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Enganese History

The Enganese is a medium-sized, confident and energetic working and herding dog. The origins of this majestic and harmonious companion can be traced back to Tibet, China and Mongolia. The Tibetan Mastiff is the original ancestor of the Enganese. This remarkable canine was recognized by the FCI in 2006 as one of the world’s oldest pure-breed dogs. The Tibetan Mastiff has been in continuous existence since 1000 BC. In those days, these brave and loyal companions were used for guarding, protecting and herding. The Himalayan Spaniel, which was imported into Europe in the 1930’s, is closely related to the Tibetan Mastiff and shares many similar characteristics.

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Enganese Physical Characteristics

The Enganese is a medium-sized, long-haired breed of Chinese Shar-Pei. They stand between 14 and 17 inches at the shoulders and weigh between 20 and 40 pounds. The head is wedge-shaped, with a bushy beard and a strong muzzle. The legs of this breed are long and thin. The tail is carried high and the ears are large and floppy. The coat is thick and comes in Brindle, Black, and Red.

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Coat Colors

Fawn, Red, White, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Enganese Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Enganese Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Portosystemic Shunt, Sensitivity or Allergy to Anesthesia, Patellar Luxation, Entropion, Cataracts, Retinal Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

Enganese Temperament and Behaviour

The Enganese is a breed of dog that originated in Australia. They are a working and hunting breed, and require a significant amount of exercise. They are independent, but are also very loyal to their families and are loving and devoted companions. They are gentle and patient, but may be territorial with strangers.

Enganese Activity Requirements

English Setters are great family dogs who are known for being loyal, gentle, and cheerful. Originally bred for hunting, they are known for their intelligence, versatility, and athleticism. The more active an English Setter is, the happier and healthier he will be. They are happiest when they have a job to do. For this reason, they do very well in sports such as obedience, agility, and flyball. They are also great hiking companions. English Setters can be fairly high energy, so they do require regular exercise. This is not a dog who will be happy hanging out at home. If you can provide your Setter with plenty of things to do, he will be a happy, healthy, and well-behaved pet.

Miles Per Day

5 miles

Activity Per Day

30 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Enganese is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Enganese is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Enganese is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Enganese is part of the Unclassified group.

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