Get to know the Chinese Crested Dog
All you need to know about the breed
The Chinese Crested Dog is an eye-catching, fine to medium-boned Toy breed whose unique appearance and fun-loving energy make them hard to miss. Sensitive and highly sociable, Chinese Crested dogs are quickly smitten with their owners and immune to TLC overdose. A sterling companion, thanks to the breed's loyalty and great personality, the Chinese Crested Dog is an affectionate, lively breed that is most content when hanging out or playing with their human families.
Chinese Crested dogs come in two versions: The Hairless, instantly recognisable by the magnificent hair on their head (crest), tail (plume) and feet (socks) and an otherwise bare body – a trait inherited from their ancestors – and the Powderpuff, with their resplendent, silky, full-body coat. Both variants require a certain amount of grooming, but it seems only fair that looking this good should take some effort.
Ever eager for their owner’s affection and highly responsive to commands, Chinese Crested dogs do well with gentle, patient training. While generally friendly with other people and animals, it’s important to socialise and train your Chinese Crested dog as early as possible to make sure they are comfortable around unfamiliar faces.
An uncanny talent for jumping, digging, and climbing coupled with a distaste for being left alone for too long mean the Chinese Crested dog can and will escape any closed space. While the Chinese Crested is always up for some fun, outdoor playtime, it’s best if this happens under your watchful eye within a secure, high enclosure.
2 facts about Chinese Crested Dogs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Chinese Crested Dog