Chinese Crested Dog breed information

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The Chinese Crested is a fine-boned, elegant and graceful dog who makes a loving companion, playful and entertaining. They adore food and will leap about in anticipation of a tiny bite. There are two distinct varieties of this unusual dog: one is hairless except for its feet, head and tail, and called, not surprisingly, the Hairless; the other is called the Powder Puff. It has a coat of long soft hair. Both come in numerous colors, either solid, mixed or spotted all over. Strangely the two types often come in the same litter. It is a friendly family breed, not aggressive towards children or other animals. They do not make good kennel dogs, since they love the companionship of a home. The Chinese Crested does best as a one dog family and sometimes do not like to be over handled by strangers. Odorless and hairless they are a very low maintenance breed. The most popular of the hairless breed, the Chinese Crested are still very rare. They are sweet, lively, playful and cuddly. This breed is exceptionally loving and likes to hug and smile. Affectionate with children. Children should be taught not to be rough with this breed as it is friendly, but it does not have the protective hair that other breeds have and can get injured easily. They are an entertaining companion, intelligent and very alert. They should be well-socialized and exposed to loud noises when young to avoid potential timidity. If its owners do not baby them, these dogs can grow up to be a very well-adjusted dog.
The Chinese Crested have an ability to perform tricks and are generally good with other pets. They are not barkers. These dogs tend to become very attached to their owners and have difficulty adjusting to a new one. Chinese Crested Dogs crave constant companionship.

Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog

Life expectancy: 10 - 14 years.
Color: Any color or combination of colors
Eyes: Almond-shaped, set wide apart
Coat type: Two types of coat: Hairless - tufts of long, soft hair only on head, feet and tail. Powderpuff - double, lone straight outer coat, soft, silky undercoat.
Size: Size: 11-13 inches
Health issues: The hairless crested must be protected from both hot and cold weather. Health issues include Luxating patellas, Legg-Perthes disease, skin allergies, and some are born with missing teeth and claws.
Living conditions: Makes an excellent apartment dog. It is not an outdoor breed

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