Chinese Crested Hairless Dog
Chinese Crested is a hypoallergenic breed whether you're looking for a hairless or a powder puff and you have pet allergies this is a breed to consider
A True hairless: A true hairless has little to no furnishings
Head (crest): Little to no hair
Tail (plum): Little to no hair
Feet (boots): Little to no hair
The true hairless is pet Quality
In-between a true hairless and an I deal hairless is you true ideal
An Ideal Hairless: In most cases has nice furnishings with some body hair that will need to be groomed.
Head (crest): light to thick hair
Tail (plum): light to thick hair
Feet (boots): light to thick hair
Often a Ideal hairless is show Quality
In-between and Ideal hairless and a hairy hairless is the ideal hairy hairless
A Hairy Hairless: In most cases has thick plush furnishing with lots of body hair that will need to be groomed.
Head (crest): Thick hair- flashy appearance
Tail (plum): Thick hair - flashy
Feet (boots): Thick Hair- flashy
Often a hairy hairless is show quality and as you can see in the photos to the left on a hairy hairless is a single coat over the whole body but yet you can see the skin on the puppy if you are not able to see the skin on the young puppy then it would be a powder puff view puff newborn below . Don't be fulled many breeders will try to sell a Powder puff as a hairy Hairless. Also due to the hairless gene, the teeth in the Hairless may be smaller and the tiny "tusks" will extend forward, but the Powder Puff should have a regular canine mouth.
An extremely "hairy" Hairless can look almost like a lightly-coated Powder Puff! They have even been referred to as "semi-coats", which makes things even more complicated for a newcomer to the breed. In order to check whether such a dog is genetically Hairless or Powder Puff, simply look in the mouth. If the dog is genetically Hairless it will have forward-pointing tusks; if it is a Powder Puff it will have a normal mouth.
Puff: The Powder Puff carries no Hairless genes, therefore it has a normal canine mouth, and their mouths are not affected by the Hairless gene mutation. At the front there are six incisors top and bottom. The canine teeth are strong and slightly curved. Behind the canine teeth are four pre-molars and two molars, in both upper and lower jaws. This makes forty-two teeth in all, in a tight scissor bite.
Powder Puff : The Powder Puff shares the crest and build of the Hairless, but in addition has a full coat of long, silky hair.
If you are purchasing a powder puff, many of my customers like them groomed to have the hairless appearance. I call this a pony cut.
Pony Cut Directions :
Body 10 blade
Ears 40 blade
Mussel - 40 on the part of mussel and 10 on the under side
Make sure when shaving the body you stop at the shoulder so that your crest will give you the Pony (mane) look.
As seen in picture on the left.
If you are purchasing your powder puff from me I will be glad to groom your puppy with this cut at your request.