Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Chinese Crested Dog

Chinese Crested


ORIGIN

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China.

PATRONAGE

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Great Britain.

PUBLISHED

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13.10.2010.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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Companion Dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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Group 9Companion and Toy Dogs
Section 4Hairless Dogs
Without working trial

KC
Toy

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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The Chinese Crested Dog comes in two varieties - the Hairless and the Powder Puff. The ‘Hairless’ have a crest of hair on their head extending part way down their neck, ‘socks’ covering their toes, and a plume on their tail. The rest of their body is, as their name implies, hairless. The ‘Powder Puff’ variety is covered entirely with a veil of long soft hair. While it is difficult to pinpoint their origin, it is said that they were owned by families of the Han Dynasty of China. The Chinese Cresteds were developed at this time as guardians of the treasure houses and, in a larger, heavier form, as hunting dogs. They were seen at shows in America from 1885 to 1926 but then were rarely ever seen for some fifty years.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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A small, active and graceful dog; medium-to fine-boned, smooth hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only; or covered with a soft veil of hair. Two distinct types of this breed Deer type, racy and fine-boned, and Cobby type, heavier in body and bone.
KC
A small, active and graceful dog; medium- to fine-boned, smooth hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only; or covered with a soft veil of hair.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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Two distinct types of this breed; Deer type, racy and fine boned, and Cobby type, heavier in body and bone.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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Happy, never vicious.
KC
Happy, never vicious.

HEAD

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Smooth, without excess wrinkles. Distance from base of skull to stop equal to distance from stop to tip of nose. Head presenting graceful appearance with alert expression.
KC
Slightly rounded and elongated skull. Cheeks cleanly chiselled, lean and flat, tapering into muzzle. Stop slightly pronounced but not extreme. Head smooth, without excess wrinkles. Distance from base of skull to stop equal to distance from stop to tip of nose. Muzzle tapering slightly but never pointed, lean without flews. Nose a prominent feature, narrow in keeping with muzzle. Any colour nose acceptable. Head presenting graceful appearance, with alert expression. Lips tight and thin. An ideal crest begins at the stop and tapers off down neck. Long and flowing crest preferred, but sparse acceptable.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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Slightly rounded and elongated.

Stop

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Slightly pronounced, but not extreme.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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A prominent feature, narrow in keeping with muzzle. Any colour nose acceptable.

Muzzle

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Tapering slightly but never pointed, lean without flews.
KC
Jaws strong, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Lips

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Tight and thin.

Jaws/Teeth

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Jaws strong, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. the upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Cheeks

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Cleanly chiselled, lean and flat, tapering into muzzle.

Eyes

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So dark as to appear black. Little or no white showing. Medium size, almond in shape. Set wide apart.
KC
So dark as to appear black. Little or no white showing. Medium size, almond in shape. Set wide apart.

Ears

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Set low highest point of base of ear level with outside corner of eye. Large and erect, with or without fringe, except in Powder Puffs where drop ears are permissible.
KC
Set low: highest point of base of ear level with outside corner of eye. Large and erect, with or without fringe, except in Powder Puffs where drop ears are permissible.

NECK

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Lean, free from throatiness, long and sloping gracefully into strong shoulders. When moving, carried high and slightly arched.
KC
Lean, free from throatiness, long and sloping gracefully into strong shoulders. When moving, carried high and slightly arched.

BODY

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Medium to long, supple.
KC
Medium to long. Supple. Chest rather broad and deep, not barrel-ribbed. Breast bone not prominent. Brisket extending to elbows; moderate tuck-up.

Back

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Level.

Loin

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Taut.

Croup

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Well rounded and muscular.

Chest

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Rather broad and deep, not barrel-ribbed. Breast bone not prominent. Brisket extending to elbows.

Underline and belly

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Moderate tuck-up.

TAIL

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Set high, carried up or out when in motion. Long and tapering, fairly straight, not curled or twisted to either side, falling naturally when at rest. Plume long and flowing, confined to lower two-thirds of tail. Sparse plume acceptable.
KC
Set high, carried up or out when in motion. Long and tapering, fairly straight, not curled or twisted to either side, falling naturally when at rest. Plume long and flowing, confined to lower two-thirds of tail. Sparse plume acceptable.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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Legs long and slender, set well under body.
KC
Shoulders clean, narrow and well laid back. Legs long and slender, set well under body. Elbows held close to body. Pasterns fine, strong, nearly vertical. Toes turned neither in nor out.

Shoulder

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Clean, narrow and well laid back.

Elbow

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Held close to body.

FORELEGS

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Pastern

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Fine, strong, nearly vertical.

FEET

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Extended hare-foot, narrow and long. Nails any colour, moderately long. Socks ideally confined to toes, but not extending above top of pastern. Feet turning neither in nor out.

Forefeet

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Extended hare-foot, narrow and long. Nails any colour, moderately long. Socks ideally confined to toes, but not extending above top of pastern. Feet turning neither in nor out.

Hind feet

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As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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Hindlegs set wide apart. Angulation of the rear limb must be such as to produce a level back.
KC
Rump well rounded and muscular, loins taut, stifles firm and long, sweeping smoothly into the well let down hocks. Angulation of the rear limbs must be such as to produce a level back. Hind legs set wide apart.

Stifle

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Firm and long, sweeping smoothly into hock.

HIND LEGS

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Rear pastern

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Hocks well let down.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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Long, flowing and elegant with good reach and plenty of drive.
KC
Long, flowing and elegant with good reach and plenty of drive.

SKIN

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Fine-grained, smooth, warm to the touch.

COAT

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HAIR

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No large patches of hair anywhere on body. A long and flowing crest preferred, but sparse acceptable; ideally beginning at stop tapering off down neck. In Powder Puffs coat consists of an undercoat with soft veil of long hair, veil coat a feature.
KC
No large patches of hair anywhere on body. Skin fine-grained, smooth, warm to the touch. In Powder Puffs coat consists of an undercoat with soft veil of long hair, veil coat a feature.

COLOUR

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Any colour or combination of colours.
KC
Any colour or combination of colours.

SIZE

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Ideal height in dogs: 28-33 cms (11-13 ins) at withers; bitches: 23-30 cms (9-12 ins) at withers. Weight varies considerably, but should not be over 5.4 kgs (12 lbs).

Height at withers

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Ideal height at the withers Males 28-33 cms. Females 23–30 cms.

FAULTS

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Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.