'Families have their say about life with a Chuandong'
We have now had 6 owners return to add a 2nd Chuandong to their Family
Cymrygold China : 23-06-2016 & Cymrygold Kaishi : 09-10-2021
Cymrygold Shyanne : 25-11-2020
Chuandong Hounds are an amazing breed, we have our 17 month old girl Shy she is amazing with my boys, my youngest has autism she is great with him. Shy was so confident when she arrived with us @ 8 weeks of age due to the time and attention Alison and her Daughter Daisy had put in with the litter. I do Mantrailing with Shy she has taken to it really well and it is great fun for both of us. Chuandongs are lovely loyal family dogs that pick up training easily and they love their cuddles … Best breed there is in my eye, Shy is everything we could have asked for. Gail Crilly, Scotland
Cymrygold Mao Mao : 09-10-2021
The Chuandong Hound is an amazing breed my girl is the sweetest little thing, by far the easiest pup I’ve ever had the pleasure to train she was pretty much house trained when we got her @ 8 weeks of age. We have a lot of other animals, being a hound we were concerned how she would be around them to start with, but she was easier to introduce to all the birds than my none hunting breed! Mao Mao didn’t put a foot wrong with my 4 other dogs either, she gave them the space they needed she can read them so well which made introductions effortless for all concerned, my girl is incredibly switched on, she loves her toys and cuddles with the whole family. Marina Jennings, Cambridge.
Cymrygold Dexter : 22-05 2021
Cymrygold Zhen Zhen : 18-10-2021
I have followed this breed on Facebook for some time and honestly never expected to even meet one never mind welcome one into our home, Alison showed us the parents of the pups before we met the litter, I fell in love with the little girl we later called Zhen Zhen as soon as I picked her up and she started licking my face when I passed her to my husband I could tell he was already smitten as well we collected her 2 weeks later. Zhen zhen was brilliant right from the start, following Alison’s advice regarding toilet training Zhen zhen has been dry through the night right from the very start, she had a couple of accidents in the house before we learnt to recognise the signs that she needed to go out.
I had wanted a dog for many years and I have to say having Zhen zhen is the best thing in the world she is loving, funny and very cheeky, she is brilliant with other dogs and despite the fact that this breed can be aloof with other people when out at the dog field she says hi to everyone. At home she is more on guard friend’s are welcomed and cuddled, however if she hears anyone outside the house she let’s us know she is very alert and protective.
I am disabled so struggle with walking long distances but walking Zhen zhen is helping me to improve, she enjoys our walks unless its raining, she is great company for me as my husband works away during the week I love spending time with her, she fits in perfectly to our lifestyle and we wouldn’t want to be without her, My Husband has Asthma but has had no issues with Zhen zhen as she doesnt molt. We get so many compliments about how beautiful she is especially her colouring, we have had Zhen zhen for 4 months but it feels like she’s been here much longer she has settled into our lifestyle so quickly and easily … I’d be lost without her. Karen Crabtree, Halifax
Cymrygold Shankly : 31-08-2019 & Cymrygold Rafa : 25-11-2020
Cymrygold Dexter : 22-05-2021
After very recently becoming the proud owner of a Chuandong Hound puppy, we quickly fell in love with our friendly (with both dogs and people alike) loving and intelligent boy, when he arrived at our home he enjoyed exploring his new surroundings and settled very quickly, he loves spending time in the garden but keeps coming in to check that everyone is ok?
He is brilliant with our disabled daughter and is very gentle with and around her, especially if she is upset! he likes to lie where he can see her and comes to see what is going on when we are caring for her! Eloise Dudley, West Midlands.
Cymrygold Mei-Li : 25-11-2020
The Chuandong Hound is something else, they are amazingly different to any other dog breeds I know, we have Mei-Li who is 8 months old, she is the best thing that has happened to me and my family! … For a number of years we have wanted a Family dog but unfortunately due to one of my children’s allergies we weren’t able to have one. I came across Chaundong Hounds online through Alison Darley and immediately fell in love! Through the months I kept in touch with Alison she was very helpful in giving me information and knowledge on the breed. After my son was given the go ahead from his consultant to look at different breeds of dogs, I went straight to Alison and low and behold one of her Chaundong’s had just given birth to a litter… We got our little girl Mei-Li, my son has not shown any sign of an allergic reaction to Mei-Li … she even sleeps on his bed it’s a dream come true!
Chaundong’s are very clever and great with children with special needs, my other Son is diagnosed with ADHD and Autism, Mei-Li senses when he needs calmness and she is a great playmate for him. We love these beautiful dogs that much we want another, I would have a house full of Chaundong’s … I need a bigger house! Kate Smith, Kent.
Cymrygold Walter : 22-05-2021
We have a 3 Month old Chuandong Hound … Walter … we have had him from 8 weeks of age, it was apparent from the start how smart he was, quickly learning his name and coming when we called him. Basic dog training is made easier if the pup looks at your face, Walter automatically looked at us for guidance without the need to teach him the ‘look’ this makes his response to training very efficient and quick. It was obvious to us that Alison had begun to house train Walter as he knew to use the garden, we were impressed when he started to stand by the patio door asking to go out. It didn’t take long for Walter to learn basic commands such as ‘Sit’ ‘Leave’ and ‘Down’ he has also learnt to be gentle with his mouth when interacting with the Family, not an easy lesson for young pups but Walter understood ‘no biting’ very quickly. Walter is a happy, confident and affectionate puppy with all our family members, he readily greets visitors to our home and people when out and about.
