The Vietnam Street Dog is a breed of dog with no official standard found in the wild or as stray dogs in Vietnam. It is characterized by its diversity in appearance and temperament, being adapted to the environment and lifestyle on the streets.
Due to their stray nature and genetic diversity, these dogs can vary considerably in size and physical characteristics. Their weight can range from 10 to 30 kilograms, their height at withers can be 35 to 55 centimeters, and their life expectancy generally varies between 10 and 15 years. They are not assigned a specific group according to the classification of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), since they are considered dogs without a defined breed.
Breed history in brief
Their history and origin date back to ancient domestic dogs that adapted to living in urban and rural environments in Vietnam. These dogs have evolved over time, mixing with various breeds and adapting to local conditions.
Throughout history, these dogs have played an important role in Vietnamese society. They have been loyal companions and guardians in households, helpers in hunting and herding, and have provided companionship and emotional support to local communities. Their adaptable and resilient nature has allowed them to survive in harsh environments and form close bonds with people.
These dogs are generally medium to large in size, with a variety of appearances and physical characteristics, as they may have ancestry from different breeds.
Their coat can vary in length and texture, with colors ranging from black, brown, white and various combinations of shades.
In terms of temperament, their behavior can be very diverse, as their personality and temperament are influenced by genetic and environmental factors.
Common health problems
As a consequence of their genetic nature coming from a great diversity of dog breeds, there is not enough knowledge about which are the most common diseases that such dogs can suffer from. However, given their lifestyle, they are more likely to suffer from parvovirus, canine distemper, leptospirosis, ticks, fleas and mange.
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