We are best buds most of the time as long as I let her be the boss. You fellas know how that is! I can remember once being king of my domain, but that all changed when this 2 pounds of fur came to stay at my home. She immediately became both the king and queen. But that is ok because I love her and she loves me.
We Japanese Chins are very loving, docile dogs. We are also known as Japanese Spaniels. We are considered one of the most cat-like of the dog breeds. We clean our paws and use our paws to wash our faces. Kimi and I mostly like to lie in the laps of our owner’s, Charles and Kathy Campise. We are great companions to our owners because we are loyal, sweet-natured, and love people and children. We make great therapy dogs because of these traits. Neither Kimi nor I are high-maintenance. As a matter of fact, I seldom bark. Kimi, since she is bossy, can be a little bit mouthier! Our owners tell us they are so happy we are not yappers.
We are an ancient breed. Our name, Japanese Chin, is actually a misnomer for we owe our basic origin not to Japan, but to China. However, our breed was later developed in Japan. We became the favored pet of Japanese royalty because we are so docile. You don’t see many of our breed, but our owners know that we are one of the best kept secrets!