Skip to Content

Chinese Crested Dog

Size: Small

Weight: 10 - 13 lbs.

Height: 10" - 13"

Life Span: 13 - 15 years

Health Problems: Sunburn on hairless dogs; PRA; glaucoma; lens luxation

Origin: China

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Toy Breed

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Chinese Crested Dog requires short walks.

Grooming Needs

The Chinese Crested Dog needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


Sensitive, gentle, devoted and playful.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.


Dating back to the 13th century, this dog may have been brought by African traders and was used as a ratter.