I've always loved dogs so it has been very interesting to see the differences between American and Chinese dogs. I've seen some breeds of dogs common in America in China like a golden retriever and the police had german sheppards. Most of the dogs in China are different breeds I often see in America. One very common characteristic of them is they are very small. We found one dog that wasn't any bigger then my feet. Something very unique to Chinese dogs is how well behaved they are. Whenever we see a local walking their dogs, the dogs never have a leash on. They run around their owner and usually stay within eyesight. This is much different then in America where I feel most dogs not leashed would just sprint away. Most of the dogs will mind their own business. We've even seen some just sleeping in the streets. A previous student named Sam said he felt that Chinese dogs are very stoic and I think this is a good description of them. With how much is going on all the time in China the dogs seem to keep it together. It would be interesting to bring a American dog to China and see how it reacts, and a Chinese dog to America. I wonder how Chinese people go about training their dogs to achieve this level of obedience or if they are used to all the people and cars so there used to this.
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