Origins and Fascinating Facts: Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested is believed to have originated in Africa and was brought to China by traders. The breed was then developed by Chinese sailors, who used the dogs as ratters on their ships. The Chinese Crested’s hairless body made it well-suited for this job.

The Chinese Crested is a small dog, typically weighing between 8 and 12 pounds. The breed comes in two varieties: the Hairless, which has hairless areas on the body, and the Powderpuff, which has a full coat of hair. The Hairless variety is characterized by its smooth, hairless skin and tufts of hair on the head, feet, and tail. The Powderpuff variety has a soft, silky coat that comes in a variety of colors.

The Chinese Crested is a friendly and affectionate breed that makes a great companion dog. The breed is known for its playful and energetic nature, and is well-suited for families with children. The Chinese Crested is also known for its intelligence and trainability, and can excel in obedience and agility training.

Overall, Chinese Crested is a unique and charming breed with a rich history. Its hairless body and tufts of hair make it stand out from other breeds and it is a great companion dog with a playful and loving nature. They are not a common breed and require special care when it comes to skin and sun protection.

  1. Chinese crested dogs are a small, hairless breed that originated in China.
  2. They have a distinctive “crest” of hair on the top of their head, as well as tufts of hair on their paws and tail.
  3. They come in two varieties: the Powderpuff (which has a coat of hair all over their body) and the Hairless.
  4. They are known for being playful, affectionate and good with children.
  5. Chinese crested dogs have been depicted in Chinese art dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).
  6. They were often kept on ships as ratters and were known as the “sailing dog”
  7. Chinese crested dogs are highly adaptable and can live in both hot and cold climates.
  8. They are considered to be hypoallergenic and are a good choice for people with allergies.
  9. Chinese crested dogs are known to be very social and enjoy being around people.
  10. They are a rare breed and have a limited population globally

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