Chin-Fenpinscher

History

This breed is created by combining the Affenpinscher and the Japanese Chin.

The Affenpinscher  is a dog breed that dates as far back as the 17th century. They originated in Germany and were prized throughout Central Europe for their ability to catch rats. The Japanese Chin is a toy breed that is bright and cheerful; the cross breed of these two parent breeds is small and responds well to training.

Appearance

This small dog doesn’t get much larger than seven pounds. Coat varies depending not the percentage of its parent breeds and colors can vary from light to dark. Generally this dog should be bathed once or a week and brushed regularly.

Health

Both parent breeds are prone to specific health conditions.  Small dogs can have an abnormal gait or stiffness caused by the leg bones not lining up correctly. They may also get arthritis. The dog can have respiratory problems and should be kept out of the heat.

 

Chin-Fenpinscher