Prepare to celebrate one of the biggest holidays on the entire planet, Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a 15-day celebration filled with vibrant colors and traditions that kicks off on February 16th this year. As we say goodbye to the Year of the Rooster, we welcome in the Year of the Dog. To help you get your Year of the Dog started, we made these Dogs of China Coloring Pages. They feature breeds of dogs that originated in china plus one honorable mention.
So sweep away all the ill-fortunes of the past and start the new year off with a clean house before you have fun chasing the Nian with firecrackers and send it running back to the woods and water! Remember that red represents abundance, good luck, and joy so be sure to hang plenty of red decorations.
Then sit down with family to welcome good fortune and a creative New Year with these coloring pages created by artist Collin Epstein. Stop by his website to see more of his work!
Click the images below to download the printable PDF for each design.
The Pug is considered a “sociable and gentle companion” and if you’ve spent any time on the internet you know they are beloved by many. This breed is thought to have originated during the Ming dynasty of China (1368–1644), not as ancient as some of the dogs on this post but maybe the cutest? You decide.
The Chow Chow is an ancient breed from China thought by some to have originated 2000-3000 years ago. It’s adorable and fluffy and translates from Chinese to the “puffy-lion dog.”
Shar Pei puppies seem to be born with skin way too large, but they soon grow into it as they age. During the Communist Revolution a Hong Kong man, Matgo Law, helped save the shrinking population of Shar Pei by bringing nearly 200 of them into the United States and their puppies are the Shar Pei you see living today.
The Pekingese typically grows to 7-14 pounds and in a show, anything over 15 will be disqualified so keep up with those daily walks! This ancient breed has been confirmed to be one of the most ancient dog breeds according to DNA analysis and one of the least genetically diverged from the wolf!
Chinese Crested Dog
The Hairless Chinese Crested Dog isn’t actually Chinese and they aren’t always hairless. The breed is believed to have origins stemming from Africa and Mexico. One litter of puppies may have some Hairless puppies and some puppies with a fur coat called Powderpuff Chinese Crested Dogs.
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