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Xiasi Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Xiasi Dog
OriginChina
Other Names
What other names does the Xiasi Dog have? The dog breed also known as...
Xiasi Quan, Bai Long Quan
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Xiasi Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Xiasi Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Xiasi Dog 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? Xiasi Dog price:
Unknown
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Xiasi Dog History

The Xiasi Dog is a breed originating from Guizhou province in China. Since the breed is mainly raised in the town of Xiasi, Kaili city, the official name for the breed is Xiasi Quan, but members of the Miao ethnic group also refer to this breed as Bai Long Quan.

The Xiasi Quan and people from the Guizhou community have been living together for a long period of time now. In Guizhou, the breed is respected by everyone because there is a myth that the dog brings wealth to the families. According to experts, the dog was already present at the beginning of the 11th century, when people trained the breed to hunt smaller animals so they could trade them. Besides hunting, the breed was also bred to protect the household. The Xiasi Quan have distinctive characteristics and traits that make them ideal hunting dogs. Their lean muscular bodies, padded paws, and powerful legs are bred to follow fast and agile prey. In the southern part of Guizhou, the Xiasi dogs are often trained as guard dogs. The breed possesses a keen sense of smell, as well as an impressive speed and endurance. Moreover, they are very loyal and affectionate to their owners. The adult weighs from 11 to 25 kgs, with a height of 17 to 20 inches. He has short, tight, white skin, a large face with pointed ears, small eyes, and a wide mouth. They also have skin redness around the nose, mouth, and ears. 

Furthermore, in the more modern days, in the Chinese province of Guizhou, the Xiasi dogs are bred to fight wild boars in the competition. For some, the sport is training for their hunting dogs, others take part purely for entertainment. The game started around the 1960s when local farmers wanted to protect their farms from the wild boar. The competition takes place every weekend in different villages and is judges by the agility of the dog and the duration of the dog’s biting. Both animals are forced to fight until one of them is injured. Numerous international animal protection organizations have been mobilizing against this “tradition” for some years now and have called for an end to the fighting.

Overall, the Xiasi Dog has an adaptive nature and is easy to raise and train. In 2013 he took 3rd place in the competition at the world-famous breeds of dogs. The breed is also recognized by the Chinese Kennel Club and is accepted in most dog shows. However, the Xiasi Dog is on the verge of extinction.

Xiasi Dog General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Xiasi Dog size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Xiasi Dog weigh? Xiasi Dog weight:
Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Xiasi Dog? Xiasi Dog average weight:
Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Xiasi Dog? Xiasi Dog height:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Xiasi Dog average height:
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Xiasi Dog Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Xiasi Dog have? What does this canine coat look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Xiasi Dog's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Xiasi Dog and how often?
Average: The Xiasi Dog requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Xiasi Dog, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Xiasi Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Xiasi Quan? Xiasi Dog shedding level:
Xiasi Dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Xiasi Dog breed.

Xiasi Dog Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Xiasi Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
KindFaithfulAffectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Xiasi Dog? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Xiasi Dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Xiasi Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Xiasi Dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Xiasi Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Xiasi Dog sensitivity:
Xiasi Dogs 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? Are they affectionate?
Xiasi Dogs 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 Xiasi Quan need? Xiasi Dog social needs:
Xiasi Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Xiasi Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bai Long Quan bark?
Average to high: The Xiasi Dog is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. 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 Xiasi Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Xiasi Dogs are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Xiasi Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Xiasi Dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Xiasi Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Xiasi Quan? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Xiasi Dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Xiasi Dog 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 Xiasi Dog do?
Xiasi Dogs 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 Xiasi Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Xiasi Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Xiasi Dog roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Xiasi Dog is strong enough to escape from home. They have 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.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Xiasi Dog have high prey drive?
Xiasi Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Xiasi Dog dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Xiasi Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Xiasi Dog. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Xiasi Dog tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Xiasi Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Xiasi Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Xiasi Dog dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Xiasi Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Xiasi Dog temperament with other people:
Xiasi Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Xiasi Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Xiasi Dog temperament with children:
Xiasi Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Xiasi Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Xiasi Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Xiasi Dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Xiasi Dog can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Xiasi Dogs good office dogs? Do Xiasi Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Xiasi Dogs be office dogs?
No
Xiasi Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Xiasi Quan temperament with senior people? Are Xiasi Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Xiasi Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Xiasi Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Xiasi Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Xiasi Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Xiasi Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
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). Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Xiasi Dog be an emotional support animal?
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. Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Xiasi Dog 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. Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Xiasi Dog 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 Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a boat dog?
Not really
Xiasi Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Xiasi Dog 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. Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Xiasi Dog Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Xiasi Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Xiasi Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Xiasi Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Xiasi Dog be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Xiasi Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Xiasi Dogs 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 Xiasi Dog have? What is the activity level of the Xiasi Dog?
Xiasi Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Xiasi Dog dogs require per day?
Xiasi Dogs 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?
Xiasi Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Xiasi Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Xiasi Dog risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Xiasi Dog has a low to the average risk for obesity. 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 change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Xiasi Dog's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Xiasi Dog 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 Xiasi Dog drool?
The Xiasi Dog 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.

Xiasi Dog Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Xiasi Dog: 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 female 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 female’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 Xiasi Dog 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 Xiasi Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-4 puppies

Xiasi Dog Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Xiasi Dog's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Xiasi Dogs are very easy to train.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average.
  • Mouthiness: Xiasi Dogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Xiasi Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Xiasi Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Xiasi Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Xiasi Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Xiasi Dog.
  • Shedding Level: Xiasi Dogs shed above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Xiasi Dogs are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Xiasi Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Xiasi Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Xiasi Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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