Chinese Chongqing

The Chinese Chongqing is a medium-sized dog breed originating from the Chongqing region of southeastern China. This dog breed is one of the oldest in China, and is believed to date back more than a thousand years. These dogs are very hardy, and have a strong hunting tendency.

General details

The breed is of medium size. Males can weigh between 18 and 25 kg, while females range between 15 and 22 kg. The height in males is between 38 and 54 cm and in females between 34 and 50 cm. Their life expectancy is 10 to 12 years. The Chinese Chongqing belongs to Group 5 of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), which includes Spitz and primitive type dogs.

Breed history in brief

The "Chinese Chongqing" dog breed is a breed originating from Chongqing province in China. This breed was developed in the 19th century as a mixture of several breeds of working and hunting dogs. Dogs of this breed have been used for centuries to help hunters locate and capture birds and other prey. These dogs have also been employed to protect livestock in the fields and for guarding homes and property. In recent years, the "Chinese Chongqing" dog breed has become one of the most popular dog breeds in China.

Breed characteristics

The Chinese Chongqing is a medium-sized breed, with a robust and strong bone structure. Its body is cylindrical, with a deep chest and slightly raised belly. Its ears are large, with a broad base and a rounded tip, while the eyes are small and round. Their coat is soft, with a thick outer coat and a softer undercoat. They are mainly characterized by their amber and black coat, with black tufts on the tail and ears. In addition to their unique appearance, the Chinese Chongqing is known for their cheerful and affectionate personality. These dogs are very intelligent and easy to train. They are also very loyal and attached to their owners, which makes them excellent companions.

Common health problems

Common disorders affecting this breed include hip dysplasia, ophthalmologic pathologies such as coloboma syndrome, hypothyroidism, dementia syndrome, cardiac disorders, skin infections and allergies.

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