Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Chinese Crested Dog Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Despite the name the origin of this breed is doubtful. Can be hairless as the name suggests, or powder-puff, with fine, luxurious hair. Matings between a hairless and a powder-puff are genetically stronger. Lively and affectionate, they need protection from both hot and cold weather. Powder-puffs will require regular grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. The Chinese Crested Club of Great Britain: www.thechinesecrestedclubofgb.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Chinese Crested Club: http://accc.chinesecrestedclub.info.