If you love social media, you must have come across Dúi, a Hmong dog that took over every person’s heart because of his adorable look and smile. The dog looks like a dog and cat hybrid, which is one of the reasons many people loved him.
You are among many if you have never heard of this dog breed. Here are some Hmong dog facts you should know:
They Are Not Dog and Cat Hybrids
As we all know, a dog and cat hybrid is not possible because they are very genetically different. While Hmong dogs have a slight physical resemblance to cats, no other characteristics are similar to cats.
According to Dúi’s adoptive parents, the dog is a hybrid of a short-legged god names Dingo and another native dog breed.
The adoptive parents added that their dog’s cat-like characteristics come from the parent’s corgi mix genes. According to experts, Hmong dogs are a cross breed of jungle wolf and native dog.
Hmong Are an Old Dog Breed
While Hmong dogs came to the public eye in 2020, they belong to the Hmong tribe, one of the oldest tribes in Asia and worldwide. This tribe lived mainly in China and Southeast Asia, and the Hmong dog was popular in Northern Vietnam.
They are among the rarest dog breeds, and it’s almost impossible to get one outside its common areas. If you luckily find one, it might not be a pure breed. If you find a pure breed, it will cost you around $100,000 to get them.
They Are Good Hunting Companion
These dogs are known for their medium and fluffy physical appearance and docked tails. They are, however, naturally strong and muscular. They are also very active and love a lot of movement, like climbing on different surfaces.
This makes a perfect combination for a hunting dog because they can hunt in the woods or mountains.
Vietnam Police use them
Hmong dogs are considered some of the most intelligent and witty dogs. This, plus their excellent training responsiveness, make it easy for police to train to use as border control and sniffing dogs around Vietnam.
They Are Loyal and Friendly
Hmong dogs are some of the most loyal and friendly to people and other pets. They are also easy to train and socialize with. Their cute faces make them even more lovable. With proper care, a Hmong dog can live for up to 20 years.
Hmong dogs make a perfect pet, even if you have kids or other pets. Their cute and fluffy appearance makes them a cute addition to your pet family, but they are among the rarest dogs. Therefore, if you want one, consider looking in its common breeding areas like Vietnam, where Dúi’s adoptive parents found their dog.