Xiasi Quan

Xiasi Quan

Affectionate, Faithful, Alert

The Xiasi Quan is a lean muscular-looking dog with a wiry white or cream-colored coat, pointed ears, and a large face.

Xiasi Quan

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 17 – 20 inches

Weight

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  • 22 – 60 lbs.

Lifetime

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  • 12 – 14 years

Health Risk

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Ear Infection

What is it?:

Otitis externa, media, and internal are the three types of ear infections. Inflammation affects the layer of cells lining the external portion of the ear canal most commonly in cases of otitis externa. The terms otitis media and interna refer to infections of the inner and middle ear canals.

% of dogs affected

15%

Clinical signs

The clinical symptoms of this condition may include –

  • Bad odor
  • Discharge of a dark-colored liquid
  • Inflammation and redness of the ear canal
  • Pain in the ear
  • Scratching of the ear
  • Itchiness may lead to the scabbing and formation of wounds

Treatment

The treatment for ear infections starts with cleaning the ear with a medical cleanser. The topical medicine may be prescribed on the basis of the infection. While in severe cases oral medication such as anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics may be prescribed. In more severe cases where the infection does not heal, Total Ear Canal Ablation surgery may be recommended. In this situation, the ear canal is removed to avoid future infections.

Average Vet Bill

$3000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $2700

80% = $2400

70% = $2100

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Hip Dysplasia

What is it?:

Hip Dysplasia is a condition caused during the growing period that causes an abnormality in the hip. It can be caused by various factors such as genetics, exercise, hormones, weight and diet.

% of dogs affected

20%

Clinical signs

The symptoms of Hip Dysplasia are:

  • Reduction in activity
  • Lameness in and weakness in the hind legs
  • Popping sound in the joint
  • Hopping while walking
  • Discomfort in standing
  • Lethargy and reluctance to movement

Treatment

  • Joint Supplements for better health of the bones
  • Anti- Inflammatory medications for pain relief and reduction in swelling of the joints
  • Physical therapy is recommended for a better range of movement
  • In severe cases, surgery such as Total hip replacement, Femoral head ostectomy, and Double or triple pelvic osteotomy is to be performed to improve the quality of life of the dog.

Average Vet Bill

$5000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $4500

80% = $4000

70% = $3500

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Personality

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Intelligent

The Xiasi Quan are said to be one of the smartest dog breeds that are obedient and can quickly learn tips and tricks after a few trials.

Friendly

They are an affectionate dog breed that is typically non aggressive and prove to be good family dogs. They are easy to train and love their families.

Alert

They are great watchdogs and do not miss any activity going on around them.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

The Xiasi Quan have a wiry rough coat which is of medium length.

Colors

Their coat is normally of different shades of white or cream.

Hypoallergenic

No

Grooming

The Xiasi Quan has a wiry coat that requires weekly brushing. They do not shed a lot of hair but they do require brushing to make their coat look presentable. Because they have a white coat, their coat might get dirty and requires occasional bathing.

Training

The Xiasi Quan are easy to train and are quick learners. They bond well with their families and can be trained to do various things like running along your bicycle. They require long walks or runs to maintain their physique.

Xiasi Quan: Introduction to the Breed

The Xiasi Quan is a Chinese dog breed and has its origins in the Guizhou province of China. They were named after the local village of Xiasi and were considered to be a good omen as they were believed to bring prosperity. The dog breed’s purpose was to catch prey for their owners to trade and to protect their homes. Xiasi Quan was also used to fight boars in competitions. Even though they are a hunting breed their non-aggressive behavior at home made them popular pets. The sad fact is that these dogs are on the brink of their extinction but they are the most adorable pets to have.

Xiasi Quan Physical Characteristics:

  • Wiry medium coat
  • Large head
  • Pointed ears
  • Muscular body

Xiasi Quan is best suited for pet owners:

  • Who are active
  • Who have children
  • Who has time to groom their pets
  • Who has time to train their pet
  • Who wants a watchdog
  • Who wants a gentle cuddle buddy

Things to know before deciding to own a Xiasi Quan

  • The Xiasi Quan is a dog breed that is critically endangered. There are only 270 pure breeds left.
  • They are a hunting dog breed and need regular exercise to stay physically fit. Regular jogs or playing in the backyard are a good way of utilizing their energy.
  • They are hunting dogs and may consider cats or rabbits as prey, they should be trained to attack other species.

Conclusion

The Xiasi Quan may be a hunting dog breed, which is courageous and fearless but they are also known to be great home pets. They are not aggressive and have a people-pleasing streak. They also serve to be great watchdogs and will protect your homes. The sad fact is that these dogs are on the brink of their extinction. They have a gentle temperament and can become your best cuddle buddies.

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