Chinese Crested

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Breed Group: Toy
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A very popular breed, the Chinese Crested is sweet, lively and affectionate. Both varieties vary in outer characteristics, but have similar personalities. An intelligent and entertaining dog, the Chinese Crested loves to climb and dig holes. The hairless does best in warmer climates, while the Powderpuff is partial to both.
Rarely barking or nipping, this dog is well mannered and cheerful, although he can be wary of strangers. The Chinese Crested makes a good companion animal, and is always there to cheer you up. The breed does well in obedience classes and is willing to please his owner.
A devoted family member, the Chinese Crested is gentle and playful. It does exceptionally well with children and other animals and is a well-adjusted breed. Very alert, highly intelligent, this dog is also prone to timidity and should be socialized both during puppy and adulthood.
The Chinese Crested is very clean and has virtually no odor at all. The Hairless variety should always be protected from the cold and the sun. Using a sunscreen will protect this breed's sensitive skin from sunburn. The Powderpuff needs daily brushing and trimming to keep the coat clean and free of matting. This breed sheds little to no hair.
There are two very different varieties of the Chinese Crested, one is Powderpuff having a long coat, the other is Hairless having long hair on the feet and head. The Powderpuff does need extensive grooming, however the Hairless requires minimal hair care.
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. The Chinese Crested is great at performing tricks.
The Chinese Crested does very well in apartment life and would do just fine without a fenced yard. Regular play sessions would be sufficient for this breed. When outdoors, this breed must always be protected from harsh sun, or cold weather.
5-12 lbs
11-13 inches
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Chinese Crested puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Chinese Crested varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Chinese Crested puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Chinese Cresteds sold is $1,225.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Chinese Crested with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,500 upwards to $5,000 or even more for a Chinese Crested with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Chinese Cresteds sold is $800.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,225.00
Average Price: $800.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2685 Chinese Crested puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Chinese Crested puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Chinese Cresteds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Chinese Crested Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2685 Chinese Crested dogs.
  • 1. Paradiso
  • 2. Bob
  • 3. Charlie
  • 4. Lucy
  • 5. Wild Child
  • 6. Holly
  • 7. Heaven
  • 8. Max
  • 9. Cookie
  • 10. Lilly
  • 11. Bella
  • 12. Dagan
  • 13. Dixon
  • 14. Emma
  • 15. Madison
  • 16. Panda
  • 17. Angel
  • 18. Casey
  • 19. Chardonnay
  • 20. Evanna

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Anonymous asked:
Will my Chinese Crested definitely loose his teeth even if I brush them every day?

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The best way to tell how your dogs teeth are going to be is to look at the dam and sire of the puppy, and the grand-dam and grand-sire as well. If they all still have their teeth, then there is a good chance that your puppy's teeth will be fine as they age. Brushing them every day is the first step to make sure they stay healthy. Second, make sure your vet keeps a good record of your dogs teeth and get them professionally cleaned every 2 - 4 years once the dog turns 5.

Anonymous asked:
We have a 3year old powder puff. She has started having problems jumping off the furniture also trembling a lot while laying down. Why is this?

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It is best to make an appointment with your vet for your dog. At her age, she should not be having trouble getting off furniture and the trembling while lying down is not a good sign. The easiest way to figure out what is wrong is to get her to your local vet.

Anonymous asked:
I have been told my dog has diabetes. He is a mix, but he looks just like the hairless. Is there anything special about the Chinese Crested on this?



To best know which breeds are in your dog, you should do a DNA test on your dog. You can purchase them from your vet or from distributors online. That way you will know for sure what breeds your dog is made up of. Diabetes is not well documented in the Chinese Crested breed, but that does not mean that your dog couldn't be part Chinese Crested and have diabetes. Check out the DNA test and then work with your vet to keep your dogs glucose under control and he'll hopefully have a long and healthy life.


I am sorry to hear that. I just lost my baby to diabetes and yes she was a hairless crested. She was just 6 days shy of her 8th birthday. Her diabetes was so hard to control she went into kidney failure. I wish you the best of luck with your puppy!

Anonymous asked:
How old do Chinese Crested's live to?



The average life span of the Chinese Crested is 13 - 15 years of age.


I just lost my guy on Nov. 17th 2018. He was 13. He would have been 14 in Jan. I got him at 9 weeks old.


I just lost my beloved Chinese Crested true hairless, Beaurigard on November 26th. He was 9 years old. He had Cushing's disease and had kidney failure.


My cresteds have all lived 16 to 17 years with good care and with memade grain free diet.

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How healthy is the Chinese Crested breed?



There are two kinds of Chinese Crested dogs, the Powder Puff and the hairless. The Powder Puff can suffer eye problems such as lens luxation, glaucoma, and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), luxating patellas, and Legg-Pethes disease. The Hairless can develop canine multiple system degeneration (CMSD) also called progressive neuronal abiotrophy (PNA). The Powder Puff should have a clean, straight set of teeth while the Hairless can have crooked or missing teeth.


The true hairless is hard to come by. Now many of the hairless are extremely hairy and must be shaved. Going AKC ruined the breed


My little hairy hairless had congestive heart failure. I spent thousands to keep him alive but after a year and a half I was told his time was up. It was the hardest thing I've had to do because his mind was fine. Absolutely broke my heart.


My guy was a hairless and when he was young the vet found a heart mur mur. I just had to let him go on Nov. 17 because he got a tumor in his liver. He was 13 yrs old. He had no other issues and I miss him every single day.

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Updated: 7/2/2022