Chinese Crested Breed Information

Chinese Crested Breed

Chinese Crested

Social and sensitive, the Chinese Crested needs proper socialisation as they tend to be nervous with strangers. They make great family dogs, though the Chinese Crested is more suitable for older children as they are small and fragile and can get hurt by mistake in rough play. The Chinese Crested is a low to moderate shedder, but does need regularly bathing and grooming to stay healthy. They tolerate the heat, but do not cope well with the cold. 

Chinese Crested breed attributes

About Chinese Crested breed

Description

The Chinese Crested is small and graceful, with a sleek, unwrinkled face. Their dark eyes are almond shaped and set wide apart. Their ears are upright and low set. The Chinese Crested’s graceful, slender neck leads down to a level back, and a high set tapered tail. The chest is round and fairly deep, and the belly is slightly tucked up. Like the rest of the dog, the legs are long and slender, ending in rabbit-like feet. 

Origin: China

Look

The Chinese Crested is best known for its bald body, save for those beautiful puffs of fur on the head, tail, and feet; but what many people don’t realise is that fluffy Chinese Crested dogs exist too! The Hairless variety is mostly bald. Hairless Crested dogs have hair on the head, with a little crest of fur over the neck; fluffy socks on their feet; and a fuzzy plume on the tail. The fluffy dogs are called Powder Puffs, and have a full coat of long, soft hair. The Chinese Crested can be any colour, with all types of different markings. 

Some have called the Chinese Crested a hypoallergenic dog, and it is true that they can be good pets for people with allergies. This breed sheds less than most dogs, so depending on your specific allergy, this could be a good dog for you. The Chinese Crested should have regular grooming sessions to trim their fur and a bath every one to two weeks. 

Health

The Chinese Crested is generally a healthy dog breed; however they are prone to a few health conditions: 

    • Canine multiple system degeneration (CMSD) 
    • Dental problems
    • Glaucoma
    • Kerato-conjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)
    • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
    • Lens luxation 
    • Patellar Luxation
    • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
    • Skin issues, such as comedones and being prone to sunburn
    • Teeth issues (the Hairless dogs tend to missing teeth)
    • May be sensitive to certain medicines  

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Learning

The Chinese Crested is an intelligent breed. While they can be stubborn, if you respect their sensitive nature and gently persist, your Chinese Crested is sure to reward your efforts. This breed will surprise you with its versatility: Chinese Crested dogs have been successful as therapy dogs, and often compete in sports such as canine agility and lure coursing. 

They can be quite vocal, so it is worth teaching your Chinese Crested the commands “Speak” and “Quiet” to avoid excessive barking.  

Temperament

The Chinese Crested is a sociable dog. They make wonderful lap dogs, and bond closely to their immediate family. Both clever and stubborn, this breed is often unfairly dismissed as being stupid. They are in fact very sensitive, smart dogs, and do best with a gentle, firm person. The downside of this is that the Chinese Crested may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone. 

While they can be reserved with strangers, if you socialise your dog, they will not be aggressive or anxious with new people in the future.

Living with

This breed is small and sensitive, but also very loving. They do well with children, and make good family pets. The Chinese Crested hates to be alone; even if you do training to avoid separation anxiety, you still shouldn’t leave this dog home alone all day. 

The Chinese Crested’s friendly nature extends to children, and towards other dogs. They might be able to get along with cats if socialised with them, but since Chinese Crested dogs were often used for catching rats in the past, they should not be trusted with small pets. 

The Chinese Crested loves heat, and will be happy living in a hot environment; just keep your Crested in the shade to avoid sunburn. Although some owners use sunblock to avoid sunburn, this can cause skin problems, so avoiding strong sunlight is better. On the other hand, the Chinese Crested does not tolerate the cold well; it’s worth investing in a warm dog coat, and even boots to protect their paws.  

Due to their small size, Chinese Crested dogs will be content living in an apartment, so long as they get proper exercise. A couple of walks every day, and perhaps a trip to the dog park, should be plenty of exercise.

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The following is needed to bring a puppy into Dubai:


  1. All dogs entering Dubai from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Dubai must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Dubai must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Dubai specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Dubai must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Dubai must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Dubai.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Abu Dhabi:


  1. All dogs entering Abu Dhabi from a low-risk country at least 15 weeks old, and those entering from a high-risk country must be at least 27 weeks old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Abu Dhabi must be equipped with either a 9 or 15 digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Valid for 30 days.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Abu Dhabi specific vaccinations: Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Rabies.
  5. Rabies Titer Test * – All dogs entering Abu Dhabi must be tested for rabies no later than 14 days before the planned travel date. ( Only from specific
  6. Parasite check - All pets travelling to Abu Dhabi must receive preventive treatments against internal and external parasites in the 14 days before travel by an authorised and competent vet.
  7. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Abu Dhabi.
  8. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.


* The United Arab Emirates classifies all countries into two rabies categories:
  • Low-risk countries: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Falkland Island, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, and Vanuatu.
  • High-risk countries: All other countries are considered high-risk countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Hong Kong:


  1. All dogs entering Hong Kong must be at least 3 months old.
  2. Microchip – All dogs entering and residing in Hong Kong must be equipped with either a 9 or 15-digit microchip.
  3. Import Permit – All dogs entering Hong Kong must be equipped with a Special Permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Valid for up to 6 months.
  4. Vaccinations* – Depending on the country of origin, your pet might need a rabies shot on top of all the age appropriate vaccinations. Hong Kong specific vaccinations: Canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine parvovirus and rabies.
  5. Health Check – A Health Check by a veterinarian is mandatory in order to obtain permissions to enter Hong Kong.
  6. Pet Passport – This document verifies that the puppy is fully healthy and up-to-date on their vaccinations.
  7. Captain’s Affidavit – Document to be provided by the airline personnel confirming that your dog has not left its crate or interacted with other pets at any point during the journey.


* Hong Kong classifies countries into 3 groups. Vaccinations against rabies are only required from Groups 2 & 3.
  • Group 1: Rabies-free countries (at least 6 months of residency) Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Jersey.
  • Group 2: Rabies-controlled (at least 4 months of residency) Austria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Canada, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Guam, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vanuatu, Bahamas, Belgium, Brunei, Cayman Island, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, USA (Continental), Virgin Islands.
  • Group 3: All other countries.
** Only for puppies from high-risk countries
Travel Requirements

The following is needed to bring a puppy into Switzerland:


  1. All pets entering Switzerland must be equipped with a 15-digit microchip that is compliant with ISO 11784/11785.
  2. Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
  3. Rabies vaccinations are mandatory. Dogs must receive their first rabies vaccine at least 21 days before entering the country.*
  4. The state veterinarian of the origin country must equip the dog with a valid Health Certificate.
  5. Import Permit – all dogs entering from a 3rd level rabies country must carry an import permit issued at least three weeks in advance. Entry points through Basel, Geneva, Zurich.
  6. Different regulations depending on whether it is a commercial purchase or individual and where the dog is coming from.


* Specifications differ for booster shots. ** Switzerland categorises countries by level of risk of rabies in three levels.
  • Level 1: All EU Member States and Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City State.
  • Level 2 (Low Risk of Rabies): Ascension Island, United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda,Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Curaçao, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Great Britain (including Crown dependencies), Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, North Macedonia, Montserrat, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Russia, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sint Marteen, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United States of America, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
  • Level 3: All other countries are considered as having a high risk of rabies.
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