Japanese Chin vs Bolonka Zwetna

Compare the Japanese Chin to the Bolonka Zwetna. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Japanese Chins and Bolonka Zwetnas.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Japanese Chin is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Bolonka Zwetna is okay for new owners, but may not be as easy as the Japanese Chin.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Bolonka Zwetna is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - The Japanese Chin is easier to groom than the Bolonka Zwetna.
  • Barking - Both the Japanese Chin and Bolonka Zwetna are above average barkers.
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Japanese Chin vs Bolonka Zwetna
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Breed NameJapanese ChinBolonka Zwetna
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height8-11 in.9½-10½ in.
Weight4-9 lb4-12 lb
IntelligenceAverageAverage
History
Origin CountryChinaRussia
Origin Year700 AD1700 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyGoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyGoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹55°F to 80°F40°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenBelow Average
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium
Exercise RequiredLow-MediumMedium
Top Running Speed12 mph12 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow-Medium
SheddingLow-MediumLow
DanderLowNone
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameJapanese ChinBolonka Zwetna
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoYes
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionVery LowAverage
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingVery LowBelow Average
Follow CommandsVery LowBelow Average
FightingVery LowVery Low
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingVery LowVery Low
HuntingVery LowVery Low
ProtectionVery LowBelow Average
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameJapanese ChinBolonka Zwetna
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
EntropionYesNo
EpilepsyYesNo
Eye ProblemsYesNo
Heart DiseaseYesNo
Heart MurmursYesNo
HypothyroidismYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameJapanese ChinBolonka Zwetna
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
StraightYesNo
WavyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black, White, & TanYesNo
Lemon & WhiteYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
Sable & WhiteYesNo
White & BlackYesNo
BlackNoYes
BrownNoYes
GrayNoYes
RedNoYes