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Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is an alert dog that enjoys human companionship. They are funny little dogs that like to please their owners, and upon finding something that amuses you, are likely to do it again to get your attention. Chinese Cresteds are said to be “cat-like” and enjoy sitting in high places, the back of a couch or the arm of a chair. Their activity level is medium to high but they enjoy quiet times with their family and adjust well to apartment living.

About this Breed

The Chinese Crested is believed to have evolved from the African hairless dogs. These dogs were traded among merchants and sailors thereby making their way to ancient port cities around the world.

They come in two types, the hairless and the powderpuff. The Hairless will require a little attention to make sure it is not sun-burned or exposed to the cold. The Powderpuff can be kept in full coat with a little brushing every day or clipped for an easy care companion. Both varieties are loyal and entertaining.

They do not require much exercise beyond a playful romp every day. But because they love to be with their owners, they excel at such dog sports as agility, obedience and dog shows. In lure coursing they are very enthusiastic and competitive. They are also alert and playful companions and do well in families with gentle children. When training your Crested remember that gentle patience is necessary for this tenderhearted pet.

Height

Male: 10-13in

Female: 10-13in

Weight

Male: 7-12lb

Female: 7-12lb

Fun Fact

Unlike most dogs the Chinese Crested have sweat glands and can cool off without panting.

Most Closely Related Breeds

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Bentley
  2. Oliver
  3. Prince
  4. Winston
  5. Teddy
  6. Benny
  7. Bart
  8. Angus
  9. Billy
  10. Barry

For Females

  1. Lily
  2. Bella
  3. Chloe
  4. Stella
  5. Ruby
  6. Bobbie
  7. Aloha's Izabella
  8. Della
  9. Bailey
  10. Cuddles

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. Florida, United States
  3. New York, United States
  4. North Carolina, United States
  5. Ohio, United States
  6. California, United States
  7. Washington, United States
  8. New Jersey, United States
  9. Pennsylvania, United States
  10. Georgia, United States

Chinese Cresteds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Chinese Crested ancestry.

  • Pinkie

    Pinkie

    Purebred

    Emmy

    Emmy

    Purebred

    Scarlet McKinney

    Scarlet McKinney

    Purebred

    Maize

    Maize

    Purebred

  • Ida Mae

    Ida Mae

    Purebred

    Milo

    Milo

    Purebred

    Andy

    Andy

    Purebred

    Chilli

    Chilli

    Purebred

  • Holly

    Holly

    Purebred

    Pepper

    Pepper

    Purebred

    Fleur

    Fleur

    Purebred

    Bobbie

    Bobbie

    Purebred

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