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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.


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


They enjoy daily walks


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.


The two different varieties often come in the same litter.


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Average Life Expectancy

10 - 12

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