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Chinese Crested Dog Info

Chinese Crested Dog Breed Information

Learn all about Chinese Crested Dogs at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Chinese Crested Dog, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Chinese Crested Dog breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
Chinese Crested Dog Picture
Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 11-13" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 0-0 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 5-12 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Chinese Crested Dog is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 5 lbs that can reach 12 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, KCGB, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Chinese Crested Dog breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Chinese Crested Dog should know that the average litter size is between [LitterMin] to [LitterMax] puppies.

Chinese Crested Dog Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin China Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements daily
Barks Dangerous no

Chinese Crested Dog Temperament

The most popular of the hairless breed, the Chinese Crested are still very rare. These dogs are sweet, lively, playful and cuddly. They are exceptionally loving. Affectionate with children. Children should be taught not to be rough with this breed as it is friendly, but it does not have the protective hair that other breeds have and can get injured easily. They are an entertaining companion. Intelligent and very alert. Puppies should be well-socialized and exposed to loud noises when young to avoid potential timidity. If its owners do not baby them, these dogs can grow up to be a very well-adjusted dog. They have an ability to perform tricks and are generally good with other pets. They are not barkers. Chinese Crested Dogs like to climb and dig holes. They tend to become very attached to their owners.

Health Problems

Exposed skin needs special care to prevent skin problems and irritations. The breed should be protected with sunscreen. Many Chinese Crested are allergic to lanolin and wool. Their teeth should be well cared for to prevent decay. Hairless dogs often lose many teeth as young adults. They should not be given bones to chew as they often have an incomplete set of teeth. The Hairless variety has the ancient forward- pointing canine teeth or "tusks" as they are called, but usually these are the first teeth to go. Powder Puffs (the long-haired variety of the hairless) generally have normal teeth and breeders are hoping to improve the dentition of the hairless variety by interbreeding with Powder Puffs. Each hairless dog carries one gene for hairless and one gene for hair, as a combination of the two hairless genes is fatal.

Chinese Crested Dog Coat

Chinese Crested Dog Dog Colors

Any color or combination of colors

Recognized By

CKC, FCI, AKC, KCGB, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR

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