Chinese Crested
Chinese Crested
Size
Toy
Height
Males - 11 to 13 inches at the withers, Females - 9 to 12 inches at the withers
Weight
Males - 7 to 12 pounds, Females - 5 to 11 pounds
Coat
Short or medium
Color
Any color or combination of colors
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience

A slender, fine-boned toy breed, the Chinese Crested is believed to have descended from African hairless dogs. For centuries, the breed accompanied Chinese sailors on the high seas, and sailors frequently traded puppies with local merchants at port cities around the world. Elegant and graceful, the Chinese Crested is a gay, lively dog that makes a playful, loving companion. The breed comes in two coat varieties -- hairless and powderpuff -- both which shed little to no hair.

Did you know?

Chinese Crested dogs have made appearances in several popular films and television shows. They include: “Krull” from “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Fluffy,” who was Cruella DeVille's dog in “102 Dalmatians,” and “Halston” from the sitcom “Ugly Betty.”

Training the Chinese Crested

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.