Chinese Chongqing Dog

The Chinese Chongqing Dog is a medium size breed and native of Chongqing city of China. It is a rare breed with a history of existence that goes back to some 2000 years. This dog was initially used to hunt wild boar and rabbits but was later given the role of protector of home and its family. It's number significantly decreased after China became an independent country. This dog is still rare even in China and is only seen in rural areas.

The Chinese Chongqing Dog is a compact dog of medium size and substance, nearly square in profile, strongly built, muscular, and powerful. The Chongqing dog is a masterpiece of nature, unique in his coat, tail, and appearance of the head: active, alert, fearless and loyal. The dog stands between 16-19.5 inches and weighs between 44-54 lbs. It has a strong head; large in proportion to the body. Ears are set high, thin and small in proportion to the head and triangular in shape. Moderate size eyes are dark brown in colour. The nose is broad and black. Moderately long neck is powerful. Tail is short and sturdy, set on high. When the dog is excited or in motion, the tail rises like a bamboo shoot and forms an angle approximately 45-degrees~90-degrees with the horizontal, this is a characteristic feature of the breed. Coat is short, flat, not dense, hard (harsh to the touch), and with a good gloss. It comes in solid color, brown or dark brown. Small white patch on chest is permissible.

The breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major club.

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