Japanese Chin

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 Japanese Chin

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Official Breed Standard of the Kennel Union of Southern Africa

GENERAL APPEARANCE
Elegant and aristocratic, smart, compact with profuse coat.

CHARACTERISTICS
Intelligent, happy, lively little dog who has look of astonishment peculiar to this breed.

TEMPERAMENT
Gay, happy, gentle and good natured.

HEAD AND SKULL
Fairly large in proportion to size of dog, moderately broad skull, rounded in front and between ears but never domed. Nose large with open nostrils, black, except in red and whites where the colour can be appropriate to markings. Muzzle short, wide, well cushioned i.e. upper lips rounded on each side of nostrils, jaws level.

EYES
Moderately large, dark, set far apart. Size should be proportion to size of skull. Small amount of white shows in the inner corners, giving characteristic look of astonishment. Eyes should be forward facing, not set on side of head.

EARS
Small, set wide apart, high on head, carried slightly forward, V-shaped, well feathered.

MOUTH
Bite preferably level or slightly undershot; wry mouth or tongue showing highly undesirable.

NECK
Moderate length, carried proudly.

FOREQUARTERS
Legs straight, fine bone, giving slender appearance, well feathered down to the feet.

BODY
Square and compactly built, wide in chest, ‘cobby’. Length of body equal to height at withers.

HINDQUARTERS
Straight, viewed from behind, good turn of stifle, profusely feathered from back of thighs.
    
FEET
Slender, hare footed, feathered at tips, pointing neither in nor out.

TAIL
Set high on level back, profusely feathered, closely curved or plumed over back.

GAIT/MOVEMENT
Stylish, straight in movement, lifting the feet high when in motion, no plaiting and showing no weakness in hind movement.

COAT
Profuse, long, soft, straight, of silky texture. Absolutely free from curl or wave, not too flat, having a tendency to stand out especially at frill of neck.

COLOUR
Black and white or red and white. Never tricolour. Red includes all shades of sable, lemon or orange. The brighter and clearer the red the better.  Colour evenly distributed on cheeks and ears and as patches on body. White should be clear not flecked.

SIZE
Daintier the better, providing type, quality and soundness are not sacrificed. Ideal weight 1.8 - 3.2 kgs (4 - 7 lbs).

FAULTS
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on health & welfare of the dog.

NOTE
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Copyright Kennel Club, London 10/2009

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FCI (206) Group9

Fedco 12-2014/NP/Updated 19.01.2015

Most recent changes to this Standard has an effective date of 02.04.2015