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Chinese Crested Dog


Chinese Crested Dog profile

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Lifespan: 10-14 Years

Avg height: 23-33cm

Avg weight: Up to 5kg

Coat type: Two types: with and without fur. With fur is known as a "Powderpuff" and without is known as "Hairless".  In both varieties, there is hair extending from the crest, a plume of hair in the lower section of the tail and socks of white hair encircling the lower legs and feet.

Coat colours: Black, blue, apricot, cream, chocolate, tri-colour.

Originally bred for: Hunting rats.

Breed traits: Happy, independent, playful, alert, calm.


A little about the Chinese Crested Dog


The Chinese Crested Dog is sometimes known as the 'playful elf'. It is devoted to its family, loves to be the centre of attention, and is also good with other pets. 



The Chinese Crested has had the following health conditions reported consistently: Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Glaucoma, Lens Luxation. Less commonly includes deafness, seizures, Legg-Perthes, and Patellar Luxation. 

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.