This breed is loving and devoted to their human. The hairless variety due to obvious reason is even considered hypoallergenic. This breed is fantastic for almost anyone. They are great for families, children, smaller homes such as apartments, and even the elderly.
Cresteds are not like your typical dog and do not enjoy playing outside like typical dogs. They much prefer to be carried or sit in a nice comfortable lap and receive attention instead. That being said, these dogs are surprisingly agile and have been known to be quick and with the ability to jump high fences on occasion.
Origin of the Chinese Crested
The origin of the Chinese Crested dog is unknown due to how ancient the breed is. However, it is assumed that they descended from the large hairless dogs of Africa. They were said to originally bred to combat disease bearing rats on the high seas and were originally called the Chinese Ship Dog.
Is a Chinese Crested right for me?
If your choice is the Chinese Crested, you will have a devoted and loyal companion who will love nothing more than to be with you as you go about your day. Be it lounging at home, having tea with the neighbors, or enjoying the sunset out on the back deck.
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