- Japanese Chin Coat Color DNA Study - A brief review of the genes controlling dog coat colors and patterns, based on DNA studies, with scientific references by Sheila Schmutz, PhD.
- UK Breed Profile - Japanese Chin (PDF) - Compiled by Ulla Piihl, Niels Piihl, Jeanne Tribler and Mette Mortensen English version, September 2016
- Judging the Japanese Chin - A Comparative Approach (PDF) - Compiled by Dr. Gail H. Forsythe, 2018
- The Japanese Chin, Unique and Distinctive Eyes (PDF) - This article focuses on the interpretation of the breed standard as it relates to the "eyes". It expresses the opinion of 3 Japanese Chin breeders.