Chinese Crested Powderpuff

The Chinese Crested Powderpuff is a lively and rather affectionate little dog that might be difficult to house train and is prone to territory marking.

The Powderpuff does require daily grooming because its silky fur does get tangled. Although its exercise requirements are low it is still considered a fairly high maintenance dog.

Chinese Crested Powderpuff Facts

Chinese Crested Powderpuff

Exercise Requirements:      1 star rating

Good with Children:             5 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    1 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 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: Completely covered with long silky hair

Colour: Any

Lifespan: 15 years

Special Characteristics

The Chinese Crested is very friendly and loves to be around people. These lovely little dogs are affectionate, lively, sensitive, fun-loving and at times rather stubborn.

Exercise Requirements

These small dogs are considered to have low exercise requirements. Take the Powderpuff out for one daily walk combined with a good play at home and they will be happy.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Will be loving, dedicated and zealous towards their owners.

Children: Are really good with kids, however they can get hurt during boisterous play.

Other Pets: Are great around other pets, including cats.

Strangers: Are friendly with strangers and will be welcoming when they come into your home.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: They are good  around unknown dogs, particularly if they have been well socialised from an early age.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs are known to be difficult to house train and are prone to territory marking, particularly the male. The Powderpuff needs daily grooming to keep its lovely silky fur tangle free.

Health Risks

Very little to mention here; patellar luxation, several different eye conditions, closed ear canals and epilepsy.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Chinese Crested Powderpuff will need to be sociable and affectionate who has the time to perform the daily coat care routine.

More Photos

Chinese Crested Powderpuff long white silky fur Chinese Crested Powderpuff brown coffee colour fur

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