Chinese Crested Dog

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Chinese Crested Dog

ORIGIN

The Chinese Crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powder Puff and the Hairless . The breed was believed by some to have originated in Africa and was called the African Hairless Terrier in several 19th Century texts; however, there is genetic evidence that shows a shared origin with the Mexican Hairless.

TEMPERAMENT

Spirited and intelligent, they enjoy getting outdoors for daily exercise, although they are not a high energy breed. They are great for apartment or city living, but being very versatile, they can also love country living and long hikes. Being a very intelligent breed, this dog does well in obedience type sports. Consistency is a must, however this breed can be relatively sensitive and should have a gentle trainer. It can also “defend” the home when strangers arrive without notice

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Low.

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Between 15 and 23 cm / Between 4.5 and 5.9 kg.

COAT

Soft and glossy and never coarse.

COLOR

All colors are accepted and fawn to red with withe is the most frequent color.

GROOMING

Average.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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