Original Name : Chinese Crested Dog
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Hairless, Powderpuff
Male size : 11-12 inches
Male weight : Never over 12 lbs
Female size : 9-12 inches
Female weight : Never over 12 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : China
This little dog will never go unnoticed, especially the Powderpuff variety, which has a fluffy coat. Chinese Crested Dogs are very affectionate and close to their family. Discreet and attentive, they alternate between moments of calm and bouts of mad running. Their dynamism is never far from the surface.
Smooth, without excessive wrinkling, above all gracious, sporting an alert expression.
Long to medium long, supple, with straight back, strong loins, well rounded, muscular croup.
All colors and combinations are permitted.
Large, erect, with or without feathering, erect ears are permitted in Powderpuffs.
Long, tapering, fairly straight, neither rolled nor twisted to one side, falling naturally at rest.
Fine-grained, smooth skin that is warm to the touch, Powderpuffs have an undercoat of long, fine hair looking like a veil.
Chinese Crested Dogs are active and gracious animals, with fine to medium bones. The body is either smooth and hairless, save the head, feet and tail or covered in a veil of fine silky hair. Ideally, the crest begins at the stop, tapering to the neck, preferably comprising long, elegant hairs, although sparse hairs are permitted. The hairless variety requires regular care, including baths virtually every week, with particular attention for dry skin and skin problems due to regular exposure to the sun.
Chinese Crested Dogs come in two different types: the fine-boned “deer” type and the more heavy-boned “cobby” type.