Name : Chinese Crested Dog
      Origin : China
          Size : 33cm (13in)

     Weight : 4.5kg (10lbs)
 Life Span : 13 years
      Group : South
  1. Chinese Crested Dogs are elegant and fine boned dogs with origins in Africa.
  2. There are 2 kinds of Chinese Crested Dogs, namely hairless and powder puff.
  3. Chinese Crested Dogs are small and love to be in the company of people.
  4. Since they are very agile, they were used for catching rats in Chinese ships.
  5. They were also used as body warmers during winters in Africa in the past.
  6. The powder puff variety needs regular trimming in order to keep its coat manageable.
  7. The hairless variety also needs regular brushing as it is prone to skin problems.
  8. To prevent sunburn, hairless dogs need sunscreen if they are outdoors a lot.
  9. Hairless dogs can be allergic to lanolin and need to stay away from woollens.
  10. They are loyal and affectionate dogs who are devoted companions to their masters.
  11. Chinese Crested Dogs can live for about 13 years on an average.
  12. Some Chinese Crested Dogs are ugly and have won awards for the world’s ugliest dog!
  13. They have active sweat glands which help them cool down without needing to pant.
  14. Chinese Crested Dogs come in a variety of colours including white, pink and brown.
  15. These Dogs like being the center of attention and enjoy being petted and pampered.
  16. Chinese Crested Dogs are suitable for apartment life as they don’t require much space.
  17. They need to be on a leash when outside as they are extremely frisky.
  18. Chinese Crested Dogs are quite popular and have been featured in many Hollywood movies.

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