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Chinese Crested

This little dog will never go unnoticed, especially the “Powderpuff” variety, with a distinctive, long coat.

About the Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested Dogs are very affectionate and close to their family. Quiet and attentive, they alternate between moments of calm and bouts of activity.

Chinese Crested Dogs come in two different types: the fine-boned “deer” type and the more heavy-boned “cobby” type.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Toy Group
Size category
Very small
Avg life expectancy
10–15 years

Lively / Friendly / Confident

Key facts

  • Suitable for small homes
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training

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