The Japanese Chin breed actually originated in China.
Japanese Chins are small, square-shaped, light-boned dogs covered in straight, abundantly silky coats. Their large, wide heads have short, broad muzzles, widely set eyes and V-shaped ears that hang low. They have medium-length necks that are somewhat thick, short but level backs and plumed tails that carry over the back. Their long, silky coats usually come in red & white, black & white or black, white & tan. Overall, Japanese Chins have a lively but dignified look.
A healthy Japanese Chin can live as long as 10 years.