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Chinese Crested

A slender, fine-boned toy breed, the Chinese Crested is believed to have descended from African hairless dogs. For centuries, the breed accompanied Chinese sailors on the high seas, and sailors frequently traded puppies with local merchants at port cities around the world. Elegant and graceful, the Chinese Crested is a lively dog that makes a playful, loving companion. The breed comes in two coat varieties — hairless and powderpuff — both which shed little to no hair.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Chinese Crested dogs have made appearances in several popular films and television shows. They include: “Krull” from “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Fluffy,” who was Cruella DeVille's dog in “102 Dalmatians,” and “Halston” from the sitcom “Ugly Betty.”
Also Known As:
Powder Puff
The Hairless
Chinese Crested
  • Size Toy
  • Height Males - 27.5 to 33 centimetres at the withers
    Females - 22.5 to 30.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males - 3 to 5 kilograms
    Females - 2 to 5 kilograms
  • Coat Short or medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Any colour or combination of colours
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor