Qingchuan Hound

The Qingchuan Hound is a dog originating from China and bred for hunting. It has an inverted triangular head, large ears that hang forward and bright almond-shaped eyes.

General details

The Qingchuan Hound has an average shoulder height of around 40 and 50 centimeters. However, there are also exceptionally large individuals that can reach a shoulder height of 55 and 60 cm. Their weight generally ranges between 20 and 30 kg. Life expectancy is 10 to 12 years. The Qingchuan Hound is not a breed recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

The Qingchuan Hound is a breed of dog originating in China, specifically Sichuan province. Although its exact history is uncertain due to lack of records, it is believed to have existed for centuries and is descended from ancient Chinese hunting dogs. This dog has traditionally been used for hunting in the Qingchuan Mountains, where its ability to track and chase prey has been highly valued. Despite its popularity in its region of origin, this breed is little known outside China and its international presence is limited.

Breed characteristics

The Qingchuan Hound breed has an inverted triangle shaped head with a slender muzzle. Its ears are large and hang forward, reaching the base of the cheeks. The eyes are small, bright and usually almond-shaped. The tail is straight and of moderate length. The coat is medium to short in length and has a variety of colors, the most common being black, white and brown. It is a double-coated coat, with an undercoat of thick, short, light-colored hairs and an outer coat of long, harsh, dark-colored hairs. The temperament of the Qingchuan Hound is characterized by being cooperative, energetic and highly resistant. They are dedicated and enthusiastic hunting dogs, capable of maintaining high speed and flexibility for long periods of time. They are independent and have a great ability to adapt to mountainous terrain.

Common health problems

Information on the most common diseases in the Qingchuan Hound breed is very limited, it is not known to be prone to specific health problems. Regular veterinary check-ups, proper nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are essential to the overall well-being of any dog, regardless of breed.

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