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Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested
origin:Africa
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:12 to 14 years
classification:Toy
height:23 to 33 cm
weight:2 to 5 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorfeeding: Mediumsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

No other breed is attributed such a disparity of origin places and so far apart. As a very old breed, there are no records of the time it appeared but there are many theories.

Some say that the Chinese Crested is originally from Mexico, and that the Aztecs used them to worm their beds. According to this theory, the Mexican Hairless Dog and the Chihuahua are ancestors of the Chinese Crested.

However, the name seems to indicate that the breed is originally from China, but scientific studies seem to point that this breed is descendent from the “Canis Africanus” being the African hairless Terrier his ancestor. If so, the Chinese Crested has the African continent as his birth land.

It is believed that the Chinese Crested dog was a taken to Asia by the Chinese sailors that had trading stops on the east coast of the African co