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Kunming Wolfdog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Kunming Wolfdog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginChina
Other Names
What other names does the Kunming Wolfdog have? The dog breed also known as...
Kunming Wolfdog, Chinese Wolfdog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Kunming Wolfdog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Kunming Wolfdog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Kunming Wolfdog breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Kunming Wolfdog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Kunming Wolfdog price:
$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Kunming Wolfdog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Kunming Wolfdog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Kunming Wolfdog gets to a happy place.

History

The Kunming Wolfdog is also known as the Chinese Wolfdog or the Kunming dog, the Kunming Wolfdog is a relatively new breed that is an ideal working breed and family companion as well. It was first recognized as a breed in 1988. Intelligent, powerful, and alert, the breed thrives when it has a job to do, whether that is to protect its family or serve in the military as it was originally bred to do. The Kunming Wolfdog was developed in China for military use.

In the 1950s  the Chinese began their breeding program by breeding ten shepherd mix breeds together to create a dog that could facilitate the work of the soldiers and policemen with spotting bombs and mines. This breeding program started in Yunnan, and the first ten dogs were brought to the training facility in Beijing in 1953. Due to the lack of referential material  no one is quite sure what went into the breed. However, we know that firstly a lot of 10 and later more shepherds had been used as part of the K9 program. As these ten dogs were found insufficient for the immediate need, 50 suitable household dogs from Kunming were 'recruited' as well as 40 similar dogs from the city of Guiyang in Guizhou province and from East Germany as well to Beijing and got introduced to the program. Eventually 20 of these dogs, which were found the most appropriate for military use and seemed the strongest and most healthier ones were picked and formed the foundation of the Kunming Wolfdogs that we know today. This number further multiplied by breeding with 30 more canines added to the flock.

In 1988, the Kunming wolfdog was officially recognized as a breed by The Chinese Public Security Bureau and continues to be used in both military services and as civilian guard dogs. The breed is rare outside of China and also less commonly kept as pets, although they do make an excellent family dog, that is versatile, loyal, and loving to their own people while being reserved and alert towards strangers. They do tend to bond closely with one family member, but they are still a loyal and loving companion to everyone who resides in the homes.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Kunming Wolfdog size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Kunming Wolfdog weigh? Kunming Wolfdog weight:
66-84 pounds (30-38 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Kunming Wolfdog? Kunming Wolfdog average weight:
75 pounds (34 kg)
Height
How tall is the Kunming Wolfdog? Kunming Wolfdog height:
25-27 inches (64-68 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Kunming Wolfdog average height:
26 inches (66 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Kunming Wolfdog have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Kunming Wolfdog's coat?
BlackLight StrawDeep Rust
Grooming
How to groom the Kunming Wolfdog and how often?
Effortless: The Kunming Wolfdog requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Kunming Wolfdog is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Kunming Wolfdog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Kunming Wolfdog? Kunming Wolfdog shedding level:
Kunming Wolfdogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Kunming Wolfdog have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentCuriousWillingStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Kunming Wolfdog? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Kunming Wolfdog is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Kunming Wolfdog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Kunming Wolfdogs aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Kunming Wolfdog is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Kunming Wolfdog sensitivity:
Kunming Wolfdogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Kunming Wolfdogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Kunming Wolfdog need? Kunming Wolfdog social needs:
Kunming Wolfdogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Kunming Wolfdog dogs bark a lot? Why does my Chinese Wolfdog bark?
Average: The Kunming Wolfdog barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Kunming Wolfdog good as a watchdog?
Kunming Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Kunming Wolfdog dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Kunming Wolfdog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Kunming Wolfdogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Kunming Wolfdog can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Kunming Wolfdog will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Kunming Wolfdog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Kunming Wolfdog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Kunming Wolfdog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Kunming Wolfdog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Kunming Wolfdog do?
Kunming Wolfdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Kunming Wolfdogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Kunming Wolfdog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Kunming Wolfdog roam?
Kunming Wolfdogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Kunming Wolfdog have high prey drive?
Kunming Wolfdogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Kunming Wolfdogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Kunming Wolfdog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kunming Wolfdogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Kunming Wolfdogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Kunming Wolfdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Kunming Wolfdog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Kunming Wolfdog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Kunming Wolfdog and children:
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly
How well do Kunming Wolfdog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Kunming Wolfdog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Kunming Wolfdog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Kunming Wolfdogs are not dog-friendly. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Kunming Wolfdog is not the best choice.
Office Friendly
Are Kunming Wolfdogs good office dogs? Do Kunming Wolfdogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdogs be office dogs?
No
Kunming Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Kunming Wolfdog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Kunming Wolfdog temperament with senior people? Are Kunming Wolfdog dogs good for elderly owners?
Kunming Wolfdogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Kunming Wolfdog dogs get along with other pets? Are Kunming Wolfdog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Kunming Wolfdogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Kunming Wolfdog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Kunming Wolfdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdog be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Kunming Wolfdog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdog be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Kunming Wolfdog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdog be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Kunming Wolfdog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdog be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Kunming Wolfdog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdog be a boat dog?
Not really
Kunming Wolfdog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Kunming Wolfdog be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Kunming Wolfdog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Kunming Wolfdog dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Kunming Wolfdog rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Kunming Wolfdog breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Kunming Wolfdog breed? Health risks of Kunming Wolfdog:
BloatCanine Diabetes MellitusDegenerative MyelopathyEpilepsyExocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyEye ProblemsHeart ProblemsHip DysplasiaIntervertebral Disk DiseaseOsteochondrosis DissecansPanosteitisProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Skin AllergiesVon Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy
How long do Kunming Wolfdog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Kunming Wolfdog be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Kunming Wolfdog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Kunming Wolfdogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Kunming Wolfdog have?
Kunming Wolfdogs are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Kunming Wolfdog dogs require per day?
Kunming Wolfdogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Kunming Wolfdogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Kunming Wolfdog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Kunming Wolfdog risk for obesity:
Average. The Kunming Wolfdog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Kunming Wolfdog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Kunming Wolfdog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Kunming Wolfdog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Kunming Wolfdog drool?
The Kunming Wolfdog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Kunming Wolfdog pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Kunming Wolfdog pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Kunming Wolfdog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Kunming Wolfdog have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Kunming Wolfdog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-8 puppies

Pros & Cons of Kunming Wolfdog

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Kunming Wolfdog is an excellent dog breed.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Kunming Wolfdog requires minimal grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Kunming Wolfdogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Kunming Wolfdogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cons
  • Trainability: Kunming Wolfdogs aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Kunming Wolfdogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kunming Wolfdogs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Kunming Wolfdogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Kunming Wolfdogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Child Friendly: Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Kunming Wolfdogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Kunming Wolfdogs are not dog-friendly.
  • Office Friendly: Kunming Wolfdog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Kunming Wolfdogs are not the best breed for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Kunming Wolfdogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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