Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

Character and temperament

Happy and playful little dogs. Good with children but must be watched as they can get injured easily. Intelligent and very alert. They need to be socialised early to avoid being wary of loud noises etc. They crave constant companionship and bond strongly to their owner. A display of human leadership is vital to dismiss any unwanted behavior.


Originating in Africa and known as African Hairless Terriers. they were used as bed warmers.The Chinese trading ships picked these dogs up from African borders and used them as ratters.

General description

There are two different varieties of this dog, one hairless and one called powder puff with a long soft coat. They have dark eyes and come in numerous colours.


Little and often is recommended, be careful not to overfeed.


They enjoy daily walks

Other information

The two different varieties often come in the same litter.


Average height (dog)
Average height (bitch)
Average weight (dog)
Average weight (bitch)
Average life expectancy
10 - 12
Average litter size
Chinese Crested Stud Dogs (39) Chinese Crested Puppies (5)