Chinese Crested Dog
China FCI 288 . Hairless Dogs

Perro crestado chino

The Chinese Crested Dog It is a breed of small hairless companion dog originating from China.

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History

The origin of the “Chinese Crested Dog” It's not very clear. Some specialists see in this breed a descendant of certain Egyptian dogs, but this theory is disputed.

In any case, the oldest traces of this dog date back to the Hans dynasty (226 BC. - 220 d.C.). It was used as a utility dog (especially by sailors, who took him aboard their boats to hunt rats) and as a companion dog at the imperial court, to the point that the emperors themselves possessed one.

They were also used as currency in ports of call, what contributed to the spread of the breed.

Reports of Europeans who traveled to China in the 18th century mention dogs similar to the Chinese Crested Dog, but it was not until the second half of the 20th century that the first representatives of the breed as we know it today arrived in Europe, and more specifically to Great Britain. The first brood was created in 1950 by Debora Wood. He founded the first breed club in 1959. The first dogs arrived in France in 1973.

The Chinese Crested Dog is recognized by the FCI since 1987, by the British Kennel Club since 1981 and by the American Kennel Club from 1991.

Physical characteristics

The Chinese Crested Dog it is one of the most amazing looking dog breeds. This small dog with a slender silhouette is easily recognizable.

The naked variety, the best known, has a smooth and hairless body, except in the head, legs and tail.

There is another variety, the hairy, which is covered by a veil of long silky hair.

All coat colors are allowed. Ears are erect in the nude variety and drooping in the hairy variety..

Size and weight
    ▷ Male size: 28 – 33 cm.
    ▷ Female size: 23 – 30 cm.
    ▷ Male weight: 3 – 4 kg
    ▷ Female weight: 3 – 4 kg

Varieties

There are two different types of this breed:

  • Deer type lacking hair all over the body, except in the head, legs and tail, with light bones and lively character.
  • Cobby type long silky hair all over the body, with heavier bones.

Character and skills

The Chinese Crested Dog It is often known as an antidepressant dog due to its pleasant nature, besides her pretty crazy appearance. In fact, this little dog is affectionate, cheerful and playful. It is very endearing and it is never bad. Therefore, it is a good companion for children. Quite suspicious of strangers, it won't take long to bark at the slightest visit.

With moderate needs in terms of physical activity, it is a breed of dog adapted to apartment life. However, what he needs the most Chinese Crested Dog is the company of his master. It can be very “dependent” with this. In addition, you may suffer from separation anxiety from the dog. In effect, he is a very demanding partner, who will have a hard time withstanding loneliness.

If he Chinese Crested Dog has been well socialized, will tolerate other animals as well as other dogs without any problem.

Education

The education of Chinese Crested Dog must be firm but not violent, because it is sensitive. Otherwise, can adopt destructive behavior.

Use

The Chinese Crested Dog it is a companion and indoor dog.

People say that, thanks to its body heat, used as a living hot water bottle to treat rheumatism.

Health

The Chinese Crested Dog is prone to various skin diseases:

  • atopic dermatitis ;
  • Allergic dermatitis ;
  • solar dermatitis.

In addition, the naked variety of Chinese Crested Dog it is especially sensitive to cold and humidity. You should also take special care to protect your dog from the sun., as it could suffer burns.

Last but not least, the genetic mutation that causes the absence of hair leads to teething problems: the dog usually loses all or part of its teeth at 2 years.

Grooming

In the case of the variety Deer type, without hair, you should bathe your dog frequently using a dog shampoo. No need to hydrate the skin or apply sunscreen.

In the case of the variety Cobby type, you should brush your dog every week, except during the dog's puberty period, when it should be brushed every day. It is advisable to give him a bath regularly. Do not forget to dry it with a hair dryer -low temperature- to prevent you from catching a cold.

Last but not least, Since the Chinese Crested Dog often have dental problems, brushing your dog's teeth every other day is recommended.

Characteristics “Chinese Crested Dog”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Chinese Crested Dog” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Grooming ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Images “Chinese Crested Dog”

Photos:

1 – “Chinese Crested Dog” by https://pixabay.com/es/illustrations/perro-perro-crestado-chino-4882997/
2 – “Chinese Crested Dog” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/crestado-chino-cachorro-3799578/
3 – “Chinese Crested Dog” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-crestado-chino-invierno-2501289/
4 – “Chinese Crested Dog” by Sheri Lands, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Female of Perro crestado chino – Auriga Cassiopeia Maytays Minng – with her seven one-month-old puppies – four of them hairless, tres powderpuff” by HTO, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – “Chinese Crested Dog” by I, Jasmine2501, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos “Chinese Crested Dog”

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 288
  • Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs
  • Section 4: Hairless dogs No proof of work..

Federations:

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 9: Section: 3.2 Petit Brabançon
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Service dog


FCI breed standard "Chinese Crested Dog"

FCIFCI - "Chinese Crested Dog"
Dog

Alternative names:

    1. Crested, Puff, Hairless Chinese Crested Dog (English).
    2. Chien nu chinois (French).
    3. Chinese Crested Dog (German).
    4. (em chinês: 中国冠毛犬) (Portuguese).
    5. Crestado, Puff (Spanish).
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