Who’s a lucky dog? 5 Luckiest Breeds

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Dogs symbolize loyalty and devotion. This Chinese zodiac animal is powerful in feng shui. Canines have always been there for humans showing resilience and courage in adversity. Literature, art, and mythology show humanity’s ageless fascination with designer breeds. Dog owners often attribute their success, tranquility, and health to their pet’s presence. So, today on the blog, our Morristown dog care experts at AllDogs Canine Care Center share the five luckiest dog breeds you can add as a new furry family member.

  1. Pugs

Pugs are Chinese luck symbols and continue to bring luck and friendship after 2,000 years. Large, round heads, sparkling eyes, and furrowed foreheads give them humanlike facial expressions that amuse their owners. They’re cute, playful, and always up to something silly.

Around 400 B.C., the breed appeared and became popular with Tibetan monks. Chinese Emperors kept Pugs as pets and noticed that their wrinkles resembled the Chinese character for Prince, leading to the belief that Pugs bring good fortune. So, pugs received royal treatment and bodyguards. On the other hand, folklore says a pug alerted the Prince of Orange to an impending Spanish attack on his camp. Since then, the breed has been the royal House of Orange’s symbol.

  1. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are ancient Chinese wolf descendants called Senji, which means Lion Dog. Our Jefferson City dog care experts explain that Shih Tzus are energetic, playful, have a great disposition, and love kids, despite their wolf-family connection.

Shih Tzus originated in Tibet around 624 CE. and were bred allegedly by monks as Holy dogs alongside other breeds. Shi Tzu’s good luck comes from Buddhism since the Buddha possibly owned one. An old myth says the Buddha’s Shi Tzu defended him from robbers by transforming into a lion. Then, Buddha thanked him by kissing his forehead, leaving a white mark known as the “Buddha’s kiss.”

  1. Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested can be bald or a powder puff. They’re small but mighty and like games, hugs, and other activities. Once they accept you, they’re loyal. But unfortunately, some are hostile to new people and young children and need early socialization.

We can only speculate about the Chinese Crested’s early history. Large imported African or Mexican hairless dogs in China were bred down to smaller sizes. Chinese ships carried Cresteds that became famous for catching disease-carrying rats like shipboard exterminators. Chinese Ship Dogs were deemed lucky and traded among sailors in seaports worldwide.

  1. Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apsos are small, sturdy dogs with noble bearings. Their signature garment is a floor-length, split coat. Long, fluffy tails are typical of Tibetan breeds. Lhasas are witty and confident within their families but distant from strangers. Cuteness and kindness make them famous, say our Morristown dog care experts.

Lhasa Apsos appeared in the U.S. in the early 1900s but were sentinels in the Himalayas. Then, around 800 CE, they were first recorded in Tibet. This silky-haired breed guarded monasteries and Tibetan homes. Their piercing bark could warn owners of intruders, and Mastiff friends could chase away attackers. Some believe Lhasa Apsos contain human souls awaiting reincarnation, making them lucky. Lhasa Apsos were once rare and only available as a gift that signifies peace, health, and success.

  1. Chow Chow

Chow Chows are dignified and reserved. Independent and proud, they act cat-like sometimes. Chows are 20 inches tall at the shoulder with a ruff Lion’s mane, blue-black tongue, almond-shaped eyes, and stiff-legged walk. Well-socialized Chows are loyal to family and friends and never aggressive or stubborn. Chows are calm, adaptable urban dogs that housetrain easily and don’t need behavioral training or outdoor playtime.

Chinese chow chows are considered lucky. Chow Chow artifacts date to 206 b.c., making it one of the world’s oldest and most distinctive breeds. Chows may be the ancestors of other spitz-type breeds, such as the Norwegian Elkhound and Pomeranian. Their protein-starved, overpopulated country once ate their forefathers. One theory suggests that Chow comes from the Cantonese word for “edible.”

Dog Experts in Jefferson City and Morristown, Tennessee

While some beliefs say that certain dogs bring good luck, we believe that all dogs are special and loving in their own way. We also believe that we are the lucky ones that get to care for your adorable pups every day! Please call (865) 475-2225 or contact us online for more information about our dog spa or doggy daycamp.