Chinese Crested Dog
The Chinese Crested dog is a hairless breed of dog. Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese crested comes in two varieties, with and without fur, which are born in the same litter: the Powder Puff and the Hairless . The breed was believed by some to have originated in Africa and was called the African Hairless Terrier in several 19th Century texts; however, there is genetic evidence that shows a shared origin with the Mexican Hairless.
Spirited and intelligent, they enjoy getting outdoors for daily exercise, although they are not a high energy breed. They are great for apartment or city living, but being very versatile, they can also love country living and long hikes. Being a very intelligent breed, this dog does well in obedience type sports. Consistency is a must, however this breed can be relatively sensitive and should have a gentle trainer. It can also “defend” the home when strangers arrive without notice
Between 15 and 23 cm / Between 4.5 and 5.9 kg.
Soft and glossy and never coarse.
All colors are accepted and fawn to red with withe is the most frequent color.
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)