Comprehensive Owners Guide: Japanese Chin
A delightful and affectionate toy dog hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Japanese Chin is counted among the world’s most beloved companion dogs, a breed that author Juliette Cunliffe describes as a “happy little character with a down-to-earth, yet bumptious, personality.” Despite his small size, the Chin has a larger-than-life approach to the world: alert, spirited and friendly to all whom he encounters. As a home companion, the Japanese Chin demands affection and little else, being a naturally clean pet, often compared to a cat in cleanliness, sophistication and self-awareness.
This new Comprehensive Owner’s Guide provides an entertaining portrait of the Chin’s origins and history, the breed’s physical characteristics and temperament as well as the special requirements of the new owner. Owners will welcome the author’s advice on selecting a healthy, typical Chin puppy, rearing, feeding and house-training the pup, plus obedience lessons, home safety and grooming. Additionally, a lavishly illustrated chapter on preventive healthcare by Dr. Lowell Ackerman provides up-to-date accurate information on inoculations, parasite control, selecting a veterinarian and other topics vital to the ownership of a healthy pure-bred dog. Whether you are a long-time owner and breeder of the Chin or a newcomer to the Chin clan, this new volume will be a welcome addition to your breed library.