Dog with long ears

Dog with long ears

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Dog with long ears

A dog with long ears, also known as a wolf dog, is a type of dog that was bred from wolf and dog crosses during the 17th and 18th centuries in northern China, where the climate is cold and snowy. They are generally smaller and more agile than the typical dog and they have a much longer and more drooping coat. Dogs with long ears do not have a genetic mutation that makes them have large ears like dogs with the mutant trait called "long ears". Dogs with long ears are not related to dingoes and are usually much smaller than dingoes.

A study in 2014 suggested that the long-eared dog breeds might have developed from the indigenous dogs that were brought to the region by the Mongol Empire.


The first records of long-eared dogs were found in the ancient Chinese history of the Eastern Han Dynasty. The Han Dynasty mentioned that the long-eared dogs were bred from dog and wolf crosses. Later on, the breed was spread throughout Northern China, and has been recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Cane Corso Club.

Long-eared dogs were often imported by the Mongols from Mongolia to northern China to protect the country. These dogs were called "Sowai" (or Sáo-wai) and they were used by the Yuan dynasty in the 13th century. As a result of the Sowai, the dogs with long ears became the first recognized dog breeds in China. In the 13th century, there was a surge of long-eared dogs across the Qing Dynasty. The Yuan dynasty used the long-eared dogs to hunt rabbits, foxes, and other rodents, which was similar to how the Mongols use their dingoes today.


A dog with long ears is generally smaller than a typical dog, and their coats are much longer and more droopy. These long-eared dogs are often more agile than a typical dog, and they have shorter legs and a long tail. Compared to other dog breeds, long-eared dogs do not have much body hair, especially in the nose, ears, and tail. Their coats can be long, dense, wiry, or curly. Long-eared dogs are more resistant to the extreme cold weather, which makes them more suitable for their region.

A dog with long ears has an average height of about and weighs. These dogs have dark brown to black hair, which are generally longer than.

A dog with long ears can have a different color. Most of the long-eared dogs have coats that are black and silver, although there are also other colors and patterns. Long-eared dogs are mostly spotted.

Breed standards

The following are the minimum and maximum height, weight, and coat length standards for long-eared dogs. These are from the Kennel Club, the Cane Corso Club, and other dog clubs.

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The following are the minimum and maximum height, weight, and coat length standards for long-eared dogs, which are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Cane Corso Club. These standards are in general use by many long-eared dog breeders.

See also

Dog with long tail


Category:Dog types

Category:Rare dog breeds

Category:FCI breeds

Watch the video: 10 LONG EARED DOG BREEDS (July 2022).


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