Chinese Crested...


The Chinese Crested was carried by sailors from Africa to China and nearly every other port of call. The history of this breed is said to date back to the thirteenth century. There are two distinct varieties of this unusual dog: one is hairless except for its feet, head and tail, and called, not surprisingly, the Hairless; the other is called the Powder Puff. It has a coat of long soft hair. It is important to stress that the Chinese Crested is not for everyone, nor for every family.  They are a small dog and cannot withstand the rough and tumble of an extremely active family.  They are gay, very agile, and they do love to play.

The Chinese Crested comes in two varieties, hairless and powderpuff. The hairless requires minimal grooming, though it should be bathed frequently and have cream or oil massaged into its skin. Chinese Crested are very clean, with no doggie odor and are not prone to fleas or ticks. Power Puffs need a lot more grooming. Daily brushing of the Powder Puff's long, fine, double coat is recommended, taking extra care when the dog is shedding. The wooly undercoat becomes matted if neglected. Bathe the Hairless frequently and massage a little oil or cream into the skin to keep it supple. These dogs shed little to no hair and are great for allergy sufferers.

Chinese Crested

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