Chinese crested dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: China
- Group: Toy
- Weight: 3.2 - 5.4 kg
- Height: 30 cm
- Colors: black, white, brown, red, gray, silver and other colors
- Training: relatively easy, it requires patience
- Grooming: skin should be moisturized, sheds and drool
- Temperament: intelligent, active, lively, curious, proud, watchful
- Health: prone to genetic diseases
- Litter size: 2 - 4 puppies
- Lifespan: 13 - 15 years
- Other names: Chinese crested dog
Although there is little information on the origin of this breed is thought that comes from African hairless dog, create and develop in Central Africa. Bald dog is akin to Nackthund.
It arrived in Asia with merchants and then were paired up selction to be smaller.
Chinese sailors used them to hunt rats and they had no fur so there were no fleas. Also, the heat from their bodies supposedly have medicinal properties and were used for heating as painful places today uses hot water bottle.
The existence of the breed in England was mentioned for the first time in 1686 and entered the US in the mid-nineteenth century. The popularity of the breed increased due to advertising made famous stripper Gypsy Rose, which she owned several copies.
Besides variant hairless dog is a species within the same breed called "powder puff". Powder puff has a long, soft fur similar to the species hairless, but throughout the body.
Skin and coat color may vary from one color to mixed or spotted.
Food Chinese crested dog
Like any other breed of dog and the ridge has chinezescul's requirements. Manufacturers of food for dogs tried to market it for some diet regimens Chinese crested but time proved successful for very little at all.
And how little time most do not give your puppy needs and knowledge began its para diet will be difficult and will not suffer nimenu outside the dog can expect digestive and health problems.
Many of convenience, buy a large bag of dry grain it is hard and cheap and escaped problem while breeders interested in the health of their pet gives animal cooked food, only what is allowed, or go into the market and bought ingredients considering that soul a family member.
Puppy needs are meals containing fish and rice. It is better to saigurati the animal gets enough calcium, vitamins and minerals. It is good to know that kidney sensitive breed.
Ascorbic acid found in citrus damage race and can cause unpleasant infections and other complications. The above are valid for both canine species: with and without hair.
Description Chinese crested dog
It is a small dog, slender, graceful, a little longer than tall. The head is graceful proportion to the body, smooth, wrinkle-free, slightly elongated skull and rounded, not too pronounced stop, tapered muzzle, nose narrow coat color.
The eyes are almond-shaped, prominent, spaced and dark. The ears are large, smooth, worn high. The neck is long, fine. The tail is long, thin, tapered, worn or allowed to stand for horizontal or high up.
There are two varieties of this breed. First, most wanted, considered hairless skin is supple, smooth, glossy and they appear only on the head (crest), the tail (feathering) and the lower parts of the legs, sometimes rare fringed ears.
The second variety, called Powder Puff, the whole body is covered with long hair in two layers, like a silky veil and can be any color or combination of colors.
The hairless skin generally have gray or pink.
Behavior Chinese crested dog
It is an intelligent, active, lively, curious, proud, alert, playful, sensitive. It is affectionate and devoted to its master, accepts children if you do not bother cautious with strangers.
Accept other dogs and other animals in the household especially if socialized small. This dog feels best in a home or apartment near a loving owner.
Generally has a moderate activity level and adapt to the needs of moving lifestyle of its owner family to which it belongs.
Training Chinese crested dog
Chinese crested dog is trainable. Whether you want to learn to defecate in one place, to know which place or various commands it will respond to commands.
As with other dogs best asset is patience. If Chinese crested dog short sessions are recommended to catch and quickly adapted to his style ENER.
If you are put in a position to have an adult dog began to go off every two hours to learn that on that door go to the bathroom. Generally dog is careful with children and other dogs and is fine with other animals and strangers.
He loves to be rewarded during training so if you are giving something grows best interest and is working to get that snack.
Characteristics Chinese crested dog
The skin should be cared for dogs without fur to remain supple and hydrated, to avoid drying them.
To do so, lotions, creams. Also, the dog should not be exposed to too much sun because it has sensitive skin and can burn. You can use protective creams.
Powder Puff coat variety should be brushed regularly and frequently washed. The facial hair is usually trimmed in a specific race.
Health Chinese crested dog
Like the rest of Chinese crested dogs dogs have certain health problems for which you should keep in mind. These problems can be prevented in time if the animal is led to regular controls.
The most common health problems seen in this breed are: patellar dislocation common to all small breeds and some larger femoral disease that causes immobility and pain, skin allergies especially in the products of wool and lanolin.
Dental problems: often some individuals are born with incomplete dentition. In the summer months it is prone to sunburn.
Applying lotions are essential summer, as it should be protected with proper clothing in winter months.