The Chinese Crested is a friendly, sensitive, need, and reactive small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. The Chinese Crested may also be called by the name of Hairless, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Chinese Crested descends from African Hairless Terriers. The Chinese Crested may be a member of your family from anywhere between 10 and 14 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The Chinese Crested belongs to the Toy breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Chinese Crested is one of the lower ranked small dogs when it comes to popularity, this comes from a number of factors. If you like what you have read so far, the Chinese Crested may be the perfect small dog for you, please continue reading and you may find your perfect pet!

Body Characteristics

The Chinese Crested is known for its Small size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Chinese Crested can be as short as 11in or up to as big as 13in, making it the perfect size! The Chinese Crested can weigh between 5lbs to 12lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! The Chinese Crested has a Hairless coat that can often be described as hairless, with spotted, solid or mixed colors on skin, soft flowing hair on head, and feet and tail, making them perfect for being inside or outside pets. If you are looking into choosing the Chinese Crested to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of any color.


The Chinese Crested is average when it comes to intelligence, it may learn tricks very fast or it may take some extra time. If you are looking for a dog that will be easy to train and entertain you loved ones with its tricks, the Chinese Crested is perfect for you. The Chinese Crested is moderately playful and is great for those who are looking for a dog that can be playful and calm. The Chinese Crested would much rather lay at your feet than chase a ball all day, lazy is its middle name! The Chinese Crested is above average in affection, it will want to spend most of its time with you but may want to be left alone from time to time. The Chinese Crested is good around children, but can occasionally become annoyed with them and may want ti keep its distance. The Chinese Crested is above average in meeting new people, you should have no problem introducing this dog as long as the new people are friendly. If you are in search of a watchdog, I would keep looking, the Chinese Crested may be more scared of the things it is supposed to warn you of. The Chinese Crested is above average with other dogs and will get along with them very well, however on occasion it may need time to itself. The Chinese Crested is above average when it comes to cats, it will more than likely always like them but on occasion it may meet a cat that it is not so friendly with.


Shedding is often a big factor in what dog to choose, the Chinese Crested sheds little to none at all and is an excellent choice. If you suffer from allergies but still wish to own a dog, the Chinese Crested is the perfect choice as it is hypoallergenic. If you are looking for a dog that requires little grooming, then look no further, the Chinese Crested dog is the perfect choice. The Chinese Crested is below average when it comes to health, thus it may require a lot of vet visits to keep it from getting sick. If you are looking to bring the Chinese Crested into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Dental Issues and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. The upkeep for the Chinese Crested can cost you up to an estimate of $1300 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.