Chinese Foo Dog

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Originating in China, this versatile breed was utilied for herding, hunting, sledding, as as watchdogs. Chinese Foo Dog's are used as guardians of Buddhist temples and are considered sacred to the Buddhist religion. The Chinese Foo is the mascot of the oldest secret sect in the world known as the Tongs which believe the Chinese Foo brings good luck.

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An energetic, hardy, and bold breed, the Chinese Foo resembles the look of a lion. They are sturdy, compact, and squarely-built. They possess great dignity and exhibit a regal and dignified appearance.

Does your Chinese Foo Dog bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
The Chinese Foo is not recommended for first time dog owners. This breed is friendly, devoted, and courageous. They are mild-mannered and docile, yet assertive when necessary. They are suspicious of strangers and will defend their family, property, and territory when threatened. Chinese Foo's are family oriented and thrive on attention and interaction. They do well with children, dogs, and other household pets they have been raised with.
The Chinese Foo requires brushing on a regular and consistent basis. Bathing should be done when necessary. This breed has no known health issues.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
The Chinese Foo has a weather-resistant double coat. The outer coat is thick, off-standing, coarse, and straight. The under coat is soft and dense.
The Chinese Foo is intelligent and quick to learn. Early socialization and obedience are required. This breed is often difficult to manage and is domineering. Chinese Foo's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with respect, firmness, fairness, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Chinese Foo Dog puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
The Chinese Foo breed will do well in a city or apartment environment provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They do best with a securely fenced yard or safe rural setting where they are able to play off-lead. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Toy: 10-20; Miniature: 21-50; Standard: 51 and up lbs
Toy: 10; Miniature: 10-15; Standard: 15-18 inches
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Chinese Foo Dog Questions

We recently lost our Akita to a stomach roll over while he was at the Vet. We were just leaving for a vacation trip. He was only there overnight. He just turned 2 yrs old -- we were devastated. To say the least, it ruined our vacation, but we still hold ourselves accountable because we feel his overwhelming anxiety caused his death. Is this a problem with Chinese Foo Dog's? We were told it's a rare happening but sometimes common in large chested dogs.

I am sorry for your loss. Large breed dogs such as the Akita have a stomach that is not attached to the lining of the rib cage, making bloat and a twisted stomach easier for large and giant breed dogs. The Chinese Foo Dog is considered a large breed dog as well, meaning that the ability is there; however there are some things that you can do to prevent it. Feed the dog multiple meals instead of one large one such as twice a day. Not allowing your dog to exercise for 30 minutes after he/she eats and preventing stress/anxiety right after eating. A twisted stomach is rare in this breed, but by putting as much on your side to prevent it is a good idea as well.

We had a Chinese Foo for 13 yrs. He was a great dog, great with kids and all animals, great personality. Would get one again.

What is the Chinese Foo Dog personality like?

My Female Chinese Foo had the best and most mellow personality. She was very accepting and good with my niece and other kids. She did not have a high energy level but loved to go on mile long walks and was great on road trips. I had mine for fourteen years and would like to have another. Hope that helps!

I have been trying to find a price range for the Chinese Foo puppy, can anyone tell me the price range or give me a site where I can find the answers myself?

The average price for the Chinese Foo Dog is $2000.00 and up.

Are Chinese Foo Dogs not closely related to Chows since they almost look the same?

Chinese Foo Dogs are Chow and Chinese wolf mixed. I have a female one and she is beautiful.

Others say the Foo is a blend of a Chow and a Siberian Husky (DNA analysis)

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