This little spaniel has a BIG heart. The high-set tail arches over the back and will wag wildly when it greets you at the door. The Chin has a broad head, large wide-set eyes, and a short broad muzzle. Feathered, soft hair covers its body making it silky to touch. The nose is wide with an extremely short nasal canal. Underneath all that hair, the Chin is a compact dog whose height and length are usually the same size. The Japanese Chin is a delightful little fluff ball.
If you're feeding a Japanese Chin you have to be delicate. Their high metabolism means that their food should be spread between two to three small meals a day rather than one big one. They are fond of dry and tinned food and love crunching up hard biscuits (which is perfect for their dental program).
A few minutes each day will keep the Chin's coat looking beautiful. Comb out tangles and brush lightly and upwards, giving the hair a bit more volume to achieve that feathered look. Ears and eyes should be cleaned every day to spot signs of infection.
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