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Chinese Foos as Guard Dogs

Devoted to their families and wary of strangers, Chinese Foos make excellent guard dogs. While this can be said about any number of other breeds, Chinese Foo fanciers claim that their dogs are naturals thanks to thousands of years of experience. While there is some controversy whether today’s Chinese Foos are the direct descendants of the guard dogs of legend, there is no question that they take the protection of their family and possessions very seriously. In this article, we’ll take a look at the Chinese Foo guard dogs of legend and how that translates into the guard dog of today. [...]

Joint Problems in Chinese Foos

Much like other large breeds, hip dysplasia is a disorder that can affect the ball and socket joint of the hind legs in some Chinese Foos. Mostly seen in the larger sized dogs of the breed, hip dysplasia in usually an inherited disorder that is passed on from generation to generation. It can also appear in dogs that grow too quickly or do not have managed meals. In this article, well take a look at what hip dysplasia is, how it can be treated and how you can prevent it from developing in your Chinese Foo. [...]

What Chinese Foo Size is Best to Buy?

Chinese Foo dogs are unique in that they come in three distinct sizes: Toy, which is under ten inches, Miniature, which is between ten and fifteen inches, and Standard, which is above fifteen inches. Choosing which sized Chinese Foo to buy will depend on the family situation, size of the home and availability of space to exercise and play. In this article, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of each of the three sizes of Chinese Foos. [...]

Children and the Chinese Foo

Chinese Foos are reputed to be very patient and good companions for children. Of course, every dog is an individual and some dogs will be better with children than others. Buying a puppy makes the owners responsible for how the dog is raised and how it will behave around people outside the home and with the people it lives with. Here are a few tips for those that are thinking of buying a Chinese Foo and want to make sure they will get along well with children. [...]

Chinese Foos Sacred Guardians

Fanciers of Chinese Foos claim that they are the descendants of the ancient Chinese dogs that were considered sacred among the religious and elite. While there is some controversy as to whether todays Chinese Foos are in fact the same breed of dogs of legend, the truth is that they do strongly resemble the dogs represented in art and sculpture of ancient China. In this article, well look at the Chinese Foo dogs of legend the sacred guardians. [...]

Chinese Foos A Working Dog Breed

Chinese Foos are considered to be a member of the Working class of dog breeds. When we think of Working dogs, the first image that comes to mind is of a dog that must perform a set of tasks for its master, whether it is hunting or protection. While Chinese Foos are mostly considered to be household pets today, fanciers of the breed claim that they are descendants of the working dogs of China. In this article, well take a look at the working history of the Chinese Foo. [...]

Activities You and Your Chinese Foo can Enjoy

Chinese Foos are inherently clever dogs that are devoted to their handlers and tend to learn new tasks rather quickly. While they are known as excellent guard dogs, their natural talents seem to make them excellent candidates for competitions like Obedience and Agility trials. Both of these activities are excellent ways to spend quality time with your Chinese Foo while working towards a common goal. In this article, well take a look at both Obedience and Agility trials and how you can get involved. [...]

Preparing Chinese Foos for Competition

Participating in dog shows with your Chinese Foo is a great way to spend quality time with your dog while getting know other dog fanciers in a wonderful atmosphere. Unfortunately, Chinese Foos are not yet eligible for competitions sponsored by the American Kennel Club, the oldest kennel club in America, but fanciers of the breed hope that this will change one day. For now, they are welcome to participate in shows hosted by other organizations, including the American Rare Breed Association and the National Canine Association. Participating in exhibitions also help to get the breed wider known and this will hopefully help the breed become accepted in larger associations. [...]

Tail Care for the Chinese Foo

A common misconception about the Chinese Foo is that their tails, which typically curl up over the back, are difficult to care for. The truth is, with regular grooming the tails of the Chinese Foo are no more difficult to care for than any other dog with a longer coat. In this article, well take a closer look at the grooming of Chinese Foos, with particular attention to their curled tails. [...]

Chinese Foo Did You Know?

Chinese Foos are considered to be a rare breed, but with their excellent temperaments, they probably wont be rare for very long! Devoted to their families, very good with children, wary but accepting of strangers and highly intelligent are just some of the ways that Chinese Foos have been praised by their fanciers. While they are not currently eligible for registration with the larger kennel clubs, such as the American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club, fanciers of the breed hope that this will change one day. [...]

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