Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
Small Dogs

Japanese Chin Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Nov 3 ·

If you’re thinking about adding a new dog to your family, the Japanese Chin is a great option. This purebred is known to be charming, loving, and noble. However, the beginning of this dog breed is unknown. Regardless, they make excellent family companions, so if you want to learn more about Japanese Chin puppies, then keep reading.

Where To Get Japanese Chin Puppies

You can adopt a Japanese Chin puppy from your local animal shelter or rescue organization. These dogs were strays, abandoned, or surrendered by their previous owners. You might find a mixed breed of this dog or an adult or senior purebred, but you’ll save a dog’s life. Miki…

However, if you truly want a Japanese Chin puppy, then you can research reputable breeders. For instance, a good breeder will do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
  • Want to meet with you in person so you can meet the dogs, puppies, and the breeder
  • Be able to answer all of your questions about anything regarding the process, the dogs, or the breeder
  • Treat the dogs as family, allowing them to live in their home

In addition, an ethical breeder will also have health documents to show you. Also, since this doggo is purebred, the breeder may be registered with the American Kennel Club, so you check the AKC Marketplace.

If a breeder doesn’t do the above, they might be a puppy mill or backyard breeder. Avoid these breeders since they’re more interested in making a profit.

The Cost

Japanese Chin puppies are popular, but there are other factors involved when deciding the price of this pup. However, you can expect to spend about $1,500 to $2,500 on this puppy. Marchinamik…


The Japanese Chin is a small dog breed. They can grow to stand eight to 11 inches tall and weigh between seven and 11 pounds. They have a silky coat that’s medium in length. In addition, this doggo can come in various coat colors, such as the ones below:

  • Black & White
  • Black, Tan & White
  • Lemon & White
  • Red & White
  • Sable & White
  • White & Black

They may or may not have red markings, no matter the coat color.


There’s a lot to love about the Japanese Chin dog. They’re affectionate with their family members and are excellent around other dogs. However, they’re good around young children and strangers but will need some time to warm up to them. They can be trained and socialized but might also be stubborn. So, patience is key with this one. Yuki…

They have high watchdog tendencies, but they’ll never be aggressive or attack anyone. Also, they don’t bark too much either. When they bark, it’ll mainly be to alert you of something.

In addition, they have moderate energy levels and mental stimulation needs. This dog is adaptable and can live comfortably in an apartment or a bigger home with a fenced-in yard. They won’t need too much exercise, given their size, but they’ll enjoy a walk every day to keep them healthy and fit. Also, they’re playful dogs, so they’ll have fun playing a game of fetch in the yard with you.

Japanese Chin Puppies – Veterinary Needs

You can expect to bring your puppy to the vet a couple of times for the first year. Here you’ll ensure they’re up to date on their shots and boosters. Also, you can be sure they’re growing and developing properly. Then, for each year after that, you can bring them once a year for their annual check-up.

With proper care, your Japanese Chin has an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years. However, there are some health issues to be wary of. For example:

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Heart Murmurs



Since the Japanese Chin is a small dog breed, they won’t need to eat too many calories in a day. In fact, you’ll want to watch their calorie intake because they love to eat. However, obesity can be an issue with this doggo. If that happens, then they’re prone to Diabetes and will have to go on a diet.

Luckily, they’re not known to get too many allergies. So, you can feed them any dog food that’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. As long as your vet approves the food, you’re good to go.

For instance, you can feed them high-quality kibble or canned wet food from commercial dog food brands. Alternatively, you can make them a homemade dog food recipe that’s catered to their needs. Lily…


Japanese Chins shed a moderate amount. Therefore, you’ll want to bring them to the grooming salon once a month or once every other month to give them a good cleaning. In addition, to keep the loose hair at bay, brushing weekly will also be ideal.

Otherwise, you’ll only need to worry about trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears regularly.

Japanese Chin Puppies – Photos


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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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