The Chinese Crested dog

Discover the wonderful breed that is the Chinese Crested dog.

Don’t consider it to be a quirk of nature but a true dog with a soft and gentle character capable of being so much more than just a curiosity factor.

It is a breed that is active, full of life and obedient.

Its origins go back many centuries. The first writings about the breed can be found as early as the 12th century AD.

The absence of fur is due to a natural genetic mutation that occurred in China and also in breeds originating in other countries such as Peru or Mexico.

The Chinese Crested dog can be found in two forms – the true hairless or “naked” dog with its characteristic topknot.and plumes of fur on its tail and paws and the Powder Puff or “Houpette” which has a full coat.