The purpose of the Chinese Imperial Dog is that of personal and family
companion. They are sturdy, happy, playful little dogs with an
loving temperament that is ideal for their role in life. They are
out-going, trusting and energetic little dogs that will also be content
quietly on a lap for as long as it is allowed. They are vivacious and
cooperative with a streak of independence. Their facial expression is
wide-eyed and innocent. They are compact, well boned and muscled dogs
substance appropriate to their size.
Area of Origin: China
Date of Origin:
700 A.D. in some records.
Foot Warmer to the
Under 9 inches
Under 9 pounds
Trimmed to a puppy cut. Can be a
beautiful assortment of colors including black, auburn, copper,
cinnamon, chocolate and many more.
The Chinese Imperial is outgoing, friendly, affectionate, happy and
This dog is a playful,
energetic little dog that also loves to lay quietly on a lap for as
long as it
If the coat is kept according to the
standard: occasional bathing, ear care and regular clipping.
Easy, these dogs just want to
please. They do well in puppy classes.
Low, but loves to play.
The Chinese Imperial Dog
was first bred in China in the Imperial Palace where the smaller ones
carried by the nobility in their kimono sleeves. After coming to the
were always breeders that bred the smaller dogs but the Chinese
Imperial Dog did
not receive recognition until March of 2005.