Dogs have been a part of Chinese culture for thousands of years, with some of the oldest breeds originating from China. Throughout their long history, dogs in China have been used in various working roles. Several breeds were also created as regal companions; these pups were mostly kept in their homeland, unless given as gifts to outsiders by the imperial family.
Today, Chinese breeds are cherished around the world, bringing joy to dog lovers everywhere. Here are 10 of the most popular dog breeds from China!
Often described as a lot of dog in a little package, the Pug is playful, mischievous, and loves being the center of attention. This small but sturdy breed adapts well to any living situation: in the city or country, with kids or seniors, as an only furchild or in a pack. Pugs enjoy snuggling and eating, but can excel in some canine sports as well.