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Chinese Crested Breed Profile


The Chinese Crested dog breed is unique in appearance. They come in two non-shedding varieties: "hairless" and "powderpuff". Both varieties are elegant and graceful and make loving companions. Although they may be reserved around strangers, they tend to be a happy, friendly dogs that are very adaptable to all indoor living arrangements.

Chinese Crested  

Origin:             China
Utilization:      Companion
Registration:   AKC Toy Group
Size:                Small
Height:            11-13 inches
Weight:           10-12 pounds
Lifespan:         15 years
Shedding:        None
Colors:             All colors.

Chinese Crested Links:

 Chinese Crested Gifts
 Chinese Crested Rescue Groups
 American Chinese Crested Club

Grooming:   The non-shedding, coat of either variety needs very little brushing and trimming for neatness.

Social Skills:   This friendly small dog gets along with other dogs and household pets.

Personality:   Very energetic, affectionate and playful. Make good watchdogs.

Children:   Very good with respectful older children.

Housing:   Easily adapts to any indoor living conditions including apartments and condos.

Exercise:   High energy. Loves neighborhood walks and play in the yard.

Training:   Intelligent. Trains easily.

Health:   Susceptible to acne and sunburn. Needs protection for extended periods of cold or sun exposure.

History:   Chinese Crested origin is China (since 13th century) and was often used as a stomach warmer to drive out sickness and also used as a hunter of vermin as a 'Chinese Ship Dog'.

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