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Many of dog breeds aren’t known for their origins. These 26 breeds found bred in Asian countries might have been one of your family’s members. Some of hybrid ones you found would be showing some of funny characters of these 26 breeds whether their faces, fur and habits.

MThai English has rounded up 26 breeds of Asian dogs for you to check out yours.


– Chong Qing dog

The breed has noble personality.

Human use them for specially rescues and hunting.

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– Chow Chow

One of the unique oldest breeds, Chow chow’re among the first breeds evolved from wolves. Chow Chows were bred as a general-purpose working dog for herding, hunting, and guarding.

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– Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a small, sturdy dog with a body that is slightly longer than it is tall. It is a lover, not a hunter.

Each of them comes in a range of colors including various shades of gold, white, brown, and black. The breed is a lively, alert watchdog, clever and friendly.

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– Shar Pei

The breed has a blue-black tongue. The name means sand skin and refers to the texture of their short and rough coat. Shar pei puppies are a lot more wrinkly than adults.

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– Rampur Greyhound

The dogs are originally from Rampur in the Northern India. With their slimy long legs like fashion model figures, human used them for hunting bigger hunters like lions and tigers.

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– Kintamani

A spitz-like, white, piebald or tricolored (white, gold and black) dog breed from Bali.

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– Sinhala Hound

Named after the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka that may be genetically linked to the Basenji and Dingo. The Sinhala hound is alert and obedient.

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– Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu originated in Japan. The Shiba Inu was used primarily as hunting dogs for small games and birds.

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– Kai Ken

The Kai Ken has been bred for centuries. It is an extremely rare dog even in its native land and is related to the Japanese Spitz dog type.

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– Shikoku

The Shikoku is a native, primitive Japanese breed of dog from Shikoku island that is similar to a Shiba Inu.

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– Hokkaido

Other names for the breed include Ainu-ken, Seta, Ainu dog. In Japan, its name is sometimes shortened to Dō-ken. The Hokkaido is native to the prefecture of the same name in Japan.

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– Kishu

The Kishu, sometimes called Kishu Ken or Kishu Inu, is a Japanese breed of dog, developed there for thousands of years. It is descended from ancient medium-sized breeds and named after the Kishu region, now Wakayama Prefecture.

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– Japanese Chin

A very small, black-and-white or red-and-white dog breed with a silky coat and an up-curled tail. It is considered the Japanese fellow of the King Charles Spaniel or the Pekingese.

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– Japanese Spitz

They have very thick, pure white double coat. They are active, loyal, obedient, and bright dogs, known for their great courage, affection, and devotion. They are great watchdogs and ideal companions for older people and small children.

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– Japanese Terrier

A rare breed developed from Smooth Fox Terriers brought to Japan by Dutch sailors during the 17th and 18th century.

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– Sanshu

A robust dog looking very much like small Akitas (or large Shiba), but less curly tails. The hair colors may be red, tan, white, grey, fawn, and pied.

The Sanshu is used as a guard and companion dog.  The breed has never achieved any official recognition.

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– Akita

The unique of them are courage, alert, and devote to their couple and family.

They are also extraordinary affection and loyalty to their packs.They always protect their territories, and always keep an eye on strangers.

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– Dosa

A large breed from Korea. This gentle giant is sweet-natured, noble, majestic, friendly and intelligent. The Dosa likes mingling with people and other pets.

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– Jindo

A spitz-type hunting dog, agile just likes a cat. Homeward Bound heroes, when they can never be lost and always come home safely.

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– Poong san

The largest and toughest of all native Korean dog breeds, Poong sans look alike Malamutes or Siberian Huskies. They come in white, red-brown, grey, black or brindle coat.

They were the breed hunting tigers, deer and wild boars.

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– Sapsal (also known as Sapsali or Sapsaree)

A rare, long hair, medium-sized Korean dog breed is a good companion breed.

Locals believe that the breed can dispel evil spirits from a family’s home.

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– Thai Bang-kaew dog.

This breed is rather tame dog, since their independence mind and intelligence.

Bang-kaew is a hybrid of foxes and family dogs while a great flood separated them there for almost a century. They have very thick, double coat.

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– Thai Ridgeback

They are one of original Thai dog breeds with medium size, very short hair and triangular ears. The unique appearance is the ridge of hair growing upside down its spine.

They are tough, high-power, protective, and attentive..

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– Tibetan Mastiff

An athletic, silent but kind dog, Tibetan Mastiff is a large, but not a giant breed. The coat around their necks are heavier thick than other parts, with rough guard hair and woolly undercoat.

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– Phu Quoc Dog

A ridgebacked dog from the island of Phu Quoc in southern of Vietnam. The Phu Quoc Ridgeback is one of three breeds that has folded hair that runs along their backs in the opposite direction from the rest of the coat.

The Phu Quoc is the smallest of the three ridgeback breeds.

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– Telomain

The Telomian looks very similar to other feral and primitive dogs. There are mid-sized, square built dog with erect ears and parti-colored black-and-white coat. They are avid hunters and particularly enjoy hunting food, like hidden treats.

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Which some of them is in your family?

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