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Guangxi Hound
Guangxi Hound

Guangxi Hound

The Guangxi Hound is a brave, loyal hunting dog.

Weight

30–50 lb

Height

18–22 in

Lifespan

10–12 yr

Breed Group

Asian and Oceanian

Guangxi Hound History

Guangxi Hounds are native to the autonomous Guangxi region in southern China. For more than 2,000 years, people have used them for hunting wild boar or guarding property.

Also called Guangxi Pentail Greyhounds and Guanxi Terriers, Guangxi Hounds often live as free-roaming dogs in the countryside or the outskirts of cities.

Guangxi Hound Traits

General Appearance

Guangxi Hounds are powerfully built, medium-sized dogs. They have a straight back, tucked abdomen, and long legs.

Coat and Coloring

The Guangxi's thick, short coat comes in various colors—including yellow, gray, black, white, cream, and silver.

Distinctive Physical Traits

A wrinkly face, small eyes, and erect ears are distinguishing features of the breed.

Guangxi Hound Temperament

Guangxi Hounds are brave, independent (and sometimes stubborn) pups. They make loyal companions and excellent guard dogs.

Guangxi Hound Care

Nutrition

These dogs thrive on a high-quality diet formulated for their life stage. To help your dog maintain a healthy weight, measure their portions to avoid overfeeding, and keep an eye on how many treats you're giving them. As a guideline, treats should make up no more than 10% of a dog's daily calories.

Grooming

Weekly brushing and the occasional bath are usually all it takes to keep Guangxi looking their best. To reduce your dog's chance of ear infections, check their ears regularly and clean them as needed to remove wax build-up and debris.

Nail trims should also be part of every dog's grooming routine. If your pup's nails grow too long, they can cause pain and potentially lead to problems running or walking.

Lastly, good dental hygiene will support your dog's overall health. Dental disease is one of the most common health conditions in adult dogs. Left untreated, it can contribute to other serious issues. In addition to professional cleanings, establish an at-home dental care program that includes regular teeth brushing and veterinarian-recommended dental chews.

Exercise

Guangxi Hounds need daily opportunities to exercise their minds and bodies. Long walks and hikes allow them to release pent-up energy and sniff the world around them—keeping them happy and healthy.

Training

These strong-willed and independent dogs need to know you're the pack leader. And a firm but gentle approach during training sessions can help with this.

In addition to basic obedience, Guangxi Hounds benefit from early socialization. Introducing them to different people and environments when they're young helps them develop into confident, well-mannered adult dogs.

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