Chinese Imperial Dog Information

use keyboard arrows for additional information about this breed

The Chinese Imperial Dog is a compact, well-muscled toy breed with sturdy bone structure and a sweet facial expression. They have well-developed bone structure and a body that is properly proportioned.

add info

Character

The Chinese Imperial Dog is a wonderful pet and family companion. They are spunky, cheerful, and playful, and they are very loving and affectionate. They are intelligent and social, and they are trusting of most people. They are content to sit quietly on someone’s lap for long periods of time, and they are very cooperative. They have an independent streak and they are full of energy.

add info

Size

6 - 9 inches

9-12 inches
add info

Weight

5 - 9 pounds

7-12 pounds
add info

General Health

Because of their small size, the Chinese Imperial Dog is prone to hypoglycemia. When coming from a reliable breeder, the Chinese Imperial Dog has very few health-related issues or concerns. They typically live for 10 to 15 years.


The average lifespan for this breed is 10 years but they occasionally live up to 15.

They can live up to 12-15 years.

add info

History

The Chinese Imperial Dog is a very rare breed that originated in China.

add info

Maintenance

The Chinese Imperial Dog’s coat should be trimmed about once per month. Occasional bathing, ear checks, and nail clippings should also be administered.

add info

Ideal Environment

The Chinese Imperial Dog is well suited to any indoor environment. They love to play, but their exercise requirement is comparatively low.

add info

Dog Training!

If you're having problems training your dog or getting control, you should read our review of DogProblems.com. Adam will do whatever it takes to help you whip your dog into shape. I've used them to help with my Great Dane as well as help friends train their dogs. It's the first place I go to help answer users Questions. Many training issues are too extensive to answer in this forum, which is why I refer a lot of the load to his site. Update: I've been using and recommending DogProblems for three years now. I, as well as my users, value the techniques we've learned. I get weekly emails from users who have become better owners from the information they received.

Find your new Pooch

Puppies For Sale Find a Breeder Rescue a Dog
Be the First to take out an Ad! Affenpinscher
Berlin, DE
Die Hobbyzucht im „Butzemannhaus“ ist geprägt von Liebe und Respekt gegenüber den Tieren. Ich sehe meine Tiere nicht...
Be the First to take out an Ad!

Chinese Imperial Dog Q&A

Ask a Question
Photo

Do the chinese imperials shed?

Photo

Do they shed?

All dogs with fur shed. Dogs with Hair don't shed as much.

Photo

these chinese imperial are different from the shi tzu, right?

Genetically, they are the same dog. The Chinese Imperial is the name given to those shih tzu who are under 9 pounds and under 9" tall. I have several in the 3.75 to 5 pound range and I can tell you that they are very healthy little dogs and the "myth" that they are somehow unhealthy because of their size is hogwash! There is a breed club that has been around for quite a while now dedicated to these little treasurers .. The Chinese Imperial Dog Club of America www.cidclub.com. There is also now a registry that certifies the size and pedigree's on these dogs and the registry is now registering up to 4th generation CIDs. Fourth Generation dogs have both parents registered and certified, all 4 grand parents, and all 8 great grand parents all registered and certified to be under 9 pounds and under 9" tall at at least 14 mo of age. If anyone is interested in registering their CID the website is www.Chinese-Imperial-Dog-RegistryOfAmerica.com . You can also find breeders who have certified, registered CIDs.

Photo

Is it normal for a Chinese Imperial to sweat a lot on its belly?

View all Q&A

Chinese Imperial Dog Photos

Upload a Photo

Relevant Blogs