They do not require much exercise beyond a playful romp every day. But because they love to be with their owners, they excel at such dog sports as agility, obedience and dog shows. In lure coursing they are very enthusiastic and competitive. They are also alert and playful companions and do well in families with gentle children. When training your Crested remember that gentle patience is necessary for this tenderhearted pet.
Did You Know?
The exact origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown, but it believed to have evolved from African hairless dogs which were reduced in size by the Chinese.
Earlier names of the Crested include: Chinese Hairless, the Chinese Edible Dog, the Chinese Ship Dog, and the Chinese Royal Hairless.
The Crested is believed to have accompanied Chinese sailors on the high seas, hunting vermin during and in between times of plague; today the breed can still be found in port cities worldwide.
By the mid-19th century, Cresteds began to appear in numerous European paintings and prints.
Entries of the Crested breed in American dog shows began in the late 1800's.
The Crested come in two varieties: Hairless and Powderpuff (Powderpuff is genetically recessive).
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black White & Tan||034|
|Pink & Chocolate||285|
|Pink & Slate||284|
|Black & Tan||018|
|Black & White||019|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Chocolate||287|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|