When it comes to dogs, there are more varieties than brands junk food (okay, that’s a terrible analogy, but I’m trying to be healthy which means I dream about junk food, which is a very sad thing indeed); there are so many breeds and cross breeds and mutts that there’s a dog for everyone.
Big dogs, small dogs, and always something in between. And all have their fans. But when it comes to the small breeds, there’s nothing quite like the doggy in the picture above, the Chinese Crested.
Don’t panic or feel ashamed if you’ve never seen one or heard of one before – I hadn’t until I attended Meet the Breeds. If there’s one thing this dog does do, is make an impression. They’re sort of like the Diva’s Diva of Dog World. Here are three fast facts about the Chinese Crested.
Hair? No Hair?
Like all true divas, do not try to put this pup into a pigeon hole! He comes as he feels fit…well, into two distinct breeds, the hairless and the…hairy. The Hairless Chinese Crested truly lives up to his name. He’s hairless all over, except for his magnificent mane, or crest, of hair on his head, and his stylish ankle cuffs and lush tail. His furry buddy is the same dog, but one who chooses to wear a luscious and silky double coat, all year round. This is one dog who should add Royal Treatment’s range of organic and natural dog grooming products (especially the shampoo and conditioner) to his routine; it’ll really help him stand out from the crowd and shine!
The Chinese Crested is a toy dog. But don’t toy with him. He’s a breed who can hold his own. He’s fun, cool, playful, okay with other animals, and just love their people. Basically, this is a dog who becomes very attached to their person and doesn’t adjust well to a new owner. Well, who does? But he’s smart and alert and everything we all want to be.
Honey, on the runway please! This dog is a perfect pet for the person who loves dogs but is better suited to the lower-maintenance of a cat. He’s very active indoors so really doesn’t need the walks and the extra attention many other breeds need. Also, he really is a supermodel kind of dog. Look at him! Basically, he’s a great apartment dog who doesn’t smell ‘doggy’ and can entertain himself, given enough toys. Fantastic!
So there you have some quick, cool and quirky facts about the Chinese Crested.