The Formosan Mountain Dog is Taiwan’s native dog breed which hunted alongside the indigenous people in mountain terrain. The Atayal tribe considered this dog breed to be sacred. With the introduction of foreign political powers (Netherlands, Japan and China) comes cross-breeding with foreign dog breeds, relocation of indigenous villages, customs to consume dog meat, all that plus the lack of conservative efforts, the breed was almost wiped out. Today few breeders are working hard to repopulate this breed.
Sketch is for my little Canonite Pala! You’re the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and of course an amazing artist! Happy Birthday! May the upcoming year be filled with great travel stories and cameras and all that fun stuff!