FCI Standard Chinese Crested Dog
FCI breed Chinese Crested breed No. 288 dated July 18, 1989
COUNTRY APPROVING BREED
Photo: Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)
General characteristics: Chinese Crested Dog is a small, active, charming dog with a medium and thin skeleton.
Deer type: full-blooded dog with a thin skeleton.
A typehorses: more compact, with a heavier body and skeleton.
Head: Cranial part slightly round and elongated.
Muzzle: dry and flat, tapering towards the nose. The transition from the forehead to the muzzle is easily marked. The length of the head from the occipital protuberance to the transition from the forehead to the muzzle is the same as from the transition to the nose. The muzzle is slightly tapering, at the same time it should not be pointed, dry, with tight-fitting thin lips. The nose is well developed, the same width as the end of the muzzle. Any color of nose is allowed. The crest begins from the transition from the forehead to the muzzle and descends further along the scruff of the neck. It can be of any length, a long, flowing crest is preferred.
Eyes: so dark that they appear black. The white of the eye is invisible or barely visible. Eyes of medium size, located at a great distance from each other. Eyelid pigmentation is required, brown or black. A dog that does not have a stroke cannot claim titles.
Ears:set low - in line with the outer corner of the eye. Quite large, erect, with or without fringe, hanging ears are allowed in the downy breed of the breed.
Teeth: jaws strong, with absolutely regular scissor bite. The lower fangs of hairless dogs have the shape of tusks, so if you have doubts whether a downy dog or a heavily overgrown hairless dog, this is easily determined by the shape of the fangs. The downy individual should have a complete set of teeth.
Neck: dry, without suspension, long, beautifully descends to strong shoulders. In motion, it is held high and slightly curved.
Body:stretched format. Flexible. The chest is wide enough and deep, but not barrel-shaped and not with convex ribs. The sternum does not protrude. The chest reaches the elbows, the stomach is moderately tightened.
Forelimbs: long and slender. Elbows fit snugly to the body, metacarpus thin, strong, almost sheer.
Hind limbs:the hips are elastic, the legs are strong and long, the hocks are low. Posterior hind limbs wide.
Paws:rabbit-shaped, narrow and long, with elongated bones of the wrist, especially in the forelimbs. The elongated hair on the limbs ideally covers the fingers, but does not go over the wrists. Feet should not be turned neither in nor out.
Tail: set high, long and tapering towards the end. Must not be bent or twisted. In a calm state it is lowered down. The tail brush should be long and flowing, covering about two-thirds of the tail length. A rare brush is allowed, but preferably lush and thick.
Coat: the body should not have large areas overgrown with hair. The skin is fine-grained, soft and warm to the touch. The naked form of the breed has a smooth body with hair on its head, tail and legs, is divided into the type of deer and the type of horse. Wool should not rise above the wrist and hock. The downy form of the breed has a wool coat, consisting of a poorly developed undercoat and a cover hair of a rather large length. A characteristic feature is the veil of the coat.
Height at the withers:28 - 33 cm - males, 23 - 30 cm - females. The deviation is not more than 2 cm.
Weight: should not exceed 5 kg.
Color: any color and any combination of colors.
Chinese Crested has an attractive variety of shades ranging from blue to brown-red. The darkest blue color can be of different shades. Brown-red can be saturated, brightening to honey. These solid colors often fade in areas with pink unpigmented skin: on the chest, abdomen, and limbs. This gives a spotting effect, known as “patterned,” which is very attractive. Spotted and marbled colors are also found in this breed.
Thickness and color saturation vary seasonally. In summer, a Chinese crested dog sunbathes. Her skin, depending on the original color, becomes either bronze or graphite.
Chinese Crested Movement: free, smooth and graceful with a good reach of the front and a good push of the hind limbs, without stilted and constrained gait. Very energetic. A characteristic gait is a lynx.
Character: boundless love for people is a characteristic feature of this breed. Chinese Crested has a highly developed maternal instinct.
FAULTS: Any deviation from the above exterior should be considered as flaws; the severity of the flaw depends on its severity.
Features and Benefits: It is odorless. In puffs, molting is weakly expressed. It has good health and easily wheezing.
• Aggression or cowardice.
• Any dog that clearly shows physical or behavioral abnormalities must be disqualified.
Note: Males should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.