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Chinese Crested

Breed Information Chinese Crested

General Description

There are two different varieties of this dog, one hairless and one called powder puff with a long soft coat. They have dark eyes and come in numerous colours.

General Health

Exposed skin needs special care and sunscreen applied when needed. Many are allergic to wool and lanolin.

Character and Temperament

Happy and playful little dogs. Good with children but must be watched as they can get injured easily. Intelligent and very alert. They need to be socialised early to avoid being wary of loud noises etc. They crave constant companionship and bond strongly to their owner. A display of human leadership is vital to dismiss any unwanted behavior.

Food

Little and often is recommended, be careful not to overfeed.

Exercise

They enjoy daily walks

Origin

Originating in Africa and known as African Hairless Terriers. they were used as bed warmers.The Chinese trading ships picked these dogs up from African borders and used them as ratters.

Other_info

The two different varieties often come in the same litter.

Stats

Average Dog Size

12

Average Dog Weight

9

Average Bitch Size

12

Average Bitch Weight

9

Average Life Expectancy

10 - 12


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