These dogs were first bred by the Orang Asli people of Malaysia to hunt vermin. The Orang Asli build all of their houses on stilts because there are too many scary things on the ground at night, such as snakes, scorpions, poisonous insects, army ants, and hungry animals. So the telomians have learned to climb the ladders into the houses, where they can be safe, too.
|Malaysia is the light orange country|
Telomians are fairly small dogs that weigh between 18 and 28 pounds. They are 15-18 inches tall and have kind of a long back. In color, they can be fawn-and-white, black-and-white, or black-and-tan. Telomians have blue tongues, just like chow chows. The bitches only go into heat once a year, just like dingos, New Guinea Singing Dogs, and basenjis. Usually this happens in September or October.
So anyway, now you know about telomians. I think they are pretty cute, but not as cute as basenjis, of course!