Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Chinese Crested dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Chinese Crested.

Chinese Crested Guide and Fact File

Height: 12 inches                                            Weight: 4.5 kg

Size of Dog: Small                                          Breed Type and Dog Group: Toy Group

Country of Origin: China (Although believed to have derived from the African Hairless Dog)

Exercise Needs: The Chinese Crested Dog requires a daily walk and some play time

Coat Type: The Chinese Crested Hairless variety is hairless except for silky hair on its head, tail & feet. The other type which can be produced from the same litter is called the Powder Puff which has a long, silky coat.

Shedding hairs: The Hairless dog doesn't shed hair. The Powder Puff is an average shedder.

Grooming needs: Very low for the Hairless, High for the Powder Puff Chinese Crested

Training a Chinese Crested (Trainability): Fairly easy to train

Other Names of Chinese Crested: Chinese Crested Powder Puff, Ship Dog, Royal Dog

Chinese Crested Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 10 - 12 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size for the Chinese Crested is 2-4 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Affectionate, Loyal, Alert, Playful and Elegant

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Chinese Crested puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Chinese Crested dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs

Chinese Crested puppies and dogs are very faithful and devoted companions. This breed requires an owner who will handle it in a gentle manner as it's a little dog that cannot be handled roughly at all but at the same time shouldn't be treated like a baby as this can make the dog feel frustrated. It will bond well with children that are gentle with them. This is a lovely, kind-hearted dog that loves human companionship and becomes extremely attached to their owners. There are two types of Chinese Crested dogs; one is the Hairless type and the other is the Powder Puff. The Hairless type literally has not hair other than on the top of their head, ears and feet. Their skin is soft and smooth and it must be cared for well in order to avoid skin infections and conditions such as sunburn. Please see the Health Issues link above for more information.

Choosing Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Chinese Crested puppies grow into small sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Chinese Crested puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. This breed is prone to a few health conditions such as dental problems, eye and ear infections so it is very important to keep a frequent check on these areas in particular. Regular visits to the vet will help to detect any early signs of health deterioration. The hairless type should be bathed weekly as it must be kept clean to maintain the upkeep of the skin's health. The Powder Puff requires daily grooming as it has long hair. The Chinese Crested dog and puppy enjoys a daily walk and some time for play. It should be fed a good diet that is well-balanced and will not encourage tooth decay.

Chinese Crested Puppies and Dogs
Our Chinese Crested guide and fact file will provide you with interesting facts and information about your favorite type of puppy or dog. Check out our articles on training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female dog names and Chinese Crested illness and health problems

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