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Chinese Crested

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Chinese Crested

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The Chinese Crested At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
10 - 12 yrs 
Height Range
11 - 13 in 
Weight Range
5 - 12 lbs 
Any color or color combination 
Very good if you can hold their interest 
With Children
Very good with middle to older children; no rough play 
With Animals
Usually good. 
No temperature extremes. Require sunscreen when in sunlight for long, and sweaters in colder weather 
Must live indoors 
Exercise Reqd
Fairly active play indoors is adequate 
Grooming Reqd
Skin care is absolutely necessary in the hairless variety; regular brushing of powder-puff variety. Breed requires dental care. 
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Chinese Crested Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Chinese Crested breeders:

BAER Hearing Test
Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (by X-Ray)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Progressing Retinal Atrophy (genetic test)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)