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    Chinese Crested |China|

    Chinese Crested |China|

    Affectionately known as the “Dr. Seuss Dog” because of its resemblance to characters from the Dr. Seuss stories, the Chinese Crested comes in two varieties, Hairless and Powderpuff. The Hairless has soft, silky hair on its head (crest), tail (plume), and feet (socks). The rest of the body is hairless and the skin is soft and smooth. The Powderpuff is entirely covered with a double, straight, and silky coat. The two types often come from the same litter. They are fun, playful, and affectionate dogs that get on well with children, strangers, and other dogs. Maintenance of the Hairless variety’s skin is similar to maintaining human skin and as such it can be susceptible to dryness and sunburn.


    Hairless dogs existed in China by the sixteenth century. They became popular with Chinese seafarers and were used for ratting on board ships and were traded as curiosities in ports. These dogs arrived in England in the 1860s as part of a zoological show but were not registered until 1881. They were introduced to the United States in 1880, and the American Chinese Crested Club was founded in 1978.

    Chinese Crested Dogs are highly intelligent; puppies are always eager to play and learn new tricks.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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