The Chinese Crested dog breed was originally a vermin hunter but today is primarily a family companion. This dog breed adores its family and is more than content being in the company of its owner.
The Chinese Crested comes in two varieties which include the Hairless and Powderpuff. The Hairless is hairless except for hair on its head, tail and feet while the Powderpuff is covered completely by a coat of fur. The Chinese Crested can be various colors and combinations of colors. It is in the toy group of dogs and stands approximately 11 to 13 inches at the shoulder.
The Chinese Crested does well living with families and even small children so long as they are gentle with this dog breed. As it is a less frequent shedding type of dog, the Chinese Crested is a good option for those individuals who have allergies. Its personality is alert and playful by nature which makes it a fun dog to have in the home. Since it is a small dog, the Chinese Crested dog breed can tolerate smaller living spaces, such as apartments. With that said, as with any dog, it is important to give the Chinese Crested daily walks and outdoor activity time.
Grooming the Chinese Crested is not difficult. Since many of the Chinese Crested are of the hairless variety, brushing is simple and quick. With this in mind, those Chinese Crested which do not have a lot of hair may get sunburn or skin irritation from time to time. Therefore, if your Chinese Crested is a hairless variety, you should be mindful of these occurrences.
If you are looking for a smaller-sized dog with a large personality and unique features, the Chinese Crested dog breed is a good one to look into. This dog breed is family-oriented and fun to be around. Just make sure to give it plenty of attention and love.