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Powderpuff Chinese Crested Breed Summary

Needy, Affectionate, Sweet, Alert and Playful

Although their name may suggest it, these guys don’t actually come from China! It’s more likely that their descendants are the African or Mexican Hairless dogs and then later reduced in size in China. It’s thought that they originally assisted Chinese Sailors on their trips across the sea, around the 1530’s. They were used to hunt vermin both during and between the age of the bubonic plague. Once the plague arrived in Europe, it was thought to have killed between 30%-60% of the continents population! And the doggies during this time also managed to make their way to Europe – relatively plague-free! The Chinese believed that these guys also had magical healing powers and were often kept by Emperors as well. 

Other Names Crested, Puff, Curtis

Many other websites and books will describe this breed as friendly. We however, aren’t as convinced by the context of ‘friendly’ when describing these doggies, unless that is they start smiling when they’ve done something naughty! A smiling Chinese Crested = mess and destruction. However, they are incredibly needy doggies and will often try to follow you around like a shadow and want to snuggle in with you at bedtime. Their neediness means that they are prone to separation anxiety, so they will need someone to be around with them for most of the day. Just make sure to socialise and train your Chinese Crested's as young as you can, as they are not fans of strangers and can even bite! However, once training is done and dusted, they can make fantastic pets and can even live in apartments.