Chinese Crested (Powderpuff)

The most popular of the hairless breeds, the Chinese Crested are still very rare. These dogs are alert, charming, agile, and lovable. The owners of this breed say they are affectionate, and playful. They also state that the Chinese Crested gets along well with children, but children should be taught not to be rough with this breed as it is friendly, but it does not have the protective hair that other breeds have and can get injured easily. This breed is an entertaining and amusing companion and though it is not the most attractive breed it always brings a smile to their face. Do not baby this breed or you might cause them to pick up small dog syndrome. Socialize them well, starting when they are a small puppy, exposing them to loud noises and outside activity. This intelligent dog has the ability to perform tricks and they are generally good with other pets. They are not barkers. Look out, Chinese Crested Dogs like to climb and dig holes this is how they entertain themselves when they are bored. They tend to become very attached to their owners. These dogs enjoy companionship, and need constant human leadership. This breed is otherwise known as the ugliest dog in the world though its owners disagree. Both the hairless and Powder Puff dogs are born in the same litter. Each hairless dog carries one gene for hairless and one gene for hair. Two hairless genes are fatal.

Chinese Crested (Powderpuff)
Chinese Crested (Powderpuff)
Hairless and Powderpuff
Mixed Hairless and Powderpuff
Powderpuff and Hairless
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Small / Toy


11 to 13 inches (27.9 to 33 cm)


8 to 10 pounds (3.6 to 4.6 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

10 to 12 years



Popular Chinese Crested (Powderpuff) Cross-Breeds:

Chi-Chi - Chinese Crested X Chihuahua
China Jack - Chinese Crested X Jack Russell Terrier
Chinaranian - Chinese Crested X Pomeranian
Chinese Crestepoo - Chinese Crested X Poodle

Available colors:


The Chinese Crested (Powderpuff) is:

  • Affectionate
  • Amusing
  • Friendly

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