So you’re looking to adopt an Chinese Crested, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Chinese Crested, a lively and alert toy breed standing between 11 and 13 inches high, can be hairless or coated. The hairless variety has smooth, soft skin and tufts of hair on the head, tail, and ankles. The coated variety, called the “powderpuff,” is covered by a soft, silky coat. Besides the coat, there’s very little difference between the powderpuff and his undressed brother. Both varieties are characterized by fine-boned elegance and graceful movement.Cresteds are as fun as they look: playful, loving, and devoted to their humans. The hairless has its advantages: there is no doggy odor, and for obvious reasons shedding isn’t much of a problem. Both varieties are attentive housemates, totally in tune with their family. With their spotted pink skin, spiky “crested” hairdo, furry socks and feathery tail, you can’t mistake the sweet and slender Chinese Crested for any other breed. This frolicsome, ultra-affectionate companion dog is truly a breed apart.”
An Chinese Crested typically ranges from 27.94cm to 33.02cm in height, and weighs from 3.62873896kg to 5.4431084400000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Chinese Crested breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Chinese Crested insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.