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What’s The Bite Force of a Chinese Crested & Does It Hurt?


Chinese Cresteds are small, elegant toy dogs with a distinctive, hairless appearance. They have won the hearts of many. Owners may worry about the bite force of their dogs, despite their loving nature and their unique looks. This article sheds light on the bite force of Chinese Cresteds and if it’s something to be concerned about.

Understanding Bite Force in Canines

When discussing the bite force of any dog breed, it’s essential first to understand what bite force means. The bite force is typically measured in pounds per square inch (PSI) and signifies the pressure applied by a dog’s jaw when it bites down. This force is affected by a number of factors including the size and structure of the dog’s jaw, as well as breed-specific traits.

Chinese Cresteds: Their Jaw Structure

Chinese Cresteds are toy dogs and have a smaller bite than larger breeds. Their jaws are designed more for gripping rather than for exerting great force. This structure means that while Chinese Cresteds can bite, the force behind it isn’t as strong as that of larger breeds, such as German Shepherds or Rottweilers.

How strong is a Chinese Crested’s bite?

Their size and jaw…

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