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CHINESE ORIGIN




Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested Dog is a smaller breed of dog known for its unusual appearance. It is a member of the toy dog group, and is available in two types: The Hairless and the Powderpuff.



Chow Chow

Chow Chow, or Chow is a breed of dog originating from China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan , which literally means "puffy-lion dog". The breed has also been called the Tang Quan, "Dog of the Tang Empire".



Pekingese

The Pekingese is an ancient toy breed of dog, originating in China. They were the favoured imperial pet.These dogs are also called Dogs of Foo (or Fu) by the Chinese. They were considered a guardian spirit as they resembled Chinese lions.



Pug


The Pug originated in China, It was bred to be a companion dog, not a guardian. Pugs were bred by royalty and were pampered and spoiled. Sometimes, as a mark of great esteem, they were given to members of the court.



Shar-Pei



The Shar Pei is a breed of dog whose distinctive feature is deep wrinkles. The name (sha pí) itself translates to "Sand Skin," not because of their colors, but because of their texture.



Shih Tzu


The Shih Tzu is a breed of dog originating in China. It is believed that this ornamental breed was created by breeding the Pekingese with a Tibetan dog breed, the Lhasa Apso.



JAPANESE ORIGIN




Akita Inu

The Akita or Akita Inu is a breed of large Japanese dog, named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated.





Japanese Chin

In Japan, there are Inu (dogs) and there are Chin. The Japanese Chin (also known as the Japanese Spaniel) is the dog of Japanese Royalty. A lap dog and companion dog, this breed of toy dog is one with a distinctive heritage.



Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a small, completely white breed of dog that is thought to have been bred from the Siberian Samoyed for smallness beginning in the late 19th century in Japan.




Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six original and distinct Japanese breeds of dog. A small, agile dog the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It is similar in appearance to the Akita, though much smaller in stature.



TIBETAN ORIGIN




Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso is a small breed of dog originally from Tibet. They were used as watchdogs inside Tibetan monasteries for over 2000 years, for which they were uniquely suited with keen intelligence, acute hearing, and instincts for identifying friends from strangers.




Tibetan Mastiff

Originated in Tibet as a herding dog and guard dog. Also used as guard dogs outside the sacred city of Lhasa.The Tibetan Mastiff is among the largest breeds. Unlike many other Mastiffs, it has a smooth rather than wrinkled brow and lacks their large jowls.




Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniels were originally small monastery dogs. During the day, the dogs would sit on top of the monastery walls keeping a steady watch. Their keen eye and ability to see great distances, made them exceptionally good watchdogs.





Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier. This very ancient breed has developed to survive the harsh conditions of Tibet with its extremes of weather and terrain. Dogs were kept in the monasteries and used by the nomads to herd and guard their animals.




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