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Chinese Crested Breed Fact Sheet

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Chinese Crested Breed Information

Group 1: Toys

Energy Level: Moderate - high

Original Function: companion

Temperament: Lively, Gentle, Devoted, never vicious.

Characteristics: Two distinct types of this breed; Deer type, racy and fine boned, and Cobby type, heavier in body and bone.

Recommended for: Most people/families, Allergy suffers

Be Aware: Vulnerable to sunburn.

Lifespan: 10+ yrs

 

Height: Dogs 28-33 cm (11-13 ins) at withers Bitches 23-30 cm (9-12 ins) at withers

Weight: varies considerably, but should not be over 5.5 kg (12 lbs).

Colour: Any colour or combination of colours.

Coat: No large patches of hair anywhere on body. Skin fine grained, smooth, warm to the touch. In Powder Puffs coat consists of an undercoat with soft veil of long hair, veil coat a feature.

General Appearance: A small, active and graceful dog; medium to fine boned, smooth hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only; or covered with a soft veil of hair. Dark eyes, large erect ears that sit to the side of the head. Long tail.

 

 

The Chinese Crested origins are not known but they have many similarities to the Mexican Hairless. The two types, the Hairless and the Powder puff often occur in the same litter.
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 and likes to hug and smile. 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 are very affectionate and become very attached to their owner, they crave constant companionship. They make ideal pets for those in apartments and for the elderly.

Grooming- They are very clean, with no doggie odor and are not prone to fleas or ticks. Power Puffs need a lot more grooming. Daily brushing of the Powder Puff's long, fine, double coat is recommended, taking extra care when the dog is shedding. The wooly undercoat becomes matted if neglected. Bathe the Hairless frequently and massage a little oil or cream into the skin to keep it supple. These dogs shed little to no hair and are great for allergy sufferers.

Exercise- a regular playing session would be fine, but they do enjoy a walk as well.

Health- This breed is sturdy; the Hairless does need protection from the sun and will need a coat in the cooler months. They can also have a reaction to wool.
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