Chiyoko is a small, private kennel of the beloved Japanese Chin located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
We were first introduced to Japanese Chin when we added a small male puppy to our family. He was everything that we had read about the breed and more, we were quickly smitten with him.
We have been extremely fortunate to have met wonderful breeders who have shared their knowledge and Chin with us.
As premium members in good standing of the Canadian Kennel Club, we believe in and adhere to the standards, Code of Ethics and Code of Practice for Member Breeders. Our kennel name, Chiyoko, was officially registered with the CKC in 2012. We are a licensed kennel with the City of Ottawa.
Occasionally we have puppies available. We plan for a litter when we are looking for our next show boy/girl. After choosing a puppy, we will offer the remaining puppies to qualified families for adoption.
At this time, we are not planning any litters for 2018.
We enjoy showing however the health and well-being of our little ones is our first priority. We are very conscientious of, and try to eliminate, disease in the breed while maintaining the genetic diversity and many positive traits that endear these little dogs to us. As recommended by the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC), we do our part and perform the following health tests and breed accordingly. - CERF - a painless examination of the dogs eyes to certify them free of heritable eye disease. Performed by a board certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists. - OFA Cardiac - a painless examination (auscultation) of the dogs heart to screen for congenital heart diseases, or malformations of the heart or great vessels. Performed by a registered Cardiologist. - OFA Patellas - a painless examination of the dogs patellas (kneecaps). Performed by our veterinarian on all of our Chin during their annual examinations. - GM2 - A DNA test for gangliosidosis, a progressive hereditary brain disease in Japanese Chin. DNA is collected and sent to the Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the United States.