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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Crustie Build Information

Crusties are small hybrid dogs that come from the mixing of the Chinese Crested with the Yorkshire Terrier pure breeds. Weighing roughly 12 pounds and standing no higher than 12 inches, these little dogs make for cheerful and loyal pets. They can be either hairless or have fine silky coats, usually in blue or black colors.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Crusties make great family pets, inheriting the tendencies of both parents. They enjoy attention and are very social and friendly with all members of the family. They are intelligent dogs and train up quickly and easily. Daily walks are a necessity and special care must be taken to prevent sunburn if they have little or no hair.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Blue, Gray, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Fine

Crustie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Crustie is a funny, little Chinese Crested and Yorkshire Terrier mix!