Japanese Chin Breed Maintenance
The Japanese Chins are active dogs, but they need relatively little exercise. It is recommended that Chins go for a daily walk, and a harness rather than a collar should be used (brachycephalic dogs may be prone to a collapsed windpipe; a collar exacerbates this condition). The Japanese Chin has beautiful, long hair that is silky to the touch. The head, face, and forelegs have short hair, while the rest is long with feathering on the ears and legs. Japanese Chin will often clean themselves; they do not require regular bathing. They actually benefit from dry shampoos in between monthly baths. Chins do shed, but weekly brushing will help alleviate this. When drying your Chin after a bath, brush the coat upward and outward with a pin brush in order to avoid tangling. Brushing your Chin’s teeth two or three times a week will help prevent periodontal disease and bad breath.