Dog Breed Guide: Chinese Crested
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Chinese Crested
Height (to base of neck): 11 – 13″
Weight: 5 – 12lb
Color: Haired varieties can be any color.
Coat: Two varieties exist, the hairless have no body hair but have silky hair on the head, tail and extremities. The Powderpuff variety is fully haired with a double hair coat.
Life Expectancy: 12 – 13 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: Moderate
Breed Nicknames: Crested, Crestie, Powderpuff, Chinese Hairless
Is a Chinese Crested the Right Dog Breed for You?
Initially the Chinese Crested was used by sailors onboard to control vermin. Today they are used as companion animals. They are lively, friendly and affectionate. They do well in urban living and can be housed in apartments. They do not tolerate extreme temperatures and can sunburn easily. Grooming needs are low, but they require regular bathing.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Chinese Crested
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