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Japanese Chin

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This is a breed very similar to the Pekingese and probably evolved from the Tibetan Spaniel. In the 1600's Portuguese sailors presented some Chins to Princess Catherine of Brangaza. Queen Victoria acquired a pair when American Commodore Peri and his warships visited Japan. Some of the dogs suffer from breathing problems but the Chin is a robust and independent dog. As in Japan these dogs where once owned by the nobility. They maybe black/white or red/ white. They weigh 2-5 kgs and are about 25 cms in height.
Picture of Japanese Chin: Courtesy Barbro Stensson, LINBACKEN - Japanese Chin & Shih Tzu, Sweden. email : 

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