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Chinese Crested

This dog breed is one that can be recognized a mile away because of their hairless bodies. They also have some tufts on their faces and legs. They are very active and playful and could be mischievous too because everybody needs some bad. Discover more about our Chinese Crested puppies for sale below!

Breed History

The records are somewhat divided as to the origin of the Cresteds. While some say it is Central America, others point to Africa as its place of origin. 

However, some Chinese traders developed this breed during their sails and made China its birthplace. They were used to hunt vermin and for trades. They are a rare breed and were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991.


The Chinese Crested is playful, energy-efficient and is very good around children. They are actually quite good for first-time owners because they are perfect companions. They could be a little shy and skittish when strangers are around and it is important to socialize them early. 

They are alert and tough and can do well in canine sports. They do not like being left alone because they could develop habits like digging things up and this could be destructive. They should not be overly pampered.


Chinese Crested is active and playful. They should be kept in yards that are secured because they are very good at escaping. The fence should also be pretty tall because they are good climbers. They also do a lot of digging so your fence should be well-grounded. 

They are suitable for apartment living and should not be subjected to harsh weather conditions seeing they do not have a coat. So as much as possible regulate the temperature to suit your dog.


The Chinese Crested is a small dog that does not need a lot of exercise. 30 minutes a day should be the minimum. They are extremely sensitive to cold and hot weather so it is important that they wear coats during the winter and should not be left outside during the summer. 

They should be shielded properly from extreme weather conditions. You could use a sunblock for them. When you leave them to play outside, they should be supervised or they could jump over a fence or dig their way to freedom. They really do not require a lot of exercise because they are companion dogs.


The Chinese Crested has different grooming needs from regular dogs. They require a lot of time and care to keep them looking good and healthy. The right lotions should be applied to their skin because without that, the skin can get dry and this could lead to sores. 

They should be properly cared for. The hair on their heads should be gently brushed and trimmed when necessary. Check his ears when cleaning them to be sure there is no sign of infection or excess wax. Cut their nails if they don’t wear down naturally and be sure to use only vet-recommended products in them.

Our Chinese Crested puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Chinese Crested puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Chinese Crested puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Chinese Crested puppies.


Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Chinese Crested

Are Chinese Cresteds sensitive to noise?

Yes. Every dog is. It is pertinent to keep the noise levels and TV levels down when a Crested comes into the house for the first time.

What health challenges does a Chinese Crested have?

They are prone to the following, patella luxation, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, closed-ear canal, progressive retinal atrophy, heart problems, and others.

Are Chinese Cresteds easy to train?

They are like most dogs and it will take patience and consistency to train this dog. They are intelligent enough.

Are they good watchdogs?

Yes, they are. They are small but will alert you when a stranger comes along or when something isn’t right.

Do Cresteds like water?

Some of them do and will get in the water mostly during the hot weather.

Do Cresteds indulge in excessive barking?

No, they do not. They only bark to let their owner know of a stranger who is approaching or when they feel something is off.

Do Cresteds suffer from separation anxiety?

Yes, they do. They form relatively strong bonds and will not want to be left without their owners. They could be destructive when that happens.

Do Cresteds adapt well?

Yes. They generally adapt well to living in apartments as long as they are thoroughly exercised.

Are Chinese Cresteds playful?

Extremely. They can be quite mischievous too. They love to entertain as long as they have an audience. Even as adults, they play like puppies. 

Are Cresteds suitable for first-time dog owners?

They are. They would need a lot of human attention and playtime though. They also thrive in children enabled homes.

The Chinese Crested dog seems like the kind of family dog you would want to have.

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