Group 1: Toys
Height: 33 – 36 cm

Energy Level:  Moderate to high
Original Function: Companion
Lifespan: 12 – 14 yrs

Recommended for: Most people/families.


About This Breed

The breed is a small mastiff, thought to originate in China. This is where they were bought from to the west. They seem to have always been a companion rather than bred for a particular task.

They are affectionate and make excellent pets for children. Intelligent and easy to train and very playful. They also adapt to apartment life well. 

General Characteristics

Appearance: Small sized body. Wrinkled head with short muzzle. Dark round & globular shaped eyes. Ears Triangular Shaped & flop down. Tail curls up onto the hip, sometimes in a double curl, well knit proportions and hardness of muscle, but never to appear low on legs.

Temperament: Even tempered, happy and lively disposition.

Characteristics: Great charm, dignity and intelligence.

Colour: Black, Silver, Apricot or Fawn with black mask.

Coat: Short & Smooth.

Grooming: The short coat is easy to care for with a brush and a wipe over with a damp cloth. Bath when needed.

Exercise: regular exercise is needed to keep the fit and happy, but don’t overdo it in the warmer weather.

Health: This breed some can be prone to allergies and chronic breathing problems. Eyes can be prone to injuries.