Kunming Wolfdog

Kunming Wolfdog

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Kunming Wolfdog, or Kunming Dog is an established breed of wolf-dog hybrid. Kunming Dogs are similar in appearance to the German Shepherd Dog but stand taller in the back and have a shorter coat. The tail is often carried curled high when excited. Coats are marked with a black saddle and muzzle, with other colors ranging from light straw to deep rust. The exact dog breeds used in the gene pool for this breed is ambiguous due to the lack of a proper pedigree although the German Shepherd and a few wolfdog hybrids are known to play a huge part in creating the breed. The breed was created in the early 1950s to meet the need for military dogs in Yunnan. A group of ten shepherd type dogs mixed with unknown breeds were brought to Kunming from a military K9 training program in Beijing in 1953. These ten dogs were insufficient for the immediate need, and so fifty suitable household dogs from Kunming were 'recruited' as well as forty similar dogs from the city of Guiyang in Guizhou province (like the first ten, the exact breeds of these dogs are unknown).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133993081
  • 9786133993082