Frequently Asked Questions

When people come across the Chuandong Hound whether that be by word of mouth, finding this website, our Facebook page or attending one of our Dog Days? I have noticed that I get asked the same questions I don’t have a problem with this, any chance to talk about these unique dogs is fine with me! But I thought it would be an idea to have the answers easily available by listing them here.

Question Answer
What breeds are they crossed with? The breed is a product of the environment they have evolved in for more than 2000 years, not a man made mix of breeds produced for a particular job, or to look a certain way that can often leave dogs with health problems especially with breathing issues.
Do they like Children? They absolutely adore the company of Children happy to be their constant companion having cuddles or playing with toys, they attach very quickly to all members of 'their' family to which they are very loyal, making them great house dogs warning the family if there is anyone around.
Are they easy to Train? Yes, they are very intelligent with a strong desire to please, they respond especially well when using reward based training with either treats or tuggy toys. As with any other breed, they are excellent with other dogs so long as appropriate training is given at a young age.
Are they bald? No, they have a single coat which means they do not have a fluffy under coat that sheds, the coat is particularly sparse on the under belly, inside of the legs and the tail. As they do not shed any coat they are a naturally Hypoallergenic breed!
Do they have skin issues? No, They have a natural oil in the skin that keeps it healthy and supple, in hot weather a small amount of baby oil rubbed into the skin will enhance the natural oils reducing the chance of the skin drying out. They only have fine wrinkles on the top of the head, none on the muzzle, so they have no issues with wrinkle soreness.
What is their life span? The life span of the Chuandong Hound is an incredible 16-20 years! This is due to the breed evolving through natural selection, in that only the dogs that could work well while coping with the heat and humidity of their native China were used to breed the next generation. This has left us with a very healthy breed with no inherited health issues.
How big are they? The Chuandong Hound is a medium sized dog, the Males are a maximum of 50cms @ the shoulder, the Females a maximum of 45cms, Adults weigh from 20-25kgs.
Are they registered with the U.K. kennel Club? No, there are only 30 individuals in the U.K. [Correct March 2020] bred from our original 5 dogs imported from China, it will be some time before we can meet the criteria set out by the K.C. to accept the breed onto the Import Register.
How much do they cost to buy? Our last litter sold for £1,800 at 8 weeks of age, [December 2019] From time to time we will have young Adults available to new homes for around £300, these individuals will have been neutered!
Can I breed from my Chuandong Hound? As it is very early days for the breed in the U.K.... Our first dogs arrived in 2017 ... we are focusing on giving the breed a strong foundation by breeding dogs as close to the ancient type of Chuandong Hound as detailed in the C.K.U. breed standard. We believe this will be easier to achieve by keeping any litters in house.