Chinese Crested

  • Size

  • Height

    Males - 11 to 13 inches at the withers
    Females - 9 to 12 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males - 7 to 12 lbs.
    Females - 5 to 11 lbs.
  • Coat

    Short or medium
  • Color

    Any color or combination of colors
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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