10 Unique Dog Breeds That Come From China

Chow Chow: 

Chow Chows have lion-like manes and blue-black tongues. It's aloof.


A petite, historic toy breed with a lion-like mane, the Pekingese is majestic.

Tibetan Mastiff 

Tibetan Mastiffs are powerful guardians with thick coats and strong protective instincts.

Chinese Crested: 

The little, hairless Chinese Crested has tufts of hair on its head, paws, and tail. "Powderpuff" is a full-coated variant.

Lhasa Apso 

Tibetan monasteries used the little, long-haired Lhasa Apso as a companion and guard dog.

Tibetan Spaniel 

Tibetan monks accompanied the little, gentle Tibetan Spaniel.

Imperial Dog: 

The Imperial Shih Tzu is a smaller Shih Tzu bred for Chinese nobility.

Kunming Wolfdog: 

China created the Kunming Wolfdog by combining German Shepherds with local wild wolves for military and police service.

Chongqing dog:

The ancient "Eastern Sichuan Red Dog" is noted for its devotion and hunting skills.

Kunming Dog: 

The clever Kunming Dog hunts, herds, and guards.

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