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Chin-wa Breed Information


Recognized By: DBR , IDCR
AKA: Chi-Chin
Mispellings: Chichin, Chinwa

Caring for a Chin-wa

Feeding: The Chin-Wa can be fussy if your not strict with food.

Living with a Chin-wa

Personality: The Chin-Wa very smart, playful and alert.

Family Dog: The Chin-Wa does best with older children and adults due to their small size.

Grooming: If acclimated to it from a puppy, the Chin-Wa loves to be groomed but doesn't need a lot of it.

Training: Care should be taken to get the Chin-Wa used to being alone as a pup or they may develop issues with being left alone when they get older. They are very bright and take to positive reinforcement training quickly.

Barking: The Chin-Wa does not typically bark much if they are used to household noises from birth.

Weather: The Chin-Wa typically does not like the cold much although they may like short romps in the snow.

Exercise: The Chin-Wa does not need a ton of exercise, but would still love a daily walk.

Chin-wa Appearance

Size: The Chin-Wa will weigh around 4.5 to 5 pounds at 8 months of age. They stand around 11 inches tall when fully grown.

Head: The Chin-Wa may have the apple head of the Chihuahua.

Nose: The nose of the Chin-Wa may closely resemble that of the Japanese Chin.

Eyes: The Chin-Wa has large round eyes.

Ears: The ears of the Chin-Wa are pointed like the Chihuahua's and long like the Japanese Chin.

Tail: The tail of the Chin-Wa can be curled.

Color: The Chin-Wa may be all white as a pup with their coat changing to a white with red, brown or black markings.

Coat: The coat of the Chin-Wa can be long or short in length.

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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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