Xiasi Dog
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Other namesLower Dog
Breed statusNot recognized as a breed by any major kennel club.
Coat Wire
Color White, cream
Dog (domestic dog)

Xiasi Dog (Chinese: 下司犬)[1] or Lower Division Dog is a breed of dog named after the village of Xiasi, Guizhou Province in China where they have been raised by the Miao people for thousands of years.[2][3] Historically bred as a hunting dog and watchdog, the Xiasi Dog is prized today for bringing wealth to the family.[3] [1] Today the breed is critically endangered with low genetic diversity and an estimate of only 270 purebred Xiasi left.[2][4] Xiasi Dogs are now accepted in most Chinese dog shows.


Xiasi are white or cream in color with wiry hair and a pale pink nose. [2] Their hair comes in three lengths: short, medium and long. Their head should be sizeable, the chest deep and round, and the tail should stick up.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b Savolainen, Peter; Crapon de Caprona, Marie-Dominique (6 January 2019). "Extensive Phenotypic Diversity among South Chinese Dogs". ISRN Evolutionary Biology. 2013: 1–8. doi:10.5402/2013/621836.
  2. ^ a b c "Chinese dogs: an overview". Week In China. 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2022-08-07.
  3. ^ a b c Daijun, Ma; Haijun, Wei; Jinhe, Cao; Xingua, Xun (2011). "贵州下司犬" [Guizhou Lower Division Dog]. 中国工作犬业 [Chinese Working Dog Journal] (in Chinese). 4: 44–45.
  4. ^ Jaiwei, Zhang; Xueqin, Ran; Jaifu, Wang (2009). "下司犬线粒体DNA的遗传多样性研究" [Study on Genetic Diversity of Mitochondrial DNA in Lower Dogs]. 山地农业生物学报 (Journal of Mountain Agrobiology) (in Chinese). 2: 151–156.
  5. ^ "贵州下司犬" [Guizhou Lower Division Dog]. Guizhou University (in Chinese). Retrieved 2022-08-07.