Japanese chin puppy: how to choose - specialist recommendations
If you want to get a purebred puppy of Japanese chin, do not focus on ads or go to the market. Visit exhibitions, chat with breeders and owners of Japanese chins. Choose a trusted kennel with a good reputation. A responsible breeder will ask you a lot of questions and will not refuse to advise in the future, since he is not indifferent to the fate of the baby.
Get to know the parents of the future pet, study their pedigrees.
Decide why you need Japanese chin. Will it be a show star, a pedigree dog or a fun companion? The answer to this question will determine the class of the dog.
The show class is dogs for exhibitions, such puppies are born from elite manufacturers. At the time of purchase, the potential star should be at least 4 - 5 months old - before it is difficult to determine which dog will grow out of the baby.
Brid-class - these are dogs that fully comply with the standard, but may not be as bright on the exterior as their show relatives. Although they may well receive good marks at exhibitions. These dogs are involved in breeding.
A pet class is a pet with some exterior flaws. Nevertheless, the joy of communicating with them is no less. They can also participate in exhibitions.
There are puppies of Japanese chin non-standard, or pembrake. They have any defects of the exterior, blocking the path to exhibitions and breeding. Such a baby will be the most inexpensive.However, this does not mean at all that he cannot become a healthy, cheerful devoted friend. If you are not interested in exhibitions and breeding, you can opt for such a pet.
Choosing a male or female Japanese chin is a matter of personal preference. Both are equally affectionate and faithful. But males have more plentiful and elegant coat.
If you have plenty of time, you can take a Japanese chin puppy at the age of one and a half months. However, if there is not too much free time, it is better to choose a three-month-old puppy.
A good breeder will help you choose the puppy that suits you, tell you not only about the baby's parents, but also about more distant ancestors. You must be given a puppy card and a veterinary passport. Ask about vaccinations and other veterinary procedures that have been carried out and which are yet to come. Find out how and how often they fed the babies. The more questions you ask, the easier it will be for you in the future.
In the photo: Japanese chin puppy