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Chinese Crested Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Chinese Crested so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginChina
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Other Names
What other names does the Chinese Crested have? The dog breed also known as...
Chinese Crested, Crested, Puff
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Chinese Crested recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Is Chinese Crested recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Chinese Crested breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Chinese Crested puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Chinese Crested price:
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Chinese Crested, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Chinese Crested for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Chinese Crested gets to a happy place.

Overview

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Chinese Crested size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Chinese Crested weigh? Chinese Crested weight:
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Chinese Crested? Chinese Crested average weight:
8 pounds (4 kg)
Height
How tall is the Chinese Crested? Chinese Crested height:
10-13 inches (21-33 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Chinese Crested average height:
11.5 inches (29 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Chinese Crested have? What does this canine coat look like?
SilkyThickDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Chinese Crested's coat?
ApricotBlackBlue ChocolateCreamPalominoSlateWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Chinese Crested and how often?
Average: The Chinese Crested requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Chinese Crested, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Chinese Crested dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chinese Crested? Chinese Crested shedding level:
Chinese Cresteds shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Chinese Crested dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Chinese Crested have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateHappyPlayfulAlertLivelySweetTempered
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Chinese Crested? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Chinese Crested obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Chinese Crested dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Chinese Cresteds are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Chinese Cresteds, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Chinese Crested sensitivity:
Chinese Cresteds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Chinese Cresteds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chinese Crested need? Chinese Crested social needs:
Chinese Cresteds need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Chinese Crested dogs bark a lot? Why does my Crested bark?
Low to Average: The Chinese Crested rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Chinese Crested good as a watchdog?
Chinese Cresteds are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Chinese Crested dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Chinese Cresteds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Chinese Crested bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chinese Crested? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Chinese Crested? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Chinese Crested has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Chinese Crested do?
Chinese Cresteds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Chinese Cresteds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Chinese Crested to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Chinese Crested roam?
Chinese Cresteds are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Chinese Crested have high prey drive?
Chinese Cresteds have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Chinese Crested good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Chinese Cresteds are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Chinese Cresteds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Chinese Cresteds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Chinese Crested dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Chinese Cresteds are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Chinese Crested dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Chinese Crested and children:
Chinese Cresteds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Chinese Crested dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Chinese Cresteds are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Chinese Crested good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Chinese Crested dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Chinese Cresteds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Chinese Cresteds good office dogs? Do Chinese Cresteds make good office friendly dogs? Can Chinese Cresteds be ofiice dogs?
No
Chinese Crested is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Chinese Crested dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chinese Crested temperament with senior people? Are Chinese Crested dogs good for elderly owners?
Chinese Cresteds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Chinese Crested dogs get along with other pets? Are Chinese Crested dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Chinese Cresteds are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Chinese Crested breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Chinese Cresteds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Chinese Crested be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Chinese Crested is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Chinese Crested be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Chinese Crested is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Chinese Crested be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Chinese Crested is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Chinese Crested be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Chinese Crested is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Chinese Crested be a boat dog?
Not really
Chinese Crested breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Chinese Crested be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Chinese Crested is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Chinese Crested dogs have health problems?
Chinese Cresteds are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Chinese Crested breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Chinese Crested breed? Health risks of Chinese Crested:
DeafnessEpilepsyGlaucomaLens LuxationLoose Teeth
Life Expectancy
How long do Chinese Crested dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Chinese Crested be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Chinese Crested breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Chinese Cresteds do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Chinese Crested have?
Chinese Cresteds have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Chinese Crested dogs require per day?
Chinese Cresteds don't need too much exercise. A few daily walks should be enough for them.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Chinese Cresteds like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Chinese Crested need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Chinese Crested risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Chinese Crested has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Chinese Crested's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Chinese Crested has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Chinese Crested drool?
The Chinese Crested is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Chinese Crested could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Chinese Crested. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Chinese Crested puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Chinese Crested: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Chinese Crested have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Chinese Crested have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Chinese Crested

Pros
  • Trainability: Chinese Cresteds are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Chinese Cresteds do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Chinese Cresteds are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Shedding Level: Chinese Cresteds shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Chinese Crested is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Chinese Cresteds are not the biggest explorers.
  • Child Friendly: Chinese Cresteds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Chinese Cresteds are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Chinese Cresteds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Watchdog Ability: Chinese Cresteds are not the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Chinese Cresteds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Chinese Cresteds tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Chinese Crested is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Chinese Cresteds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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