The Chinese Foo dog is a hybrid of European hunting dogs and the Chow Chow. Some also argue that it has a relation with the Chow and the Chinese Wolf. It is possibly named after Fuzhou, a Chinese city. Originally used to protect the Buddhist temples, the dog was also used for sledding and hunting.
|Facts About Chinese Foo Dog|
|Breed Group||Hunting, working, companion, guard dog|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Other Names||Sacred Dog of Sinkiang, Chinese Choo Hunting Dog, Chinese Celestial Dog, Chinese Dragon Dog|
|Size & Height||Small to large|
|Weight||20 pounds (on average)|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, ACA|
|Shedding||Heavy during shedding season|
|Litter Size||3-4 puppies|
|Colour||Black, blue, tan and black, blue and brown, orange, red, sable, silver/gray, fawn, and cream.|
|Life Expectancy||10-13 years|
|Coat||Hard, thick, double-coated, weather-resistant, rough outer coat, dense and soft undercoat, and straight-haired|
Temperament & Personality
Chinese Foo dogs are very hard working and are famous for their liveliness and strength. It is loyal to its family and loves to be around loved ones. The dog is independent and may become dominant owing to its hunting lineage. It acts a good companion and guard dog.
Moderate amount of exercise will be enough for the Chinese Foo Dog. Regular walks and play sessions will provide it the necessary stimulation. They enjoy sports such as catching a Frisbee and fetching a ball. Take special care during summers as they get tired quickly.
Prevent mats on their skin by brushing daily, clip the long nails and wipe the ears to avoid wax buildup. Wash their body, if it is dirty using a dog shampoo.
Major health problems include hip dysplasia, cryptorchidism, etc. Seek the health clearances of the dog’s parents and examine the breeding place before buying it.
Its stubborn attitude can be an issue, especially for first-time owners. Take it to a dog park to help it socialize. Make sure it knows the basic obedience commands. Training workshops are helpful if there are any issues with the training.
A balanced diet containing bones, fishes, meat, and other protein-rich foods is the best for the Chinese Foo Dog. The amount of food can vary depending on its age, size, and metabolism.