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Taiwan Dog

A blend of boldness and activity

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI
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Original Name : Taiwan Dog

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Formosan, Formosan Mountain Dog

Male size : 19-20½ inches

Male weight : 31-39½ lbs

Female size : 17-18½ inches

Female weight : 26½-35½ lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Taiwan

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Taiwan Dogs are exceptionally loyal to their owner. Bold, fearless and lively, with very keen senses, these medium-sized dogs with triangular head, almond eyes, thin, prick ears and sickle-shaped tail are dry, sinewy and well proportioned.

Head+

Broad, roundish forehead lacking in wrinkles, skull slightly longer than the muzzle, well defined stop with light furrow.

lupoid

Body+

Sinewy and muscular, almost square.

lupoid

Coat+

Black, brindle, fawn, white, white and black, white and fawn, white and brindle.

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Ears+

Pricked, set on each side of the skull at 45 degrees.

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Tail+

Sickle-shaped, set high, carried erect, active, with the tip curved forward.

lupoid

Hair+

Short and hard, close to the body.

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Taiwan Dogs are natives of the island, descendants of Southeast Asian hunting canines classified as pariah or primitive dogs, which used to populate the mountainous central regions. These dogs were the faithful companions of primitive hunters in the forests. In 1980, a joint study was conducted among 29 indigenous tribes by the National Taiwan University, Gifu University in Japan and the students of Nagoya University on native Taiwanese dogs. It confirmed that the Taiwan Dog is descended from the hunting dogs of Southeast Asia. Nowadays the breed is a popular guard and companion dog.

Did you know ?

Full of energy and able to cover a lot of terrain, Taiwan Dogs are so nimble they can turn 180 degrees on the spot.

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