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Chinese Crested Information

BREED GROUP:  Companion and Toy Dog Breeds

WEIGHT:  5-10 lbs.

HEIGHT:  10-13 in.

COLOR(S):  Any coat color or pattern permissible.

COAT:  Hairless: Hairless on body. Hair present on head, sparse or flowing (preferred) crest, plumed tail, "socks" on feet. Powderpuff: Single or double. Entire body veiled in soft, silky veil. Outer coat long and thin, undercoat short and silky.


APPEARANCE:  Head: Slightly rounded skull. Eyes: Almond shaped, set wide apart and dark in color. Ears: Large and erect, with base level with the outside corner of the eye. Muzzle: Medium and tapering to a point. Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite: Scissor or level. Neck: Lean and slightly arched. Chest: Deep with a moderate tuck-up at the flanks. Body: Back is level and slightly longer than it's height. Legs: Forelegs are long, slender and straight. Hind legs are firm and long, with straight hocks. Feet: Narrow and long. Tail: Long, straight and tapered. Movement: Swift and very agile, with flowing gait. Temperament: High-spirited, yet very lovable.