Xiasi Hound

The Xiasi Hound is a breed of dog originally from China, known for its keen sense of smell and affectionate and loyal temperament. Physically, its triangular and erect ears and its pointed and erect tail stand out.

General details

The breed has a medium size, with a height ranging between 45 and 55 centimeters, and a weight that varies between 20 and 30 kilograms. Its life expectancy is 10 to 14 years. The Xiasi Hound is not recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI).

Breed history in brief

The Xiasi Hound is a breed of dog originating in the Xiasi region of Guizhou province, China. It developed over the years thanks to the selection made by the local inhabitants, mainly of the Miao ethnic group, who practiced hunting and bred dogs as protectors of their homes. With the establishment of Xiasi as an important commercial center in 1808 and the relocation of the Military Academy in 1938, dog breeding in the region boomed.

Breed characteristics

The Xiasi Hound is a large, broad-headed dog with a short muzzle and a square mouth. Its eyes are small and are complemented by thin, triangular ears, which stand erect and separate from the skull. The neck is short but strong, and its tail is erect and pointed upwards. Depending on the coat, three varieties can be distinguished: long, medium and short hair. The color of the coat is usually shiny and white. The Xiasi Hound is a dog that combines a friendly and loyal nature with outstanding hunting skills and a deep understanding of human nature. They are noted for their versatility and protection, and are also affectionate and patient in the home. Their unique temperament and ornamental value make them a popular choice as a companion dog as well as a world-renowned hunting dog.

Common health problems

The Xiasi Hound, with optimal care and attention, can enjoy a long healthy life, although it is predisposed to certain health problems. Among the most common diseases or disorders are hip dysplasia, retinal dysplasia, cataracts, dermatitis and degenerative valve disease.

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