This Page was made to help understand the different degrees of the Chinese Crested Hairless dog as well as the Chinese Crested Powder Puff.
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
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 Ideal hairless is show Quality
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
Powder Puff: The Powder Puff shares the crest and build of the Hairless, but in addition has a full coat of long, silky hair.
Requires brushing about once a week to maintain a fresh-groomed look
The look of the Powder Puff varies according to how it is groomed. You can easily groom your Powder Puff to have a hairless appearance for easy upkeep and an adorable look.