We have a Son who has a movement disorder, learning disability, no sight and no speech, he often drops his toys on the floor and can be very noisy, Walter is not phased by this behaviour or troubled by his wheelchair, indeed Walter loves to lie next to our Son and is happy to be touched by him … he seems to know that our Son is different from other people.
Young pups are often quite ‘scatty’ and don’t listen, Walter seems to be more measured in his approach, he gets on well with our large Boerbole and also likes our cat! Walter likes to keep himself clean, especially his feet and his sparse coat means it will not shed … a bonus for any home. We have fallen in love with this beautiful, affectionate Chuandong pup, who our Vet described as stunning … indeed everywhere we go with him, people are staggered by his beauty. Angela Murphy, Greater London.
Cymrygold Ebony : 31-08-2019
Well to start with there’s no hair blowing down the hall, no dirty foot prints as my Ebony cleans her feet perfectly when she comes in from the garden. The family are her people of choice and she is equally fond of them all for cuddle time. Most days she can be found sitting in a sunny spot refusing to share it with her goofy boxer brother. Ebony is calm and a loyal protector of the family, her ability to hear the slightest sound is amazing and she let’s us know that someone is on the drive before we can see them coming. She draws attention where ever we go and is a perfect ambassador for the breed showing off her girly strut with all the attitude we love about her. Ebony is super intelligent and let’s me know when it’s dinner time, walkies time and cuddle time by just making her presence known …. The most affectionate, loyal and unique dog to have ever graced our family. Nicola Couch, South Wales.
Cymrygold China : 23-06-2016
‘China’ our Chuandong Hound came to live with us in November 2020. She was four and a half years old, and was one of the first Chuandongs that Alison imported from China to begin her conservation breeding programme. From the very first day this little lady has been a calm, happy little dog. She is friendly with other dogs and people she doesn’t have a bad bone in her body. Everyone we meet love her and are fascinated by her, once she had settled in she became a great house dog, letting anyone who came to the door know that this is where she lives, (she has the cutest bark). She walks well on the lead with no pulling, she enjoys her walks and equally loves to nap! she has not been destructive at all and has always been clean in the house … ‘Bonus’: Chuandongs don’t shed their coat, so no hair on clothing or furniture! … This girl has completely changed our lives for the better it feels like she had been with us forever she is our whole world … She might be a tiny little bit spoilt! Lyn Fenwick-Lawton, Yorkshire.
Cymrygold Shyanne : 25-11-2020
This year we welcomed our 1st Chuandong hound into our family ‘Shyanne’, we had read a lot on the breed and watched a YouTube video (not knowing at the time it was Alison) J. And I felt this breed is what we were looking for, loyal, good with children, no health issues the list goes on… we have a busy house with 3 sons … Ryan 23, Joshua 20 and Robbie 10, with myself, my husband and 2 cats Optimus and Bumblebee. Shyanne just walked in so full of confidence nothing bothered her, she just made herself right at home. When we got Shy @ 8 weeks of age, she was house trained and even in the Scottish snow she still went outside! I used to horse ride which gave me time to myself out of the house but after my operation I couldn’t do it anymore, I was unsure what to do? … A Year later we welcomed Shyanne..
I have started doing mantrailing classes with Shy and I am loving it, we found a great mantrailing group, Shy has taken everything in her stride. My younger son Robbie has Autism, she gives him so much confidence when we are out on our walks people will stop and ask questions, Robbie loves telling them about Shy and her breed. He did a talk at school about Chuandongs he got a star award for it the Teacher said he was so confident and happy, it was great to see… Shy is softer with Robby and gets so excited when he is coming home from school, she does a howling bark, a bum wiggle and has her ears back … its lovely to see. With my older boys she loves tug rope football and just running around with them. She seems to know what she can do and with who! We have done some online shows and Shyanne is now a virtual Champion … We received photos and updates before we got Shyanne, which helped Robbie get to know her, he was so excited and made a large banner for her. We are so lucky to have a breeder that is so passionate about her breed and is always there for advice…. We have been welcomed and supported with Shyanne’s accomplishments by our growing Chuandong family… Shy is nine months now and I cant remember not having her. Gail Crilly, Scotland.
Cymrygold Dynasty : 05-07-2016
Cymrygold Amber : 17-09-2019
Cymrygold Coda : 22-05-2021
Cymrygold Chin Chin : 01-10-2018
Chin Chin my beautiful Chuandong arrived three years ago, she was dominant with my other dog when she arrived in my home but he seemed to except this and they were good together, sadly he passed away twelve months ago. I have had many different breeds but I have totally fallen for this breed. Chin is loyal but not needy, only barks for a reason and she is aloof towards strangers. Chin enjoys walking, she is not really interested in other dogs, I feel safe with her because she is so loyal, she does have a stubborn streak if she doesn’t want to walk a certain way she will refuse to move … she does have a strong character.
These dogs thrive on positive training and respect, you can tell they are a primitive breed when you own one, I feel I am blessed to have her in my life … In the future I would love to have a male Chuandong for a companion for Chin … I would only buy him from Alison @ Cymrygold who is dedicated to preserving this breed. Angela Loveder, Lancashire.
Cymrygold Hong Long : 17-09-2019
We absolutely adore our Chuandong hound Hong Long, she such a unique personality unlike any dog we’ve ever had before. We love how quirky and fun loving she is, the way she talks and chatters to us is unlike anything we’ve ever heard from a dog before! This is a very special breed that is extremely loyal to their family, Hong Long is always on the lookout to make sure that her human and animal family are safe, she is well suited to a variety of lifestyles from chilled house dog to a hiking buddy, these hounds are suited to it all! … We are so thankful that Alison chose to let a Chaundong hound join our family. Thalia Counsell, Yorkshire.