The Chinese Crested, also known as the Chinese Crested, is a polite, gentle, loyal, happy, and lively companion. He loves to be petted and hugged and is very affectionate towards his owner. He follows him everywhere, even in the bathtub. If you do not want the dog to do this or even nestle in your bed, you must forbid the little puppy to do so. Later, a ban is associated with much grief for the crested dog.
Chinese Crested Dog in the Overview
Because he is very people-oriented and always wants to be with his family. However, the sociable four-legged friend is easy to train with the appropriate consistency and usually behaves immaculately. He is suspicious of strangers at first and starts barking. However, since he is generally more of a reserved companion, he is not necessarily suitable as a watchdog.
Appearance: Chinese Crested Dog
The Chinese crested dog is 23 to 33 centimeters tall and weighs between two and five kilograms. The hair on its head, tail, and feet give the otherwise naked dog its name. The fur there is silky and smooth. This can generally be any color and its skin is pale and black or mottled.
However, there are also Chinese crested dogs covered with fur all over. This variant is called Powder Puff. Individual specimens of them can always be found in a litter with naked dogs. They share the same colors as their furry siblings.
All about Care
In the case of the naked variant, skincare comes before coat care: From time to time the Chinese Crested needs to be creamed and – especially if it is light – given textile sun protection. A coat in winter can also be, but it doesn’t have to be. The crested dog is tougher than it looks. The Powder Puff needs grooming like any longer-haired dog: regular brushing.
Health in the Chinese Crested Dog
The Chinese Crested can have problems similar to other hairless dogs (e.g. missing teeth), but these are alleviated by the powder puffs. Due to the proportion of hairy crested dogs, such defects are kept within limits. Responsible breeders take this into account.
History of the Breed
The Chinese crested dog is thought not originally from China but was almost certainly kept at court during the Han Dynasty. According to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the hairless dogs were used as guards and, in a more serious way, as hunting dogs.