Posts Tagged ‘chknese crested dog’
Chinese Chongqing Dog
Chinese Chongqing Dog Introduction:
Chinese Chongqing Dog is a rare ancient breed that originated in Chongqing city of China around 200 A.D. since Han Dynasty of Ancient China. The breed is rare even in its native region, that is, China.Although these dogs were once the favorite of old nobles and royals, they came on the verge of extinction after China became the People’s Republic of China in 1949.These working dogs are primarily known for their unique looks and tasks like hunting small game and protecting home and family.Chinese Chongqing DChinese Chongqing dog breed hassome resemblance with Bulldog and Thai Ridgeback breeds in terms of appearance but remember this is a natural breed. List of rare breeds of dogs also includes names like Norwegian Lundehund, Mudi, Otterhound, Chinook, Central Asian Ovtcharka and so on.
However, if they are raised with cats and other small animals such as chickens, ducks, or geese, they can live happily along side them because they can be taught that these animals are their masters property. The Chinese Chongqing Dog is fearless, powerful and muscular. They make good guard dogs. In China, many are trained to protect their families and their belongings. This breed requires a dominant owner. The Chinese Chongqing Dogs are guard dog. If their owners are not with them, and a stranger approaches, the Chongqing Dog will heighten watchfulness and prepare for action. But if their owners are on the scene, it is different. When they see a stranger is friendly with their owners,they will be nice to them, even if their owners leave. They are independent and standoffish with strangers, but are extremely devoted to their family and trustworthy with children.
Chinese Chonqing dogs are of medium size and stature, with a compact body and stout, well-muscled limbs. Their teeth meet in a scissors bite and should not be visible when the dog closes its mouth in a position. Their pointy ears are erect and triangular-shaped. The gender difference should be apparent between males and females of this breed. Females are generally more streamlined with an overall feminine appearance. Similarly, male Chinese Chonqing dogs are more burly and well-defined. The coat of this breed is very thin and sparse, and it is a rich mahogany color.
Chinese Chongqing Dog Character:
The Chinese Chongqing dog is alert, intelligent, and perceptive. They are noble and dignified, and they are generally good with children. They have a propensity to be aloof with dogs they are not familiar with, but proper socialization from an early age can help alleviate this trait. They are powerful, muscular, and make excellent natural guard dogs. Because of their size and temperament, they aren’t suited for police work or other jobs that involve biting, etc. The Chinese Chongqing dog will alert his master(s) if there is a stranger or intruder in the house. They are very devoted to their families and will likely be a bit stand-offish with strangers in the initial stages. This breed possesses many strong, natural instincts, and they require a strong, dominant owner that doesn’t hit.
One of the rarest and most unique ancient breeds, the Chongqing Dog was probably developed in South-Western China from miniaturized Asian mastiffs and hunting dogs around 2000 years ago. There is a possibility that the early incarnation of the Sharpei was an influence on fighting Chongqing dogs and some even suggest that the original bull-n-terriers of Staffordshire type could have played a small role too, but the breed is claimed to be a pure native one with no outside influences and, as such, the Chongqing Dog inspires numerous folk legends in the few villages it is associated with in its homeland, many of them portraying it as a cross between a rat and a dog. With the growing interest for the breed in the West, there are chances of possible official worldwide recognition and greater acceptance in the future, but as of yet the Chongqing Dog is rarely seen outside of China and even within its country the breed remains fairly rare and unknown. Still used as a tenacious hunter, fighter, watchdog and a loving companion pet, this tough and intelligent worker can sometimes be overly aggressive towards other animals.