Named after the Chinese city Foochow (present Minhow), the Chinese Foo is an extant breed of Spitz-type dogsthat come with a compact, square-shaped body, broad head, pricked ears, deep chest, muscular loin, and a tail that is carried over their back.
|Alternative Names||Chinese Choo Hunting Dog, Chinese Dragon Dog, Chinese Celestial Dog, Sacred Dog of Sinkiang|
|Coat||Thick, hard, weather-resistant, double-coated; straight-haired, coarse outer coat; soft, dense undercoat|
|Color||Blue, black, brown and blue, black and tan, red, orange, gray/silver, sable, cream, fawn|
|Category||Working, Hunting, Guarding, Companion|
|Size||Small (toy), medium (miniature), large (standard)|
|Weight||Approximately 20 lb
Medium: 21-50 lb
Large: More than 51 lb
|Height||Small: Up to 10 in
Medium: 10-15 in
Large: Over 15 in
|Size of Litter||3-4 puppies|
|Temperament||Courageous, friendly, alert, active, devoted, intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||China|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACA, DRA|
Known for its strength and liveliness, the Foo is an effective working dog that also makes a loving family companion. It is extremely loyal to its owner and bonds well with other members of the family.
Because of its hunting ancestry, the dog can occasionally be an independent thinker and dominating, but never aggressive.It is distrustful of strangers and will always guard its people against all kinds of threat.
Since the Chinese Foo can sometimes be stubborn and domineering, training could become a challenge for first-time dog owners.
Socialization: To help your Foo Dog get along with other dogs, you can head to a safe environment like the dog park where they can interact and play nicely with each other.Take your pup to dog training workshops where it can spend time together with other owners and their dogs.
Obedience training: Teaching your pet dog to obey commands like “come,” “stop,” “sit,” “go,” etc. is essential to handle its dominance.
Provide a healthy diet comprising bones, meat, fishes, and other sources of protein.