Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog, Crested, Puff

Chinese Crested Dog Chinese Crested Dog, Crested, Puff

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 7
  • Training: 3
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 3
  • Security: 3
  • Relations with children: 8
  • Dexterity: 5
  • Shedding: 1


Despite its name, a Chinese crested dog originated not from China at all, though, when you look at it, it does arise association with other small Chinese dogs. This breed originated in Mexico or Africa, accurate data on this subject There are no scientists and they disagree.

However, it is absolutely known that already at the beginning of the 16th century, these dogs accompanied Chinese sailors on ships, and actively fought with rodents, for which they were very appreciated. After all, in combination with tiny size, this property is indispensable on any ship, even in the modern world.

The Chinese Crested Dog was originally slightly larger, but the Chinese reduced their size by crossing, although not it is quite clear which breeds they were crossed with. Them also called Chinese naked, Chinese edible, Chinese ship and chinese royal naked dogs. One of these names indicates that they were eaten.

There are well-founded opinions that this tradition has gone namely from sailors who, sometimes having difficulty with food, let under the knife of their four-legged friends. European travelers documented the presence of these pets on merchant ships of China at the very beginning of the 18th century (1700-1720gg), when they visited China.

Unlike many other Chinese breeds, a Chinese dog does not was considered a purely aristocratic attribute, and they could start it all comers. Although, these dogs lived in the imperial palace. there is even evidence that some considered them to have certain magical properties, obviously due to the ability to be amazing loyal companions. But more about that below. Now in China this the breed is considered rare. Chinese Crested Dog’s first club America was founded in 1974.


The breed of Chinese crested dog is small, Slim physique, slender limbs and small tail. On there is wool on the head, around the ears, and on the legs. Muzzle spiky. There are two varieties of these dogs, some have hair only in the above areas of the body, while others have standard cover. Both the first and second can be observed in one litter.


This breed is an ideal companion, and very often used as a satellite for people with disabilities. However, do not think that they have a very open, friendly and loving nature, this is not so. You could even say that it’s just the opposite. Most of these dogs are loving. only one person of their choice, or several people.

To have good behavior within your family is welcome. if the dog recognizes you as a member of the family, it will be infinite to you betrayed. Because of what, by the way, they are very difficult to experience separation, and can even become destructive from longing. But in relation to to strangers, a completely different picture is observed, and completely correct the nature of the animal is extremely difficult.

Chinese crested dog loves barking at strangers, and it doesn’t matter if you are at home or on the street. Moreover, this barking can be long and the dog can bite a stranger by the leg. IN the process of education you will need to get rid of this negative quality. In addition, during the walk you will need try to keep the dog on a leash.

One thing is good – this breed does not apply to those that require frequent and long walks. This is partly why they are often people with disabilities start because the Chinese a crested dog can literally lie on the bed together all day with you, completely relaxing and not experiencing any discomfort. Although, of course, from time to time to walk them just a must.

Moreover, if you think that they are lazy and phlegmatic animals, this is not so – this is their amazing feature character. If you go for a walk, the dog will be happy play with you, examine the bushes and generally behave like any active cheerful dog. But if you get home, sit down on the sofa and fall asleep, she will lie near you and lie so until in the morning, distracted perhaps by food.

By the way, they jump high and can overcome the fence of 1.5 m tall. It goes without saying that the breed is Chinese Crested the dog often sleeps with its owners in the same bed. If a you do not want your pet to sleep with you, it will have to wean, because such behavior is in their blood. To children are normal, but the child needs to be taught the right handling, as small size and fragile physique make These animals are very vulnerable to damage.

Speaking of children, we mean the children of our family, to they treat unfamiliar children primarily as unfamiliar that is – not very friendly. They are very afraid of the cold, but normally perceive warm and hot weather. This breed is very needs early socialization, which will help make the character more harmonious, flexible and open.


The Chinese crested dog breed is in extreme need of training and the formation of harmonious behavior. If you ignore given recommendation, then you expect constant problems with strangers around you. And this, you see, is not necessary at all. In addition, over time, the dog’s character will deteriorate if you you will only let her do whatever she pleases, and you won’t pay attention to control.

First of all, pay attention to the cancellation commands, and basic teams. If this is a companion to a person with disabilities, you can’t stop at the basic commands. Besides, be sure to limit your pet’s desire to bark at all around and grab their legs, pay great attention to obedience and normal behavior.


The breed is a Chinese crested dog that needs to be combed out. especially if you have a variety that has full cover all over the body. And you need to do this 2-3 times a week. Many owners also take their pets to dog hairdressers. Keep in mind that the hairless type has very sensitive skin, and you only need to wear a dog outside, try at home in winter maintain optimal warm air temperature.

Claws are cut 2-3 times a month, always keep clean ears and eyes of the animal, and bathe it 2-3 times a week, shampoo with suitable pH. However, there is no need to apply sunscreen, moisturizing lotion, etc., as most often it only causes skin problems.

Common diseases

The breed of Chinese crested dog has some problems with health, as well as most other breeds, including:

  • problems with teeth – they usually arise due to genetic link between dominant hairlessness and missing teeth. Hairless crested has small, similar spiked teeth that can lean toward the front of the mouth and cause problems, also some individuals may lose by 2-3 years most of the teeth, why can not eat rough food;
  • Legg Calve Perthes disease;
  • hip dysplasia;
  • ketaroconjunctivitis sikka;
  • progressive retinal atrophy;
  • hypersensitivity to medicines – some individuals can have a very strong reaction to vaccinations and medications.

Breed Information

A country China
Life span 12-14 years old
Height Males: 28-33 cm Bitches: 23-30 cm
Weight Males: 3-6 kg Bitches: 3-6 kg
Long wool short
Colour any color combinations are allowed
Group for children, decorative, for apartment
Price 800 – 4000 $

Breed photo

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