Japanese Chin

[ chin ]
/ tʃɪn /

noun

one of a Japanese breed of toy dogs having a long, silky, black and white or red and white coat and a tail carried over the back.

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Origin of Japanese Chin

First recorded in 1890–95; the variant Japanese spaniel was first recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for Japanese Chin

Japanese Chin

noun

a small compact dog of a Japanese breed with a long straight silky coat in black and white or red and white and feathered ears, legs, feet, and tail
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