Crustie:Chinese Crested Dog and Yorkshire Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Chinese Crested Dog + Yorkshire Terrier


Crustie: Unique Mix of Chinese Crested Dog and Yorkshire Terrier

The Crustie, an unusual mix of the Chinese Crested Dog and the Yorkshire Terrier, is becoming increasingly popular as a companion dog and family member. In this profile, you'll learn more about the origin, history and suitability of this unique dog.

The Crustie is the result of a deliberate cross between the Chinese Crested, also known as the Chinese Crested, and the Yorkshire Terrier. Both breeds bring their own unique characteristics to the mix, making the Crustie an interesting and versatile dog.

The Chinese Crested Dog is an ancient breed that has been known in China for centuries. With its distinctive coat consisting of bald and hairy patches, it is a real eye-catcher. The Yorkshire Terrier, on the other hand, originated in Great Britain and was originally bred as a rat hunter. Its small body and friendly nature make it a popular companion dog.

Suitability and attitude

The Crustie is a remarkable mix of the Chinese Crested Dog and the Yorkshire Terrier. With its unique appearance and friendly nature, it makes an excellent companion dog and family member. The Crusty's adaptability to different living situations, small size, and low-maintenance nature make it a popular choice for dog lovers. If you're looking for a unique and versatile dog, the Crustie could be the perfect addition to your home.

Alternate Name -
Origin China - UK
Life expectancy 13 - 16 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Crustie

The Crustie combines the best characteristics of both breeds. He is an intelligent and lively dog that can easily adapt to different life situations. Due to its friendly nature, it is an excellent family dog that gets along well with children.

Thanks to its small size, the Crustie is suitable both for families with a large house and for people who live in smaller apartments. He is not particularly demanding in terms of exercise, but regular walks and mental stimulation are important to satisfy his active mind.

Care and health maintenance

The care of the Crusties is relatively simple. Due to the hair coat of the Chinese Crested Dog, Crusties can have both a smooth and a hairy variety. The smooth variety only has fur in a few places, while the hairy variety has all of its body hair covered. Both varieties require regular brushing to prevent matting.

The health of the Crusties is generally robust, as both parent breeds are healthy dogs. However, there may be some genetic conditions that should be watched for when breeding. These include possible eye problems and dental disease. Regular veterinary examinations and a balanced diet are critical to ensure the health of the Crustie.

A Crustie is a small dog with a distinctive appearance that is influenced by the mix of Chinese Crested Dog and Yorkshire Terrier. Depending on the variety, the Crustie may have either bald patches with scattered tufts of hair or a completely hairy coat. He often has a slender build, large eyes and a striking expression. With its unique appearance and charming nature, the Crustie attracts many glances.

Fur length long - medium
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears
Tail fanned out - short
Anatomy slim, slim, square
Size ♀ 16 - 38 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 5 kg
Size ♂ 16 - 33 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 5 kg
Suitable For suitable for allergy sufferers, Children, Seniors, Beginner, Seniors
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Dislocations

    Lenticular and patella luxation occur in some breeds and affect the eye.

  • Bronchitis

    Bronchitis in dogs is an inflammation of the lower airways in the area of the bronchi.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • A Crustie is a small, hairless breed of dog that has soft fur. They are usually intelligent, curious, energetic and affectionate.

  • A crustie can weigh between 2.3 and 6.8 kilograms and is usually between 20 and 38 centimeters tall.

  • A Chinese Crested Dog and Yorkshire Terrier mix can live up to 17 years.

  • A crustie should be fed high quality dog food, especially suitable for small breeds. He should be given small meals several times a day and regularly fed a balanced diet.

  • No, a custrie requires infrequent care and sometimes it needs to be creamed to prevent dry skin. In any case, he should be brushed and clipped regularly.

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