- Full Name
- Chinese Crested
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- Life Span
- 13 - 18 years
- 8 - 12 pounds
Chinese Crested may just be the most unique-looking dog in the world; they are playful and loving and bring joy and happiness. Their look says a lot about them - funny, attention seeking, and very social.
They are the ultimate companion dog, as they do not have a huge desire to go out, play rough, fetch, or do other typical "dog like" things we expect in a breed such as a labrador. Their "suave" look translates down into their personality. They are hypoallergenic and do not shed. However, they are prone to sunburns and rashes, so they still need some grooming and maintenance.
The Chinese Crested dog comes in two main varieties, the hairless and powderpuff, but they are unique as they come in hundreds of color combinations. Even the "hairless" variety actually has hair on the head, feet, and tail.
The Chinese Crested is fairly trainable, but they are intelligent and can be independent, so it is essential to have a routine and discipline, or they can learn to take advantage of situations. Because of this "wittiness," they have been given the "mischievous" badge, as they are sometimes too smart and witty for their own good!
- Bred For
- Accompaning Chinese sailors on the high seas and hunting vermin during and in between times of plague
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Chinese Crested good with children?
Is the Chinese Crested friendly with strangers?
Is the Chinese Crested friendly with other dogs?
Does the Chinese Crested like to cuddle?
Does the Chinese Crested like to play?
Does the Chinese Crested make a good service dog?
Is the Chinese Crested good for first-time owners?
How well can the Chinese Crested be trained?
Does the Chinese Crested shed a lot?
Is the Chinese Crested easy to groom?
Does the Chinese Crested need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Chinese Crested?
How much does the Chinese Crested bark? Does the Chinese Crested bark too much?
Is the Chinese Crested a good guard dog?
Is the Chinese Crested good at staying alone? Is the Chinese Crested independent?
Is the Chinese Crested a good apartment dog?
How big is the Chinese Crested?
How much does the Chinese Crested tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Chinese Crested?
How much does the Chinese Crested tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Chinese Crested?
Does the Chinese Crested try to run away?
Is the Chinese Crested a healthy dog? The health of a Chinese Crested should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Chinese Crested?
How much does the Chinese Crested drool?
Does the Chinese Crested have a large prey drive? Does the Chinese Crested like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Chinese Crested atheltic?
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