Thinking about purchasing an Chinese Crested? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Chinese Crested breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Chinese Crested owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Chinese Crested and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Chinese Crested Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Chinese Crested and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Chinese Crested Profile
The Chinese Crested is a fine-boned, elegant and graceful dog who makes a loving companion, playful and entertaining. Chinese Cresteds adore food and will leap about in anticipation of a tiny bite. They are friendly, affable, and entertaining. They will be devoted to their owners, and largely enjoy the company of humans. There are two types, the Hairless with hair plumes only on the head, tail and feet, and the Powderpuff who is completely covered with hair. A friendly family dog, the Chinese Crested is not aggressive towards children or other animals. Chinese Cresteds are known for their ability to "hug", as they can cling with their toes toys, food, or even people. Often the breeding of only hairless dogs to hairless dogs create toenail and teeth abnormalities, and therefore are most likely more healthy if bred a hairless to a powderpuff. They do not make good kennel dogs, because they love the companionship of a home. They do best as a one dog family and sometimes do not like to be over-handled by strangers. Odorless and hairless, they are a very low maintenance breed.
Other Names: Chinese Hairless, Chinese Edible Dog, Chinese Ship Dog, Chinese Royal Hairless. In Egypt it was called the Pyramid or Giza Hairless, and in Africa it was called the South African Hairless, and in Turkey it was known was the Turkish Hairless.
Type: Companion Dog
9 - 13 inches.
Cresteds can be any color or combination of colors. The hairless have
skin that is often pink and dark grey with spots.
Cresteds are affectionate, lively, intelligent, alert, inquisitive. They love
to be around people and will beg endlessly for a small scrap of food. They are
not aggressive, but some do not like to be handled excessively. They are known
for their grasping paws, able to hold onto toys, good and even to hug a human.
They are good with kids and other pets, but are not good for security due to
their affectionate nature. They are devoted, playful and should be socialized.
Chinese Cresteds outward appearance certainly deceives their inner heart.
Watch-dog: Low. Chinese
Cresteds are very friendly towards everyone.
Chinese Crested Care and Training:
Weekly grooming of the Powderpuff Chinese Cresteds. Hairless Chinese
Cresteds needs only skin massaged regularly with cream. They may become sticky
and dirty in hot weather as they perspire. Hairless Chinese Cresteds should
also not be left in bright sunlight because their skin may burn. Both need minimal
exercise. Hairless must be kept warm, especially during winter months.
Activity: Moderate. Cresteds
are toy dogs, often used as lap dogs. They will play and need a good romp or
short walk every day, although they are not highly active.
Chinese Crested Health Issues: Eye problems such as lens luxation, glaucoma and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), luxating patellas, Legg-Perthes disease and skin allergies. Often if two hairless dogs are bred together, some of the puppies are born with missing teeth and claws. Other health concerns include liver shunts and dental problems.
Life Span: 10 -14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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Monday, August 19, 2013