The Chinese crested dog is a smaller (10Ė13
lbs) hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds,
the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, both with
and without fur, which are born in the same litter:
the Hairless and the Powderpuff.
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog Breed
Chinese Crested Dog Classification:
Chinese Crested Dogs are companion dogs
but were initially used to hunt vermin.
Other Names: Crested, Puff, Hairless,
Powder Puff, PowderPuff Crested, Chinese
Edible Dog, Chinese Ship Dog, Chinese
Royal Hairless, Treasure House Guardian,
Origins: The Chinese Crested Dog
desceneded from the African Hairless Dog.
The dog was miniaturized through selective
breeding. It is believed the breed was
used aboard ships to manage the vermin
Description: Chinese Crested Dogs
are small in size and a distinctive appearance.
Their profile resembles that of a chihuahua,
but their coats (or lack there of) are
Size: Chinese Crested Dogs weigh
between 5 to 12 lbs and they stand 9 to
13 inches tall.
9-13 inches tall
Coat: The Chinese Crested dog
comes in two varieties the: Hairless and
Powderpuff. The Hairless Chinese Crested
Dog has no heair except on the crest of
it's head, toes and a plume on its tail.
The Powderpuff Chinese Crested is covered
with long, silky soft hair. They come
ina variety of colors.
Disposition: Chinese Crested Dogs
are affectionate, they are lively and
engaging. Chinese Crested Dogs can be
willful but they do like to please, so
they can be trained though its often not
Type Dog: Chinese Crested Dogs
are companion dogs.
Litter Size: Chinese Crested Dogs
give birth to litters of 2 to 4 puppies.
Behavior: Chinese Crested Dogs
do not require much exercise they do however
require a moderate amount of grooming,
to avoid dryness, or skin conditions.
Traits: Affectionate, lively,
Country of Origin: China
Life Span: Chinese Crested Dogs
typically live 12 to 14 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC (UK), NZKC, UKC