Breed Profile

Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog
Chinese Crested Dog
The Chinese Crested Dog has been known in China since the 13th Century, where it was developed during the Hang Dynasty into the two types seen today. These are the fine, elegant "deer" type and the heavier boned "cobby" type. The hairless vary in degree of coat from no body hair to those having a fine down similar to that found on a human arm, but all have the characteristic "cresting" that helps give this breed its name. This cresting consists of soft, fine hair growing from the stop and tapers off down the neck. A plume of hair is found on the lower two thirds of the tail, and socks of hair on the feet and lower legs.

It may also come in a drop eared variety as well as the prick eared type that is essential in the hairless Crested. The Crested has also been present in Europe for centuries as shown in artwork from the 15th Century and was mentioned in the chronicles of Christopher Columbus. Regarded as a curiosity at first, the Crested has grown in popularity as a pet and show dog.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Chinese Crested dogs can live up to 10 years of age, but can extend this to 12 years if given the proper care and nutrition.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Chinese Crested is a confident, graceful and alert dog sometimes aloof with strangers. It can be strong willed, but not snappy or aggressive. Not known as a yappy dog, it can, however, prove useful as a watchdog. Unlike many other breeds it is capable of curling its feet to hold and grip objects. Although a toy breed in size, it is far from being a toy in attitude or outlook.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The Chinese Crested has proven highly compatible with other animals, including cats and horses.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The care required by a hairless Crested is similar to that of a human. This fair skinned dog will need to be protected from the sun by using a sunscreen where necessary, to prevent sunburn. The hairless can also develop acne therefore regular bathing is needed, or a herbal, non-allergenic cleanser can be used. When and if the skin shows signs of dryness a non-allergenic moisturiser should also be applied. It is not known to shed, is rarely bothered by fleas, nor does it have a "doggy" odour.

Please take note:
The teeth in the hairless are not those of your average dog as "tusks" replace the canines and the teeth may be loosely rooted or even missing. This is associated with hairlessness and is not a cause of concern.

IDEAL OWNERS

A Crested will fit in virtually anywhere as long as you have the time to spare to give it the attention it feels is its due. Although it will wait patiently for its owner's return when left alone, it prefers to be with you. Suitable for many situations, Crested owners range from active singles and families to the elderly, and this breed makes its home anywhere from a flat to a farm. A Crested will become part of most lifestyles, accompanying its owner through daily life – always ready to take part in almost any activity or just as ready to curl up on an accommodating lap. Active or not so active, it doesn't seem to matter as long as there is shared love and attention.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Chinese Crested Dog is the dog for you and you can live with the uniqueness that a hairless a dog will bring into your life, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Joanne Tilbrook Goolarabang QLD Contact
Margaret Horn Meken VIC Contact
Jenny Stembridge Wumao WA Contact
Everlyn Lonergan Splfyr SA Contact
Sheree Richards Sherabill QLD Contact
Heidi Youle Bailimina QLD Contact
Lorraine Chippindale Chinaroad WA Contact
Natalie Prosser Natalie Prosser NSW Contact
Vicki Bridle Mohawk VIC Contact
Sandy Adsett Sunjin WA Contact
Stephen Oliver Eljamamn NSW Contact
Joanne Tilbrook GOOLARABANG QLD Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Reg & Mandy Clancy Kimissa NSW Contact
Cassie Hatfield Casmai QLD Contact
Louise Wakefield Lakenta QLD Contact
Luke Kavanagh Strongstorm NSW Contact
SKYE mawson BLACKHEATH NSW Contact
Bernadette Rafferty Benboochka QLD Contact
Deborah Neumann Happylea NSW Contact
Carol Slavin Chinacrest VIC Contact
Melinda Sterrett Ertae NSW Contact
Bianca Burgess Barealicious SA Contact
Christine Faint Cadiz SA Contact
Sheree Richards Sherabill QLD Contact
Jim & Sue COOK Glenlion QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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