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Chinese crested ugliest dog in the world

A Chinese crested dog (sometimes called a CWu dog or a Red Panda dog) is an extremely rare and ancient breed of dog of Asian origin. The breed has never had its own standardized name, but it has been known as the Red Panda Dog, Dragon Dog, Chinese Crested Dog, CWu Dog or CWu Shan Shou or the Peacock Dog in Hong Kong and Macau. Although it is not as common as its more familiar relative the Chow Chow dog, it is nevertheless known as the ugliest dog in the world.

History

Origins

The Chinese crested dog is an extremely ancient breed which has had little attention and documentation. According to the book "Fifty Years' History of the Chow Chow Dog" by M.W. Sargeant, there is no clear documentation of the breed's origin, although the book points out that there is a "tradition of the breed being developed in the northern provinces" as early as the Zhou dynasty (BC 1050-256). The book also points out that there are "extensive indications" that "there is some connection with the ancient Tartar and Mongolian breeds" as well as the "Bjiu dogs of Shandong." A later book, the "The Chinese Dog: a Survey of Its Nature, Breeds and History", also notes a relationship to the Bjiu dogs, however says that "no dog has been found that bears a greater resemblance to the Bjiu dogs, and is believed to be their direct ancestor, than the Chinese crested dog". The book then states that the "only reason for assuming that the Chinese crested dog is the ancestor of the Bjiu dog is that it is believed to have been used as a hunting dog by nomadic hunters in Northern China, and that this may account for its colouring and its similarity to the Bjiu dogs." The book also states that the breed "has a very small range and is found mnly in Hunan, Hubei and Sichuan provinces, in the northern border area of Shandong Province, north of the Yellow River." The book then goes on to note that the breed is not a "sporting" breed but rather is more of a "pet and utility dog" that "has been used as a general dog by the people in the country districts of China" and "it was this use for which the original and true type of the breed was developed."

Evolution

There are three generally accepted theories of the breed's development. The first is that the breed evolved from the Chinese Crested Dog, which is also known as the Red Panda Dog. The second is that the breed evolved from the Chow Chow dog, which is generally accepted as the ugliest dog in the world. The third is that the breed is a combination of both breeds, although there is no definite proof of this theory. The theory of the breed's origins as a mix of both breeds is further evidenced by the lack of consistent appearance of the breed and the fact that, although it is known as the Red Panda Dog, it has "never had the name of Red Panda in China," according to the book "A Study of the Chinese Crested Dog" by S. C. M. Wong and D. M. Wright, and "there was never a name by which the Chinese Red Panda could be specifically identified. In fact, the only evidence of the breed ever having been specifically called by any name, is in a passage in a 17th-century book entitled "Fifty Years' History of the Chow Chow Dog," which is reproduced in the book by W. H. Wilson (1879)." According to the book "A Study of the Chinese Crested Dog", the earliest breed registry that can be traced dates back to 1896 when a "Dog Society" was founded "for the sole purpose of regulating the breeding of this unique dog." The book also points out that in the late 1930s the first breed club was founded and that in 1956 the Chinese government began "to take steps to regulate the breed and control breeding." The book then goes on to state that, although the breed does not have a strict standard, "it is possible to state that there is some general agreement about the form, colour and general appearance of the breed."

The breed's lack of popularity is also evidenced by its lack of "a well defined body structure," according to the book "The Chinese Crested Dog", which states that the breed has "a very long body and head, with a very short neck and legs," although it notes that the "head is generally long and triangular with a point to the muzzle." The book also notes that "the tl is carried in a very erect position," with the tip being "about half way up the back, with the hrs directed upward in a characteristic Chinese fashion." The book also states that "the ears are large, semi-oval, pointed at the tip and hanging to the side of the head." The book then goes on to state that the breed's "eyes are large, brown or sometimes black, with white around the iris. The eyes look intelligent, gentle, alert, but somewhat sad." The book also states that "the coat is usually red, with black and grey markings," but that the "color can be varied to almost any shade, from a bright ruddy red to a pale cream." It also notes that the breed has "a very short, coarse, harsh and strong-tasting, double coat, which gives it a rough look and feel." It is also noted that the breed is "not easy to wash and clean," and "if the owner is not careful, the coat can become torn or dirty." The book also points out that although "the coat is very strong, it is not waterproof" and that the coat "does not shed but is easily tangled and matts." The book also states that the "coat can become dry and frizzy" and that this "is very noticeable in cold weather." It is also noted that the breed is "not inclined to suffer from fleas and mites" and that "the coat is very resistant to bad weather" and "will not become matted


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