Chinese Chongqing

Chinese Chongqing


The short length of their distinctive coat makes it simple to appreciate their powerful body, which is characteristic of a medium-sized, sturdy, and muscular breed. They have a broad head with a notably short nose, and they are squarely constructed. They go by many names - The Bamboo Ratter, Linshui Dog, Hechuan Dog and Sichuan Hunting Dog.

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Breed Profile







Life Span

10 – 12




Hip Dysplasia

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What is it?: 

Hip dysplasia is a hip malformation that arises throughout development. The hip joint is made up of a ball and socket joint. Both the ball and the socket in the pelvis must expand at the same rate during development.

This regular development throughout puppyhood does not occur in hip dysplasia. Laxity (looseness) of the joint occurs as a result, followed by degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis (OA), the body's effort to fix the loose hip joint.

Clinical signs

  • Regular or sporadic lameness

  • Having no prior trauma or injury and yet limping

  • Joints making popping and cracking noises

  • “Bunny hopping” when running

  • Difficulty in standing

  • Abnormal postures while seated

  • Having problems getting into and out of cars, climbing stairs, or getting on and off furniture


Treatment is determined by the clinical indicators and level of discomfort displayed by the pet. There are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines that are quite effective and have little negative effects. The medicine is chosen on an individual basis, and several medications may be tested before settling on the most effective one.

Moderate daily activity, avoiding high-impact activities like leaping, may assist the patient stay flexible and improve the surrounding support systems.

Physical therapy has been shown to be quite successful in improving an afflicted dog's quality of life and should be included in any treatment plan. Weight reduction is particularly advised in overweight dogs because extra weight puts unnecessary strain on the hip joints.

Average vet bill for Hip Dysplasia


Reimbursement Rate

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


Your Net payment


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



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What is it?: 

Your typically upbeat dog seems wobbly and perplexed. They then collapse on the ground. They appear to be treading water even if they are unaware of what is happening. They're experiencing a seizure. What can you do to stop it and why is this happening?

Your dog may have a seizure problem if they occur frequently. Epilepsy is another word for that. Seizures in dogs are caused by abnormal, uncontrolled electrical activity bursts that alter the way the dog acts and appears. A twitch or uncontrollable shaking may appear during a seizure, which can last anywhere from a few seconds to many minutes.

Clinical signs

  • Losing consciousness

  • Jerking

  • Stiffening

  • Twitching muscles 

  • Incessant drooling

  • Chomping

  • Chewing the tongue

  • Frothing at the mouth


Although idiopathic epilepsy is thought to be incurable, the condition can be treated with long-term medication use. These drugs work by strengthening the brain's defences against the aberrant electrical impulses that cause seizures.

Phenobarbital is the most frequently prescribed medication for dogs, however there are numerous other options available for long-term therapy should the negative effects of this medication prove to be too severe. Unfortunately, almost all of the alternative medicine options are a lot more expensive. When pharmacological therapy is chosen, it is almost always necessary to check these patients often (usually through serial labwork).

However, for those who experience more severe episodes when extended seizure activity might have life-threatening effects, treatment may also need hospitalization.

However, some dogs might not even need any kind of care. In fact, mild cases might be more prone to experiencing the occasional seizure than to taking a chance on the negative side effects of the medications used to treat them.

Average vet bill for Epilepsy


Reimbursement Rate

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


Your Net payment


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



Chinese Chongqing have quite a reputation for themselves when it comes to their undying fealty.


Linshui Dogs can be very protective and possessive of their owners at times.


Its very important to show Bomboo Ratters, who’s boss when they are young otherwise they can be quite dominating.

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Coat & Colors

Chongqing dogs wear red chili-colored, short, slim coats.




Linshui Dogs have a low-maintenance coat that normally only needs a weekly once-over with a brush to remove excess fur and sporadic baths. But part of their home care should also include routine nail trimming and dental hygiene.


The ideal training methods for Hechuan Dog; the bright, independent breed are compassionate but firm. A productive training programme is built on consistency and positive reinforcement. Additionally, socializing your puppy early on will lessen Sichuan Hunting Dogs innate suspicion of strangers and aid in their development into a polite adult dog.

Chinese Chongqing Breed Origin

China's Chongqing and Sichuan provinces are where the Chinese Chongqing dog first appeared hundreds of years ago. They were adept hunters who also served as watchdogs on small farms and guarded animals. Although they escaped extinction due to the Communist ban on pets in China in the 1900s thanks to their use as working dogs, the subsequent SARS virus outbreak forced the government to slaughter significant numbers of them. They are currently believed to be as rare as giant pandas.

Their short, thin coat frequently reveals their black skin beneath, giving this breed a striking appearance. Their physique is proportionate and well-muscled, with the exception of their muzzle, which is notably short.

Chinese Chongqing Exercise

The Bamboo Ratter puppies require regular exercise to maintain their physical and emotional well-being. Exercises that keep Chongqing residents in shape include brisk walks, treks, and playtime in a fenced backyard with lots of room to run around.

Chinese Chongqing Rare Breed

Linshui Dogs are only thought to be 2000 Chongqing dogs left in the world right now, which makes them one of the world’s rarest breeds. They are hence at least as uncommon as the Chinese Giant Panda. A Chongqing may be easily recognized thanks to a number of distinguishing traits.

Chinese Chongqing Nutrition and Diet

The Sichuan Hunting Dog needs a performance diet that has 30% protein and 20% fat because it is a working dog. To enhance its hunting abilities, you can feed your dog high-quality dry food two to three times every day.

Chinese Chongqing Temperament

The Chongqing is a magnificent, brave dog breed from China. These puppies are devoted to their owners and will aggressively defend them if they feel threatened. They thrive in homes with seasoned pet owners who are comfortable handling such self-appointed bodyguards because of this.

Despite their independence, Chongqing is fun, and enjoys being with their people. They like having excursions as well. However, when in unfenced outdoor places, you should always keep your dog on a leash. Otherwise, their innate urge to hunt can cause them to pursue other creatures.


Linshui Dogs are an extremely loyal breed. They will defend their owners till their last breath and not give their best to protect and keep their owners from getting any harm. The Bamboo Ratters can be easily trained if the pet parent is experienced. They are quick to obey and respond to their commands. They are quite alert and active, as this quality has been intrinsic to their breed since the beginning. And one of the best things about Linshui Dogs is that they shed almost next to none. As Hechuan Dogs are quite rare because of their close encounter with extinction in the 1900s, they are not found easily and when they are found, they are quite expensive to come by. Sichuan Hunting Dogs also drool a lot which makes them a bit messy. As they are quite dominant and are inherently hunting dogs, who have evolved; they are not advisable for 1st-time pet owners, for whom Chongqing can be a bit overwhelming. Given the exact same reason, they aren’t advisable around children, cats, or office spaces.

All said and done, owners should make an informed choice on the basis of this information before welcoming Chinese Chongqing into their life.

Happy Mood and Health to your Doggo and lots of Love and Licks to you!