So you’re looking to adopt an Japanese Chin, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Chin are the unrivaled noblemen of Japanese breeds. They’re tiny “indoorsy” companions, with an unmistakably Eastern look and bearing. The head is large, the muzzle short, and the round, dark eyes convey, as Chin fans like to say, a “look of astonishment.” The profuse mane around the neck and shoulders, the plumed tail arching over the back, and the pants or “culottes” on the hind legs project the elegant, exotic appearance so typical of Asia’s royal line of laptop cuddle bugs. The Japanese Chin is a charming toy companion of silky, profuse coat and an unmistakably aristocratic bearing. Often described as a distinctly “feline” breed, this bright and amusing lapdog is fastidious, graceful, and generally quiet.”
An Japanese Chin typically ranges from 20.32cm to 27.94cm in height, and weighs from 3.17514659kg to 4.9895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Japanese Chin breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Japanese Chin insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.