Chinese Crested


A Chinese Crested from Kulana Cresteds

The Chinese Crested is probably the most popular hairless dog with no doggie odor (great for allergy sufferers).  Their only hair is soft and silky and appears on the head, end of the tail, and the feet.  Good for apartment living and for the less active.  It does enjoy a walk but will be just as happy with a daily play session.  Great with children as long as the children do not roughhouse.  They live for human companionship and don’t do well if that is withheld.   Read PGAA’s Hypoallergenic Dogs article.

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Notes for owners
Haired or hairless Weekly or minimal Good cuddlers and entertainers.  Not for the outdoors.  Could be OK for allergy sufferers.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

American Chinese Crested Club



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