Chinese Crested

This dog breed is one that can be recognized a mile away because of their hairless bodies. They also have some tufts on their faces and legs. They are very active and playful and could be mischievous too because everybody needs some bad. Discover more about our Chinese Crested puppies for sale below!

History of Breed 


The origins of this breed are somewhat of a mystery. Many believe that The Chinese Crested dates back to 16th-century China. At the same time, some insist that the breed shares a common ancestry with the Mexican Hairless dogs. Other dog experts advise it originated in Africa. Regardless of where this pup actually came from, it has a very long and proven history of making a great pet.


Personality and Temperament 


The Chinese Crested is a very caring, loyal, fun, and happy dog who loves its family. They are easy to get along with and tend to bond very quickly. They have very desirable and easy-going personalities and a very warm and easy-to-approach demeanor. They tend to be happy when you are happy and love your attention and care.


Appearance and Grooming 


Many describe the Chinese Crested as a wash-and-wear dog. A thorough bath every four weeks is very important to keep their skin healthy and clean. Making sure to clip their nails on a regular basis is also very important in their care routine.  


Care and Feeding


Chinese Crested are semi-active dogs and do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best. The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will keep this breed healthy. Most Chinese Crested owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a

day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog

with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a

week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues. 


Breed Size and Life Expectancy 


This breed stands between eleven to thirteen inches tall. 

This breed weighs between six and twelve pounds.

The average life expectancy for this breed is between thirteen to fifteen years.


Interesting Breed Facts 


Fact: This breed is known to be very agile.

Fact: Not all Chinese Crested dogs look the same. There are currently two recognized varieties of the breed, the Hairless and the Powderpuff.

Fact: This breed does well in families of all dynamics and makes a great family pet.   


Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Chinese Crested

Are Chinese Cresteds sensitive to noise?

Yes. Every dog is. It is pertinent to keep the noise levels and TV levels down when a Crested comes into the house for the first time.

What health challenges does a Chinese Crested have?

They are prone to the following, patella luxation, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, closed-ear canal, progressive retinal atrophy, heart problems, and others.

Are Chinese Cresteds easy to train?

They are like most dogs and it will take patience and consistency to train this dog. They are intelligent enough.

Are they good watchdogs?

Yes, they are. They are small but will alert you when a stranger comes along or when something isn’t right.

Do Cresteds like water?

Some of them do and will get in the water mostly during the hot weather.

Do Cresteds indulge in excessive barking?

No, they do not. They only bark to let their owner know of a stranger who is approaching or when they feel something is off.

Do Cresteds suffer from separation anxiety?

Yes, they do. They form relatively strong bonds and will not want to be left without their owners. They could be destructive when that happens.

Do Cresteds adapt well?

Yes. They generally adapt well to living in apartments as long as they are thoroughly exercised.

Are Chinese Cresteds playful?

Extremely. They can be quite mischievous too. They love to entertain as long as they have an audience. Even as adults, they play like puppies. 

Are Cresteds suitable for first-time dog owners?

They are. They would need a lot of human attention and playtime though. They also thrive in children enabled homes.

Petland is honored to offer first-class Chinese Crested puppies, and our caring team of puppy specialists will help answer any questions you may have.