5-12 lbs
United States
Chinese Crested
The Powderpap is a 50/50 hybrid mix of the Papillon and the Chinese Crested breeds. As a small dog, the Powderpap is an excellent companion for anyone who is looking for a vivacious, yet little dog to brighten their life. Although he may not be a large dog, the Powderpap can be a bit of a high maintenance animal considering both of his parent breeds are somewhat high maintenance; he can have either a single coat like the Chinese Crested or a double coat like the Papillon depending on which genes are stronger. While the Powderpap is considered hypoallergenic due to the Chinese Crested's low shedding level, either style variation (double or single coat) will require a great deal of maintenance to keep looking at its best, so be ready for that commitment if you are considering the Powderpap. When it comes to personality, the Powderpap seems to be just like the Chinese Crested breed. He is alert, playful, and almost cat-like in his nature; loving to be with his human and spend lots of time cuddling. While the Powderpap does enjoy a good nap, he is still an active dog who loves to get outside and romp around so he will do well in an apartment home setting as long as he has a place to get out an exercise. With a generous life span, eagerness to please, and a great loyalty to his human, the Powderpap is a soulmate for any one, regardless of experience level.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Chinese Crested and Papillon

Powderpap Health

Average Size
Male Powderpap size stats
Height: 8-13 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Female Powderpap size stats
Height: 8-13 inches Weight: 5-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Lens Luxation
  • Congenital Heart Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Skin Allergies
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Follicular Dysplasia
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Pra
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • DNA for VWD
  • Heart Testing

Powderpap Breed History

The Powderpap is a relatively new hybrid breed, created in the United States sometime within the last century. Because of this, the Powderpap does not have a very well detailed origin story which leaves a lot of gaps in the how and why of his creation. So, to get a better idea as to what makes the Powderpap so unique and the reason for his existence, we need to take a look at the parent breeds.  Both the Papillon and the Chinese Crested have been around for a long time and thus, have plenty of information on what makes them so great. The Papillon, which is a type of toy spaniel, has a very rich history. Clear back into the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, these attractive little dogs were a huge part of the family environment; even making it into portraits as a main part of the image. While this breed was a favorite of royal families and noble homes everywhere, the Papillon was especially favored in the homes of French royals. During the French Revolution, the Papillon almost disappeared despite being so popular, but he made a comeback in the 19th century with an ever developing grace; just like his name sake, the butterfly. Ever since, the Papillon has been used all over the world in shows and as a faithful companion dog who loves exercise and has an intelligent, curious mind. He ranks 35th out of the 155 different breeds found listed in the American Kennel Club. The Chinese Crested is a hairless dog breed that was first seen in China sometime during the 13th century. The hairless nature is due to a natural genetic mutation and surprisingly enough, there are quite a few cases of this happening to dogs all over the world. Thankfully, no one really minds the lack of hair when it comes to the Chinese Crested because he is a lively, alert, and affectionate dog.  This breed made his way around the world due to being used as trade goods, and eventually entered the United States around the late 19th century. With his unique appearance and friendly personality, it didn't take long for him to get noticed. In fact, the breed's later acceptance into the American Kennel Club is credited to a newspaper reporter in the 19th century who first noticed the dogs. Her name was Ida Garrett and she went on to breed, show, and write articles about them for many, many years afterward. Thanks to her dedication, the Chinese Crested was accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1991 and the have been faithful show dogs and family companions ever since.

Powderpap Breed Appearance

Because the Powderpap has the Chinese Crested as an ancestor, his appearance can vary quite a lot. Sometimes, his fur may be the very short version, combined with the feathering around the ears and face from the Papillon. Other times, he may be the longer haired version of the Chinese Crested mixed with the Papillon, which will require a lot of extra maintenance and care. Regardless of hair type, the Powderpap will always have longer hair around the feet, tail, ears, and muzzle. He is a small dog that reaches up to 13 inches and weighs around 12 pounds fully grown. The Powderpap has round, brown eyes that bug out just enough to make him look slightly comical and over excited about everything. A small muzzle with a black nose and large ears (usually erect) complete the overall, average appearance of the Powderpap. This may change, even within the same litter, due to being a hybrid breed.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Powderpap eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Powderpap nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Powderpap coat
gray Powderpap coat
brown Powderpap coat
cream Powderpap coat
silver Powderpap coat
white Powderpap coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Powderpap straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Powderpap Breed Maintenance

The Powderpap is a medium to high maintenance dog breed. While the Chinese Crested sheds very little, the Papillon sheds seasonally and because both breeds have silky, long hair brushing often is required to keep the fur looking neat and clean. Matting can be an issue for those dogs that have longer fur, regardless of whether it is double or single coated. A quick brush with a comb and pin brush at least three times a week should be enough to keep the fur looking clean and tangle free; a dematter may be necessary if the dog's fur gets especially tangled . You may choose to avoid this altogether however and opt for having your Powderpap shaved to look like the Chines Crested (if he doesn't have that style of fur already). If you choose to go this route, be sure that you put sunscreen on the Powderpap's skin when you go outside as he may be more likely to suffer from sunburn or skin allergies thanks to the Chinese Crested side. Bathing only needs to occur every few weeks or so unless your dog's light colored fur has gotten especially dirty. Besides basic bathing and brushing, be sure to trim your dog's nails every few weeks in order to keep the paws healthy and scratching to a minimum.
Brushes for Powderpap
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Powderpap requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Powderpap Temperament

Just like the Chinese Crested, the Powderpap is a breed who is almost more cat than dog. He loves to snuggle, hang out on the back of high places (such as the sofa), and has a medium-high energy level that will keep you on your toes. While this breed loves to play and can be energetic, more often than not, he will be most content on your lap or laying by your feet as you work. The Powderpap does not bark often and is eager to please his master, making training a breeze. Due to his intelligence, the Powderpap actually catches on to things such as potty training very easily, so he makes the perfect option for those new dog owners who don't want a challenge. This breed is very affectionate and loves to play, so he gets along well with children and other pets. However, he can be a bit sensitive at times due to his small size so supervision is always a good idea in social situations. If you are looking for a dog that adapts well, has a natural curiosity, is friendly, and trains easily, than the Powderpap may be the breed for you.

Powderpap Activity Requirements

Both the Chinese Crested and the Papillon have a moderate amount of energy, the Papillon more so. Because of this, the Powderpap is an active, alert, playful breed who - while capable of living in an apartment - will need a moderate amount of exercise daily in order to keep him out of trouble. Games such as agility training, obedience training, fetch, and an interactive walk are all activities that the Powderpap will excel in! While this breed does have a decent amount of energy, thankfully you will be able to wear him out fairly quickly with thorough play time and after that he will be more than contented to sit on your lap or by your feet for a nice long snooze.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes
activity minutes

Powderpap Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Powderpap Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Powderpap size stats at six months
Height: 6.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
Female Powderpap size stats at six months
Height: 6.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Powderpap size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
Female Powderpap size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Powderpap size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Female Powderpap size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs

Powderpap Owner Experiences

6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Hide & Seek
Car rides
One of the most loving dogs I have ever come across. Super playful and energetic, and a very fast learner
4 years, 1 month ago
3 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Amazing dog! May breed...
4 years ago
8 Years
5 People
House & Yard
The best dog ever! Sweet, loyal, obedient, and very loving.
3 years, 4 months ago
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