Crested Chin Breed Maintenance
Crested Chins are not a completely hypoallergenic breed, but produce less allergens due to the silky hair they inherit from their Chinese Crested parent. They are minimal shedders, but do require their long coats brushed frequently to prevent tangles and matting. Crested Chins generally have some longer sections of their coats, including around the face, ears, and feet. These areas should be clipped to avoid infection or hindrance to the dogs’ mobility. Though it is not common, some Crested Chins have hairless areas if they take after their Chinese Crested parent. In these cases, owners should protect hairless areas with clothing or treatments to avoid skin irritation. In addition to brushing, Crested Chins should be bathed and have their nails clipped on a monthly basis. They should also have their teeth brushed daily.