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Taiwan Dog

Full of energy and able to cover a lot of terrain, Taiwan Dogs are so nimble they can turn 180 degrees on the spot.

About the Taiwan Dog

Taiwan Dogs are exceptionally loyal to their owner. Bold, fearless, and lively, with very keen senses, these medium-sized dogs with triangular head, almond eyes, thin, prick ears and sickle-shaped tail are dry, sinewy, and well proportioned.

Taiwan Dogs are originally native Taiwanese dogs, descendants of the South Asian hunting dogs which ancient local inhabitants used to live with in the central mountainous districts. This breed was the loyal companion of the ancient hunter in the wild forest.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Taiwan
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Lively / Loyal / Alert / Confident / Loving / Intelligent

Key facts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Great companion
  • Requires minimal grooming

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