Chinese Crested Breed Profile


Among the traits of the Chinese Crested is that they are sweet, lively, playful, cuddly, loving, affectionate, intelligent, alert and are eager to please.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is excellent with children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 10 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with the Chinese Crested include but are not limited to allergies to lanolin and wool, tooth decay, sunburn, and weight gain.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is minimal on the head and places that do have fur. These mostly hairless dogs are good for allergy sufferers.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the frequent traveler. This breed of dog is suitable for the apartment or condo environment, provided they are kept warm. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

This breed of dog is a fairly rare breed of dog. You can expect to pay upwards of around $1,800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog can be reserved with strangers and can have a tendency towards being timid.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog to announce guests arrival.

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