Chinese Crested Breed Dog Photos

Chinese Crested Photo Gallery – Pictures Of Chinese Cresteds!

November 10th, 2008

The Chinese Crested is a highly unique looking member of the Toy Group.  This breed has a diverse history, as it is believed that they originated from African hairless dogs and were then bred down in size by the Chinese.   These little dogs were the companions of Chinese sailors and were used to hunt vermin on boats.  Previously they were known as Chinese Hairless, the Chinese Ship Dog, the Chinese Royal Hairless and even the Chinese Edible Dog.

Photo by opiumpoppy

There are 2 varieties of Chinese Crested – the Hairless and the Powderpuff.  Both types can be born in the same litter.  Hairless dogs, like the one in the photo above, have very soft skin that feels much like that of a human.  They have socks (fur around the paws), a plume (fur on the tail), and the crest (the long fringe of hair on the head).  Some Hairless have fur on their muzzles as well, known as a beard.  They are a good choice for people with allergies.

Photo by dogsbody