how can i tell if my dog is a pekingese or a japanese chin??

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  • You might look at the AKC breed standards for each breed: Japanese Chin: http://www.akc.org/breeds/japanese_chin/ Pekingese: http://www.akc.org/breeds/pekingese/ If the dog is an adult, you might check the proportions - a Japanese Chin should be squarely built, while a Pekingese should be longer than it is tall. Also, the Pekingese should have a short, thick neck, while a Japanese Chin has a neck that is moderate in length and thickness. If your dog appears to have some characteristics of each breed, maybe it is a mix. Alternatively, you could post some pictures of your dog on Dogster and let some other members give you their opinion. Or you can also look into having a DNA test done.
  • The only way to know for sure would be to have a DNA test done. Anything else would be speculation.
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