Liangshan Dog
Other namesLiangshan Hound, Hushan Dog
OriginChina
Traits
Weight 15 kg
Dog (domestic dog)

The Liangshan Dog ( 凉山犬 ) is a medium-sized semi-feral scenthound indigenous Yi people of Liangshan Yi Prefecture in China's Sichuan province.[1] Liangshan dogs are prized for their tracking ability, endurance and ferocity while hunting wild boar in mountainous terrain.[2] Liangshan dogs hunt a variety of prey at variable altitudes and climates and are often deliberately underfed to improve drive to be successful.

Description

Liangshan dogs have triangular eyes, rounded drop ears, a short, double coat and bushy curved tails.[1] Their heads are black; however, the rest of their body is a mix of reds, yellows, and grey. It is not unusual for the hairs to be banded.

References

  1. ^ a b Beregovoy, Vladimir (2011-12-01). "Aboriginal Dogs of Southern China" (PDF). Primitive and Aboriginal Dog Society. 28: 31–32.
  2. ^ Yang, Qianyong; Chen, Hao; Ye, Junhua; Liu, Chenlong; Wei, Rongxing; Chen, Congying; Huang, Lusheng (2019-11-15). "Genetic Diversity and Signatures of Selection in 15 Chinese Indigenous Dog Breeds Revealed by Genome-Wide SNPs". Frontiers in Genetics. 10: 1174. doi:10.3389/fgene.2019.01174. ISSN 1664-8021. PMC 6872681. PMID 31803243.