Chinese Crested Dog

Other names : Crested, Puff

Photo: adult dog of Chinese Crested Dog breed
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Life expectancy

The Chinese Crested Dog has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 9 and 12 in
Male Between 11 and 13 in

Adult weight

Female Between 7 and 11 lb
Male Between 7 and 11 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
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More details about the Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog: Origins and history

Supposedly the Crested originated in ancient China and was a dog favoured by some of the ruling families to protect their homes and valuables. The Crested also has a long history of use as a ratter on Chinese trading ships. The first Crested arrived in the United States in 1885 and enjoyed some degree of popularity but from the 1930s onwards until more recently it was not a breed of choice.

FCI classification of the Chinese Crested Dog

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 4 : Hairless Dogs

Training a Chinese Crested Dog

The Crested is not easy to train and training requires great patience and tolerance. The dog is sensitive and will not respond to anything that resembles harshness or discipline. However, if you succeed in the training of a Chinese Crested you will notice how immensely loyal and obedient the dog becomes.

Chinese Crested Dog: Purchase price

The price for a Chinese Crested can vary according to its origin, gender and age. For a dog registered at the Kennel Club, they will cost on average £615.

Concerning your average monthly budget to satisfy your Chinese Crested’s needs, it will vary between £100 to £140 per month.

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