Japanese chin, also known as Japanese Spaniel, is a very old dog breed originally from China and Korea, Japan, which gained a prominent position in the imperial court of Japan.
There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed. Three of the major international standards are:
1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance. Click here to view downloads
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: A new Finnish JTO for Japanese Chin is under development. At this time the current Japanese Chin JTO has been accepted by the Japanese Chin Association but has not been 'officially' accepted by the Toy Dog Club or FKC. A link to the updated official Japanese Chin JTO will be posted when available.