Xiasi Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Xiasi Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginChina flagChina
Other Names
What other names does the Xiasi Dog have?
Bai Long QuanXiasi Quan
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Xiasi Dog Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Xiasi Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Xiasi Dog?
Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Xiasi Dog? How many Xiasi Dog are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Xiasi Dog Size

Size
Is a Xiasi Dog small, medium or large dog?

How big do Xiasi Dog get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Xiasi Dog weigh? How much should the Xiasi Dog breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Xiasi Dog?
Male: 35-50 pounds (16-23 kg), Female: 25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Xiasi Dog?
Male: 42.5 pounds (19.5 kg), Female: 32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Xiasi Dog? Xiasi Dog height:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Xiasi Dog?
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Xiasi Dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Xiasi Dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Xiasi Dog's coat?
White
Grooming
How to groom the Xiasi Dog and how often?
Average: The Xiasi Dog requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Xiasi Dog, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Xiasi Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bai Long Quan?
Xiasi Dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Xiasi Dog breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Xiasi Dog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Xiasi Dog every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Xiasi Dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Xiasi Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
KindFaithfulAffectionate
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Xiasi Dog? Is the Xiasi Dog breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Xiasi Dog's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Xiasi Dog is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Xiasi Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Xiasi Dogs are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Xiasi Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Xiasi Dog sensitivity:
Xiasi Dogs are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well.

They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, a noisy or office environment, and frequent guest visits.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Xiasi Dog a good family dog?
Average: Xiasi Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bai Long Quan need? Xiasi Dog social needs:
Xiasi Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Xiasi Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bai Long Quan bark?
Average to High: The Xiasi Dog is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Xiasi Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Xiasi Dogs are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Xiasi Dog dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Xiasi Dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Xiasi Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bai Long Quan? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Xiasi Dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Xiasi Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Xiasi Dog has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Xiasi Dog? How much bite force does a Xiasi Dog have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Xiasi Dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Xiasi Dog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Xiasi Dog do?
Xiasi Dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Xiasi Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Xiasi Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Xiasi Dog roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Xiasi Dog is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Xiasi Dog have high prey drive?
Xiasi Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Xiasi Dog dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Xiasi Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Xiasi Dog breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Xiasi Dog indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Xiasi Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Xiasi Dog be left alone?
Xiasi Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Xiasi Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Xiasi Dog temperament with other people:
Xiasi Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Xiasi Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Xiasi Dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Xiasi Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Xiasi Dog temperament with children:
Xiasi Dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Xiasi Dog breed live with a cat?
Xiasi Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Xiasi Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with other dogs?
Xiasi Dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Xiasi Dog can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Xiasi Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Xiasi Dog breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Xiasi Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Xiasi Dogs good office dogs? Do Xiasi Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Xiasi Dogs be office dogs?
No
Xiasi Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Xiasi Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bai Long Quan temperament with senior people? Are Xiasi Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Xiasi Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Xiasi Dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Xiasi Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Xiasi Dogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Xiasi Dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Xiasi Dog see the vet?
Frequent
The Xiasi Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Xiasi Dog dogs live? How old can a Xiasi Dog be? What is the age limit of the Xiasi Dog? How many years can the oldest Xiasi Dog live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Xiasi Dog?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Xiasi Dog: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Xiasi Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Xiasi Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Xiasi Dog have? What is the activity level of the Xiasi Dog?
Xiasi Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Xiasi Dog need? How much exercise do Xiasi Dog dogs require per day?
Xiasi Dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Xiasi Dog breed need?
Xiasi Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Xiasi Dog need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Xiasi Dog breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Xiasi Dog? How much food should I feed my Xiasi Dog?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Xiasi Dog risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Xiasi Dog has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Xiasi Dog's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Xiasi Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Xiasi Dog drool?
The Xiasi Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Xiasi Dog As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Xiasi Dog be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a boat dog?

Not really

Xiasi Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Xiasi Dog be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Xiasi Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Xiasi Dog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Xiasi Dog Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Xiasi Dog pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Xiasi Dog breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Xiasi Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Xiasi Dog have in a litter? How many puppies can the Xiasi Dog breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Xiasi Dog have? How many puppies can a Xiasi Dog give birth to?
3-4 puppies

Xiasi Dog Recognition

AKC Group
Is Xiasi Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Xiasi Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Xiasi Dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Xiasi Dog's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Xiasi Dogs are very easy to train.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Xiasi Dog has a low to the average risk for obesity.
  • Mouthiness: Xiasi Dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Xiasi Dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Xiasi Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Xiasi Dogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Xiasi Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Xiasi Dog breed.
  • Shedding Level: Xiasi Dogs shed above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Xiasi Dogs are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Xiasi Dog is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Xiasi Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Xiasi Dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Xiasi Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Xiasi Dog History

The Xiasi Dog is a breed originating from Guizhou province in China. Since the breed is mainly raised in the town of Xiasi, Kaili city, the official name for the breed is Xiasi Quan, but members of the Miao ethnic group also refer to this breed as Bai Long Quan.

The Xiasi Quan and people from the Guizhou community have been living together for a long period of time now. In Guizhou, the breed is respected by everyone because there is a myth that the dog brings wealth to the families. According to experts, the dog was already present at the beginning of the 11th century, when people trained the breed to hunt smaller animals so they could trade them. Besides hunting, the breed was also bred to protect the household. The Xiasi Quan have distinctive characteristics and traits that make them ideal hunting dogs. Their lean muscular bodies, padded paws, and powerful legs are bred to follow fast and agile prey. In the southern part of Guizhou, the Xiasi dogs are often trained as guard dogs. The breed possesses a keen sense of smell, as well as an impressive speed and endurance. Moreover, they are very loyal and affectionate to their owners. The adult weighs from 11 to 25 kgs, with a height of 17 to 20 inches. He has short, tight, white skin, a large face with pointed ears, small eyes, and a wide mouth. They also have skin redness around the nose, mouth, and ears. 

Furthermore, in the more modern days, in the Chinese province of Guizhou, the Xiasi dogs are bred to fight wild boars in the competition. For some, the sport is training for their hunting dogs, others take part purely for entertainment. The game started around the 1960s when local farmers wanted to protect their farms from the wild boar. The competition takes place every weekend in different villages and is judges by the agility of the dog and the duration of the dog’s biting. Both animals are forced to fight until one of them is injured. Numerous international animal protection organizations have been mobilizing against this “tradition” for some years now and have called for an end to the fighting.

Overall, the Xiasi Dog has an adaptive nature and is easy to raise and train. In 2013 he took 3rd place in the competition at the world-famous breeds of dogs. The breed is also recognized by the Chinese Kennel Club and is accepted in most dog shows. However, the Xiasi Dog is on the verge of extinction.

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