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Chinese Crested Dog


The Chinese Crested is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. There is evidence that the breed was bred in China as far back as 2,000 years ago. Known as the "Lucky Hound" at the time, the breed was bred as a companion dog for royalty and the nobility.

In the 1900s, the breed was exported to other parts of the world, including Europe and the United States. In 1956, the first Chinese Crested was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), after which the breed quickly gained popularity.


The Chinese Crested is known for its gentle and affectionate nature. The breed is very social and loves attention and cuddles. They are intelligent and easy to train, but can also be stubborn at times.

The dogs are loyal to their owners and are known for their protective instincts. They can be shy around strangers at times, but get along well with children and other pets.


In general, the Chinese Crested is a healthy, long-lived breed. However, there are some health issues that are more common in this breed, such as skin problems and eye problems.

It is important to take good care of the dog's skin and check it regularly for signs of irritation or infection. Also, the dog's eyes should be checked regularly for inflammation and other problems.


The Chinese Crested, as the name suggests, has little to no hair. This means the dogs are prone to sunburn and overheating, especially during hot summer months. It is important to keep the dog out of the sun and to provide plenty of shade and water.

The dog's skin needs regular grooming as it can be prone to irritation and infection. It is important to keep the skin clean and dry and to use moisturizer or lotion regularly.

Finally, the Chinese Crested should be brushed regularly to remove loose hair and dirt. This can be done with a soft brush or a damp cloth.

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