Japanese Chin...also called the Chin or Japanese Spaniel. It is a little spaniel whose only purpose is to serve man as a companion. a charming, lively, and happy animal. It is pleasant, loving, intelligent, affectionate and extremely devoted to its master. This breed loves everyone it is familiar with, but is known to be reserved around strangers and in unfamiliar situations; socialize this dog well. If you do have small children, teach them to be nice and gentle with the dog.