Japanese hin is a breed of decorative dogs, also known as Japanese Spaniel. His country of origin is Japan and the relation to this breed at home is in the very name of the breed. Hin is translated from Japanese as a jewel.
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Ancient legends say that this dog originated from the union of a lion and a monkey, so he knows how to talk, mew and behaves like a cat.
It is assumed that they were brought to Japan by Chinese monks in the 6th century and since they did not crossbreed with other breeds, they preserved their original appearance for many centuries. In Europe, they were only in the 19th century, when the American Commodore Perry presented the British Queen Victoria with a pair of chins brought from Japan.
Description and dimensions of Japanese chin
It is a small dog of a gentle constitution and square format, growing to 25 cm. There are two categories of the weight of this breed. From 1.8 to 3 kg and 3 to 3.5 kg. If the dog belongs to the first category, then by the standard its miniature is welcomed.
The breed has two standard colors: white with black spots and white-red of any shade: from dark chocolate to light-lemon. However, dogs with a dark chocolate color do not knit, because in the boughs of this color dead puppies or invalids, etc., can be born.
The muzzle of the queen is short, turned up, the forehead is convex, the eyes are large, roundish, dark, are wide and straight. Nose of the nose oblate. The tail is twisted in a ring on the back of the back and covered with a long hair, crumbling in the form of a fan. Paws are not high, with compressed fingers, between which are visible long bunches of hair.
The length of the coat is average. On the neck, ears and tail the wool is longer than on the rest of the body, a magnificent "collar" grows on the neck. To the touch it resembles silk and does not have the property to fall into the coils. Moult seasonal, moderate, in wool the hair falls most intensively.
Hin has a special gait. He high raises his paws and proudly carries a magnificent tail, thrown back.
Nature of the breed
Despite the proud look, most Japanese chinas are of a slight nature, although occasionally there are also wayward dogs.
Basically it's complaisant, very sociable, obedient, quiet and low-emotional dogs. They bark little, never bite, but faithfully and fearlessly defend the owners in any dangerous situation like a real samurai. These dogs are not afraid of loud noises, no big dogs . But at home they get along well with other dogs and animals.
This intelligent and serious animal, intelligent and well-trained, is distinguished by great mobility. They become excellent companions for both small and adult, tied to all family members, but prefers a narrow circle of communication.
It is important for these dogs to pay enough attention, otherwise the character of the representative of this breed can become irritable and jealous. If you give him enough of your love, the Japanese hin becomes an obedient and loving pet.
Also, the Hina are very fond of performing various tricks and are well trained.
Caring for Japanese Chin
Since it is an ornamental little dog, it is necessary to keep it in the house, especially since it is calm and rarely barks.
In heavy loads during walks, he does not need. Nevertheless, you should walk with her regularly, and give an opportunity to splash out excess energy. Although in a particularly unfavorable weather can safely stroll at the hands of the owner. It makes sense to teach him to the toilet tray.
The wool of representatives of this breed requires daily care in the form of thorough combing with a special brush. Bathing them can only be special shampoos and only as necessary, with heavy soiling.
As for health , Japanese chinas are prone to problems with the eyes (including injuries due to their bulge), as well as with breathing and the circulatory system due to the impatience of the heat. Can snore and wheeze because of a flat nose. Representatives of this breed live on average up to 12 years.