Does anyone have or know anyone with Chinese crested dogs?

I would like to get one! I fell in love with this breed and would like to get one soon. I already know a responsible breeder AKC registered, but I would like to get some feedback from people who already own them.

I have one. They do require alot of speical care, expecially the hairless. The skin is prone to acne, blackheads, dry skin, sunburn and other irritations and infection.

The breed has many health problems, including Dry Eye, PRA (both types), Cataracts, Closed Ear Canals, Luxating Patella, Luxating Lens, Legges Perthe Disease, Heart Murmurs in some lines, and Allergies.

The hairless is prone to dental loss.. it just comes with the hairless gene. Its accepted in the show ring. Some of the dogs from better lines seen to have better dentation.

The hairless do vary in amount of body hair.. the "true" hairless has little hair, and requires minimal shaving.. they do not typically have the "flashy" furnishings you see in the show ring.. A "moderate" hairless ussually has a strip of hair down the back, and may also have hair going up the legs. as well. A "hairy" hairless can have varying degrees of body hair from there.. some may even be almost completely covered in a fine single layer of hair. Show dogs are typically moderate or hairy hairless, which are shaved.

The puffs have a full double coat. The puff coat is actually easier to care for than the hairless skin! They require the occasional bath and daily brushing, while the hairless may need daily skin care!

They are lively little dogs.. and always ready to do what you are doing. They can be zooming around the yard one minute, and passed out on the couch the next. They will jump and play when you are laughing, or will snuggle on your lap and comfort you when you are sad.

The breed is notoriously difficult to housebreak. They are also very emotional, needy little dogs. If ignored too much, or upset about something, they will often let you know by leaving a little message somewhere in the house!

Mine sticks close to me, but many are known to be escape artists. They are agile little dogs and can climb, jump and dig.

The hairless are little heat seeking missiles. My lap is rarely empty. My crested could lay under the blankets in 90 degree heat! If you have multiple cresteds.. its not uncommon to see them piled on top of each other. They dont care who they are touching, as long as they are touching.. and they will literally lay on top of each other!

The Hairless tend to be more "childlike" in their personality.. more needy and clingy, while the puffs tend to be more "doggy" and have a little more independant personality.

Be very careful when selecting a breeder.. just because someone has AKC dogs, does not mean they are reputable. There is one well-known Breeder who advertises heavily.. she is actually a Crested puppy mill. She has been known under several different kennel names.. and brags about having over 60 champions (thats nothing compared to the number of puppies she churns out).

I would ask around ALOT before choosing to buy.. people can make themselves seem good, but word of mouth is the best way to find out about a breeder. People have had horrible experiences with certain breeders regarding health problems, recieving the wrong puppy, not getting their puppy at all, not getting sent papers.. and I know of one who finally did get her papers.. smeared in poop!

4 Responses to “Does anyone have or know anyone with Chinese crested dogs?”

  1. Stephanie says:

    My sister owns one, Pierre. Absolutely adorable.

    Although they do require more care than a regular dog. Taking care to bathe them frequently so they don’t get acne, putting lotion on them so their skin doesn’t dry out. You also must take special care and put on sun tan lotion so they don’t get a burn while outdoors. They also get cold, as you can imagine and you may need to invest in a few spiffy sweaters.

    They have quite the personality and I wish you luck in getting one!
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  2. ~chalbri~ owned by an AmStaff says:

    http://www.akc.org/breederinfo/breeder_search.cfm
    There’s a link to the AKC breeder referral, so you can see if there’s one in your area.

    http://www.justdogbreeds.com/chinese-crested.html
    There’s a link to find out more about them!
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  3. maria g says:

    hey yeah my sister owns one, and i live with her. she owns a hairless one. and my aunt has one called a powderpuff that is covered in hair. i dont know which kind you want to get, but i know some stuff about both kinds so i might as well tell you lol. The powderpuff needs extensive grooming, but the hairless has pretty simple hair care. They are both sweet, lively, and affectionate and have similar personalities. they are intelligent and entertaining dogs and they love to climb and dig holes so make sure that is alright before you get one. The hairless does best in warmer climates, while the powderpuff is good in all climates, warm or cold. i dont know where you live so thats important when you decide which kind to get. ummm…. they rarely bark or nip, they are well mannered and cheerful, although they can be wary of strangers. from what i have seen they do exceptionally well with children and other animals and is a well-adjusted breed. they are prone to timidity and should be socialized both during puppy and adulthood. they are pretty clean and dont spell at all haha. on the hairless one i always put sunscreen on it to protect it from the sun and we buy sweaters for it so that it doesnt get cold in the winter. The powderpuff needs daily brushing and trimming to keep the coat clean and free of matting and it sheds little to no hair. they are also great at performing tricks. our dog is really obedient and we dont need to have a fenced yard for it. i hope this helps. if u need more info just let me know. they are great dogs…you will love them!

    xoxo maria
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  4. Nekkid Dog © says:

    I have one. They do require alot of speical care, expecially the hairless. The skin is prone to acne, blackheads, dry skin, sunburn and other irritations and infection.

    The breed has many health problems, including Dry Eye, PRA (both types), Cataracts, Closed Ear Canals, Luxating Patella, Luxating Lens, Legges Perthe Disease, Heart Murmurs in some lines, and Allergies.

    The hairless is prone to dental loss.. it just comes with the hairless gene. Its accepted in the show ring. Some of the dogs from better lines seen to have better dentation.

    The hairless do vary in amount of body hair.. the "true" hairless has little hair, and requires minimal shaving.. they do not typically have the "flashy" furnishings you see in the show ring.. A "moderate" hairless ussually has a strip of hair down the back, and may also have hair going up the legs. as well. A "hairy" hairless can have varying degrees of body hair from there.. some may even be almost completely covered in a fine single layer of hair. Show dogs are typically moderate or hairy hairless, which are shaved.

    The puffs have a full double coat. The puff coat is actually easier to care for than the hairless skin! They require the occasional bath and daily brushing, while the hairless may need daily skin care!

    They are lively little dogs.. and always ready to do what you are doing. They can be zooming around the yard one minute, and passed out on the couch the next. They will jump and play when you are laughing, or will snuggle on your lap and comfort you when you are sad.

    The breed is notoriously difficult to housebreak. They are also very emotional, needy little dogs. If ignored too much, or upset about something, they will often let you know by leaving a little message somewhere in the house!

    Mine sticks close to me, but many are known to be escape artists. They are agile little dogs and can climb, jump and dig.

    The hairless are little heat seeking missiles. My lap is rarely empty. My crested could lay under the blankets in 90 degree heat! If you have multiple cresteds.. its not uncommon to see them piled on top of each other. They dont care who they are touching, as long as they are touching.. and they will literally lay on top of each other!

    The Hairless tend to be more "childlike" in their personality.. more needy and clingy, while the puffs tend to be more "doggy" and have a little more independant personality.

    Be very careful when selecting a breeder.. just because someone has AKC dogs, does not mean they are reputable. There is one well-known Breeder who advertises heavily.. she is actually a Crested puppy mill. She has been known under several different kennel names.. and brags about having over 60 champions (thats nothing compared to the number of puppies she churns out).

    I would ask around ALOT before choosing to buy.. people can make themselves seem good, but word of mouth is the best way to find out about a breeder. People have had horrible experiences with certain breeders regarding health problems, recieving the wrong puppy, not getting their puppy at all, not getting sent papers.. and I know of one who finally did get her papers.. smeared in poop!
    References :

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