Chinese Foo Dog
Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as "rare" is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of jaguar and other big game. The Canadian Eskimo Dog has a long history working with the Inuit peoples. The Sloughi and the Azawakh are ancient North African sighthounds. For our purposes, these dog breeds are considered "rare" because they have not yet...
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|Country of Origin:||China|
|Color:||Black, brown, blue, fawn, red, sable, wolf gray and silver.|
|Coat:||Its hard, double, weather-resistant coat may be Plush (short) or Rough (long).|
|Size:||Medium Dog Breed|
|Height:||CFD comes in three sizes: toy (10 inches or shorter), miniature (taller than 10 inches to 15 inches), and standard (taller than 15 inches).|
Once believed to be a good-luck charm, the Chinese Foo Dog has also been called the Sacred Dog of Sinkiang, Chinese Temple Forest Dog and Chinese Celestial Dog. A northern-style breed, the Chinese Foo Dog displays the spitz's typical thick coat, triangular face, prick ears, muscular body and curled tail along with abundant energy, hardiness, independence and strength. Like other Asian breeds, this breed sometimes has a blue-black tongue and mouth. The CFD comes in three sizes: toy (10 inches or shorter), miniature (taller than 10 inches to 15 inches), and standard (taller than 15 inches). Its hard, double, weather-resistant coat may be Plush (short) or Rough (long) in shades and combinations of black, brown, blue, fawn, red, sable, wolf gray and silver. This quiet, dignified companion and protector accepts friends of the family, but is wary of strangers. A multi-purpose dog bred for herding, hunting, watchdog, sledding and companionship, the CFD still leads a double life, claiming its ancient right to snuggle with the children at night.