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(Chinese Crested and Japanese Chin mix) The Chin Crested is a very small dog. The coat largely depends on the parent breed that dominates. His body can be hairless, or he can have hair, but not on the underbody. He tends to have an underbite. This hybrid is a very cute and unusual looking pet.

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Since the Chin Crested is a toy dog, he\'ll do best with older children that respect his size. His nature is to be cuddled and loved. He usually doesn\'t much care for other pets in the household. His energy level is slight.

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5-11 inches
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5-10 pounds
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General Health

The following genetic health issues can be passed from the parent breeds; Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Cerebellar, Ataxia

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Both parent breeds are companion canines. The Japanese Chin is believed to have originated in the Imperial Court of China. Then later gifted to Japan where it was seen as a entity rather than a dog. The Chinese Crested didn\'t originate in China, but perhaps Africa or derived from the Mexican Hairless.

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Groom regularly to keep the coat free of tangles. If hairless, wipe with a soft damp cloth. Pay special attention to dental hygiene for this little one.

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Ideal Environment

Due to the low energy level, the Chin Crested makes an excellent apartment dweller. But he will most definitely enjoy a walk or a trip to the park. This will help satisfy his need for attention.

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