was bred in China. Still others argue that Buddhist monks deserve this honor and still others say that the dog originated in Korea. There is no doubt, however, that the breed, as we know it today, was created by Japanese aristocrats. One of the reasons we know so little about the Japanese Chin is that Japan was closed to the West until 1854. The species was unknown in our part of the world until then.
The Japanese Chin is quite empathetic. The dog can sense exactly the mood of its owner and adopts that mood. The Japanese Chin knows itself pretty well that it is a beautiful dog and has no objection to be in the center of attention. In addition, the breed is also quite intelligent and they rarely forget anything. They remember a stranger who was on their sympathies years ago, but the opposite is also true. Owning the Japanese Chin is a lot of fun, but you have to take into account that you have to do something for it. Namely, the dog's coat must be brushed every day to prevent tangles.
The education of the Japanese Chin is rarely difficult. This breed is eager to do what its owner requires of it. However, it is very important to take the time to educate him. The dog is intelligent and learns quickly, but that does not take away from the fact that it takes time. In addition, the dogs are very sensitive. When the owner becomes impatient during the education, the dogs take over and become insecure. For this reason the dog must be raised in a positive way and with patience.