Chinese Crested Hairless

The Chinese Crested Hairless are lively dogs that are very affectionate and devoted to their owners. However, they are considered high maintenance.

A daily skin care routine is necessary for the hairless variety of this breed, which are know for a variety of skin complaints, and believe it or not acne.

Chinese Crested Hairless Facts

Chinese Crested Hairless

Exercise Requirements:      1 star rating

Good with Children:             5 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    1 star rating

Low Shedding:                       5 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 23-33 cm (9-13 in)

Weight: 2-5.5 kg (4.5-12 lb)

Coat: Soft with supple skin and long silky hair on the head, feet and tail

Colour: Any

Lifespan: 15 years

Special Characteristics

These little dogs love to be around people and are very friendly. They are lively, affectionate, sensitive, fun-loving and at times can be a little stubborn.

Exercise Requirements

The Chinese Crested Hairless breed is classed as a low exercise requirements breed. A good play at home together with 1 or 2 short walks each day is enough to satisfy their needs.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Will be loving and friendly towards their owners.

Children: Are great around children, however they can get injured during boisterous play.

Other Pets: Good around other pets, no problems here.

Strangers: Are friendly towards strangers and will want to play with them.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: They are friendly around unknown dogs, even more so if they have been well socialised from an early age.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs could well be difficult to house train and are prone to territory marking, particularly the male. These dogs do require a daily skin care routine.

Being hairless they also will suffer in the cold temperatures and if not looked after correctly in the sun will get sunburned really easily.

Health Risks

These dogs will suffer from skin complaints if the daily skin care routine is not done correctly. The dog may have missing teeth and toe nails. The young Chinese Crested Hairless can go through a so called teenage acne stage.

Other things to take note of include; patellar luxation, several different eye conditions, closed ear canals and epilepsy.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner needs to be a sociable character who needs to have the time available to do their daily skin care routine correctly.

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