Hybrid Breed

Japanese Chin + Shih Tzu


Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix - a hybrid breed

A Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix is a very popular breed that offers a blend of the best qualities of both dogs. Japanese Chins are friendly and outgoing dogs, often known as "lapdogs" or companion terriers. They have sweet faces, lively personalities, and are very affectionate. Shih Tzus are also known for their friendliness, but also for their courage and strong will. Both breeds are considered ideal pets for small families and are very playful. This little combination is hard to resist! A Japanese Chin or Shih Tzu mix is usually very intelligent, playful and friendly. They must have at least 30 minutes of exercise daily to stay healthy.

Alternate Name -
Origin Japan - Tibet
Life expectancy 10 - 16 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix - Such is probably his nature.

The Japanese Chin-Shih Tzu mix is a friendly and affectionate breed that is coupled with a strong willpower. They are very attentive and observant dogs that love to listen and learn. The mixture of these two breeds creates an interesting character, where they are characterized by courage and energy, but also by affection and calmness.

On the one hand, they show the fame of the Japan Chin, which is recognized as a calm but passionate companion dog. He is a loyal friend who likes to be near his owners*. The Shih Tzu, on the other hand, brings increased alertness along with his intelligence. He knows how to learn new things quickly and is very loyal and affectionate.

The mix of both breeds brings a blend of many traits that are ideal for families. They are persistent friends and have a jovial temperament, but they are also inquisitive, lively and intelligent. This dog is very adaptable and unobtrusive, making him ideal for families who are short on time. He is a charming and energetic companion who loves to have new adventures. This mix breed also makes an excellent guard dog, as he is not only alert and watchful, but also a gentle and loving protector.

The Japan Chin-Shih Tzu mix is a unique and special breed that needs affection and feelings, but also strong leadership and discipline. He is a smart and alert animal that loves to learn and is always interested in discovering new things. With his loyal and affectionate nature, he represents an ideal companion for those who are looking for a combination of calmness, liveliness and attachment.

What diseases can occur in Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix.

The Japanese Chin Shih Tzu mix is a popular breed for many families and dog lovers. This eye-catching, short-haired dog originated in Japan and is a cross between the Japanese Chin and the Shih Tzu. Despite their cute and charming personality, like all other dog breeds, they are prone to some diseases. These include:

  • Allergies: These dogs are allergic to a number of substances, including plant pollen, insect bites, and some foods. Allergic reactions usually develop as skin rashes, itching, or breathing difficulties.
  • Hip Dysplasia: This is a common problem in Japanese Chin Shih Tzu. It refers to an unstable connection of the head of the femur to the pelvic cavity, which affects the mobility and flexibility of a joint. If hip dysplasia is diagnosed, surgery is required to correct the condition.
  • Respiratory disorders: Because the nose of the Japanese Chin Shih Tzu is relatively short, they are more prone to respiratory infections and respiratory distress.
  • Eye Diseases: These dogs are at higher risk for eye problems such as corneal ulceration, glaucoma and cataracts. Therefore, it is important to have regular eye exams by a veterinarian.
  • Heart Disease: Another health condition that can occur in Japanese Chin Shih Tzu is diseases of the heart. These include heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias (arrhythmias), and mitral valve regurgitation. Early diagnosis and treatment can help effectively treat these conditions.

Although they are prone to some diseases, Japanese Chin Shih Tzu mixes usually live long, healthy and happy lives. If you want to keep such a dog as a pet, make sure you choose a representative of a healthy breed and take it for regular checkups and routine vaccinations.

The Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mixed breed usually has a dense, medium length, soft and shiny coat. The colors are usually brown or black, sometimes with white markings. However, the colors can vary depending on the genes transmitted from each parent breed. They often have curly curls on the ears to show the Shih Tzu. It is usually a very soft and well-behaved coat that does not require much grooming. A regular washing and brushing is enough to keep it clean.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

A mixed breed of a Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu is usually small and soft-haired. They have a soft, straight tail, long ears and slanted eyes. Some units show a longer muzzle than others. Their weight varies depending on the size of the dog, but is usually between 2 and 8 kg. The size is usually about 20 to 25 cm.

Fur length long - medium
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail rolled up
Anatomy slim, rugged
Size ♀ 20 - 28 cm
Weight ♀ 1 - 7 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 28 cm
Weight ♂ 1 - 7 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Children, Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Breathing problems

    Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Knee injuries

    Some breeds, unfortunately, especially suffer from knee injuries of various kinds.

  • A Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mixed breed is a dog resulting from the union of the two breeds, the Japanese Chin and the Shih Tzu.

  • The Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix can reach a shoulder height of up to 33 cm and weighs an average of 4.5 to 8 kg.

  • Most mixed breeds have a gentle, playful and affectionate nature. They are very intelligent and easy to train.

  • Regular brushing and combing is important to maintain the appearance of the coat and prevent the formation of knots and tangles. It is also important to regularly check and clean the dog's eyes and ears.

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