Breed group : Toy
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GENERALBreed group: Toy Type: Hybrid
Talent: Herding, Military work, Racing, Sighting, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: 7-13 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Gray / Salt & Pepper
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Crusties are hybrid dogs that are a mix between a Chinese Crested and a Yorkshire Terrier purebreds. They are also referred to as designer dogs. A comparative study of the parent breeds shows that these hybrids are small in size, standing not more than 12 inches and weighing around 12 pounds. They are cheerful, loyal and intelligent dogs that make very good family pets. They are found in different colours like blue and black. Their coat depends on whether they have a hairless coat or a true hairy coat. They are good dogs to have as family pets.
They can be found in blue or black colour.
They can have a hairless coat or a more hairy coat that is fine and silky.
Both parent breeds are good family dogs and the resulting hybrid is no different. Having most family suitable traits, they are good family dogs. They are good with children and other pets in the family. They may need socialization training from puppyhood to make them social and friendly with all members of the family. They are eager to please their owners and love to get attention.
Hairless type hybrids would need only sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Powder puff type hybrids would need regular grooming and brushing.
They are intelligent dogs and would learn easily. They are not difficult to train.
These small dogs are energetic dogs and would require ample exercise and play sessions. Daily walk and playing time will keep them happy.