Chinese Chongqing Dog

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Dog friendly:
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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Working    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: ,


Size: Medium     Weight: 44-54 lbs     Fur length: Short    Ears: Pointy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Dark Brown / Chocolate


Life Expectancy: 12-14 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


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.


The dog comes in solid colour. It is found in brown or dark brown colour. Small white patch on chest is allowed.


The coat is short, hard and harsh to touch. It is a low maintenance coat. Some dogs have very thin coats.


Fearless, powerful and muscular, the Chinese Chongqing Dog is a noble and alert dog that is naturally protective of its family. The dog is very friendly and kind to its family and usually gets along well with older and responsible children. It is naturally wary of strangers but will become friendly if the owner welcomes the visitor. The dog will show its protective nature if it feels its family is in danger and will get ready for any action to protect its family. This extremely loyal dog needs socialization with people, places and other dogs to minimize its aloofness to strangers; humans or dogs. It is an independent dog that can be stubborn at times if not properly trained. It is not a dog for novice owners as the breed needs a calm, confident and firm owner who can establish himself as dog's packleader.


Short and hard coat of this breed needs little grooming. Brushing the coat once a week will be enough. Bathe only when necessary.


The Chinese Chongqing Dog is a naturally evolved dog. It is independent in nature and needs training from puppyhood. The dog can show willful attitude but will be o.k in the hands of an experienced owner who is firm and confident as well as consistent with training.


The dog needs to be taken for exercises daily. It is a good companion during jogging and hiking and will need daily walks as well as sufficient play time. An under exercised dog can become destructive.

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