In Vietnam, people often prefer imported goods over domestic goods, or believe that imported materials are always better than domestic ones. That xenophilia mentality also applies to pets, regardless of species.


Due to this common mindset among many Vietnamese people, most foreign breed dogs have been treated much better than Vietnamese native dogs, often referred to as "chó ta", or "chó cỏ". Moreover, foreign breed dog owners are generally wealthy enough to provide their pets with comfortable lives. Meanwhile, if a “chó ta” gets sick, people just say: "He must be used to it, just let him be". In addition, these dogs are often caught and sent to slaughterhouses. Each year, the number of them being snatched and killed for meat reaches millions. Some Vietnamese people even keep the thought: "Chó ta is only meant to be a dish while drinking!"


Numerous Vietnamese people have those sick perceptions because they do not realize the strengths of "chó ta". Pure Vietnamese dogs are excellent at watching the house, easy to raise, and extremely bright. In particular, their loyalty to the owners is not inferior to any other dog breeds’. They are also emotional, friendly to children, and very protective of their owners.

We hope that in the near future in Vietnam, no matter what bloodline they have, whether they’re foreign breed or domestic breed, all dogs will be loved and treasured.


Dương Thanh Thư


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