Chinese Crested Dog: A Short History


Chinese Crested Dog: A Short History

Chinese crested dogs are a breed about which many things are unknown. Chinese dogs though the name suggests, Chinese crested dog is not from China. Their origin is something that no one knows. Many people in the have in the past made assumptions about their background, but it also based on pre-conceived notions that are untrue.

But in recent times, much better theories have come up, and they fit better when you look at the dog and compare the methods. So let’s deduce the opinions and assumptions and find out the origin of the Chinese crested dogs.

Chinese Crested Dog: A Short History
Chinese Crested Dog: A Short History

Chinese Crested Dog History

The first thing that you will notice in the breed of Chinese crested dogs is the hound appearance. This dog fits the description of many hounds like appearing dogs that are small, thin, and mostly hairless. However, all these appearance qualities show that they belong to a place that has a warm climate. Also, if they belonged to an environment that was cold and harsh, they would have thick fur, like most breeds that originate from the freezing climates. All the features also point out to the fact that they may be originating from a hot arid region of Asia, from where another breed called pariah dogs also originates. The hairlessness of this dog can be because of the domestication of them, and they have developed over time.

So you can deduce that they are Asian but just not Chinese enough the name suggests a different thing.

Dogs in ’90s

There’s was one point where the dogs were close to becoming dying out. It was the condition of them in the early 1900s, but soon, things were different because an Australian citizen decided to buy the Chinese crested dogs in the 1970s. And national recognition came to them after two.years. By the 2000’s they become a novelty of sorts.

The appearance of the Chinese crested dog is different from other breeds. They have a hairless body except for the crest of hair on their faces and little on the tall legs and hands. Their skin is usually warm because they are hairless, and the insulation traditionally by the nose is absent in them. The Chinese crested dogs are a shade darker than the usual dogs. Sometimes otherwise, they are a breed that comes in all shades. They are better to the sun. The genetic engineering of the race is weird as it hairless sometimes, and sometimes it’s haired.

Chinese Crested Dog: A Short History
Chinese Crested Dog: A Short History

The Chinese crested dogs are best for you if you want a family dog, or you are a retired person or love dogs in general. They live up to 14-15 years. The breed is super affectionate, caring, and adorable. However, they are comfortable and moderately maintenance kind. During the winter months, you should take proper and good care of this breed because the problem may arise because they are hairless and don’t let them get too much exposure to the sun; it dangerous for them. This dog is super cute and lively.

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