Head: Slightly rounded with medium length muzzle. Eyes: Round with an alert expression. Ears: Carried erect when dog is alert. Nose: Black and self-colored according to coat. Bite: Scissor or level. Neck: Arched and of medium length. Top line: Level. Chest: Deep, but not barrel like. Body: Slightly longer than it's height, with rump curving to tail set. Legs: Forelegs are long and straight, with hind legs being moderately angulated. Feet: Oval and compact. Tail: Carried up or back. Movement: Smooth flowing gait, with graceful movements. Temperament: Fearless, loyal, and willing to please.* The Hairless Variety is a recently developed breed which began in 1972 in Louisiana, USA.