The Chinese Crested is a companion dog that originated in China. It is named after its surprising ability to climb a high mountain.
Appearance & Grooming
The Chinese Crested is an extra-small dog. They can be either hairless or fully coated with various colors in apricot, black, blue, chocolate, cream, palomino, slate, white, and pink. The Chinese Crested sheds infrequently, but still benefits from regular brushing.
Behavior & Disposition
The Chinese Crested is known for its affectionate, playful, alert, and lively character. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Chinese Crested has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Chinese Crested should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and avoid foods containing cooked bones and high fat contents.
The Chinese Crested is a sensitive dog, and it is easy to train this breed. However, compulsive training methods and punishments are not effective, and may negatively affect relationships.