Powderpuff Chinese Crested Personality traits and Temperament
These breeds of dogs are generally expressive, they do smile and even hug. They are always happy and energetic, love people and are loyal to their owners. They are nicknamed as “velcro” dogs, as they will get physically attached to their loyal guardian, and they use their paws to hug that person around their neck. This is a sensitive dog that will be aware of your emotions.
They are highly playful, loves to climb, and play tirelessly with children, adults, or other companion animals. They love to be the centre of attention and doesn’t enjoy if left alone for long periods of time. The Crested enjoys playing with his toys, inventing games, running around outdoors, or zipping over the furniture.
This tiny breed requires one or two walks per day and the opportunity to run once in a while is adequate to keep them healthy and spirited. This daily exercise is required to keep them calm and not being destructive. They need a securely fenced yard. Crested’s are agile and can be good climbers, so make sure that the fence is secure all round.
This breed are small and could get easily injured while play with small children therefore they are not a suitable choice for a home with small children. They are also very jealous and sometimes won’t appreciate the time and attention given to small kids. They are also not good around other pets and are difficult to socialise them with cats.
Barking is another problem with this one, like, most of the small breeds. Therefore early socialization is important, to make them warm towards visitors.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
This breed should be brushed regularly, as they are prone to skin irritation and other skin problems. Grooming and brushing will keep the animal clean and healthy with their shiny coat. They should also be bathed regularly may be once or twice in two months, and only use a recommended shampoo by a veterinarian.
Dental cleaning and good oral hygiene is also a must. Regular brushing several times a week will help keep teeth and gums healthy and clean which in turn will keep bad breath at bay. Trim the nails as needed, usually every few weeks.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $800 – $900
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 10-14 YEARS
Height: 11-13 inches
Colors: Black, Cream, Blue, Chocolate, Apricot, Tri-color
How to Train this dog
They generally respond well with training, but this may require lots of positive reinforcement and treats. They are very difficult to house train and crate training is recommended. They are masters of routine and changes in the routine or upsetting situations can cause them to lapse back into bad habits.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: A fresh diet is always suitable for these dogs. Vitamins and omega -3- fatty acids should be supplemented in the diet
Allergies: They can be allergic to certain lotion and creams especially if it contains lanolin.
Health problems: They are prone to severe dental issue like most hairless breeds. They are genetically predisposed to have missing teeth or small peg like teeth. They also suffer from progressive retinal atrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
Pugese is a cross between the Pug and the Chinese Crested. The Pugese is a charming, lovable, energetic dog that loves attention and affection. They will play, caper, and do tricks if it means applause and appreciation.
Crustie is a mix between a Chinese Crested and a Yorkshire Terrier. They are intelligent dogs and would learn easily. They are not difficult to train.
Chinese Crestepoo is a hybrid breed of dogs that is produced by a mix between the Chinese Crested and the Poodle. Full of energy, these dogs are wonderful family pets mainly because of their lively, playful and friendly nature. They are very good with children also. They are very protective of their family.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your Powderpuff Chinese Crested as Elvis or Asterix if he is a male and Hope or Buffy if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
Photo Credits: Amy Church