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Chinese Crested
Called ugly by some, a Chinese Crested proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Height: 11 to 13 inches at shoulder
Weight: up to 12 pounds
Coat: none except for a few tufts; or long and silky
Life span: 10 to 14 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Chinese Crested was created to be an invalid's companion. In that setting, you won't find a better dog. They can almost read your mind and will lie in bed for hours without moving a muscle. They have almost no desire to go out and run around like regular dogs, although they are athletic enough to jump surprisingly tall fences and compete in agility. Chinese Cresteds are not gregarious, but they are intensely social and bond quickly within their pack. They don't accept strangers easily. Once it falls in love with you, you'll have a little stalker on your hands--he'll be eternally, thoroughly devoted.
Chinese Crested profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Intelligence
  
  
  
  
  
Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
General health