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.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video Link
View more videos on AKC's YouTube Channel
Other Names for Breed:
Chinese Crested Dog, Hairless
Chinese crested, hairless
Chien chinois à crête/à poil vaporeux et houppette
Perro crestado chino
Chinese Crested Dog, Powder Puff
Chinese crested, powder puff
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
The Kennel Club: Chinese Crested Pedigree Breed Health Survey
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Canada: Chinese Crested Club of Canada
UK: Chinese Crested dog Club
The Chinese Crested Club Of Great Britain
USA: American Chinese Crested Club