News / April 25, 2024

Dog Breed Files: Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested Dog Breed


This dog breed is a rare toy dog breed, thought to have originated in Mexico. They make great family pets due to their affectionate and playful nature. The breed is also hypoallergenic meaning they are perfect for people with dog allergies.


This dog breed was bred as a lap dog for Chinese royalty when it was brought over to China in 200 BC. 

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This breed is known for their unique appearance, standing at 11-13 inches tall and usually weighing around 8-12 pounds, and they are considered a ‘toy’ breed. There are two varieties of this breed, including hairless and powderpuff. Both can be found in a single litter. The difference being one has no hair, (except on their head, tail, and ankles) and the other has loads of it! 

Life expectancy

This breed of dog is expected to live for 13-15 years. 


This breed of dog is low-energy so they don’t require much exercise. 

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The two varieties of this breed need very different grooming routines. Hairless dogs need regular bathing and moisturising to keep their skin healthy and prevent dog acne. Powderpuff dogs require regular brushing of their fur to prevent a build up of mats and tangles.

Dog Training

This breed can learn various commands due to their intelligence, making them great to train.

More Info

Meet Jeremiah, a dog boarding with us who is a rare Chinese Crested dog. To find out more about him, watch our video via our TikTok here.

For more information on our residential dog training services please contact us at or call us on 0115 646 0905.