Chinese Crested

(Hairless or Powder Puff)

Chinese Crested's are a small breed suitable for many kinds of dwellings, including apartments and condo's. A genetic link exists between dominant hairlessness and missing teeth. It is not a sign of "bad breeding" but simply goes along with the breed.
A Chinese Crested should not be left out in the yard alone or be left off-leash on walks. Tiny as he is, large dogs could view him as prey. He can easily escape through fences, and he can jump even high ones. They are very fast runners. I have seen them jump over 6 ft fences.
Although Chinese Crested do well with children, the age and personality of the children should be taken under consideration before getting a one of these dogs. They can be hurt easily because of their small size.
The fact that he's an exotic-looking dog might draw you to a Chinese Crested, but understand that they can be as temperamental as the next dog
They have a stubborn streak and are very intelligent dogs.  They are thinkers, and when told not to do something one way, they will figure out another.
Chinese Crested will bark and behave like miniature guard dogs. Chinese Crested are companion dogs and prefer to be with their owners and families. They cannot be left outside alone and will climb and dig to escape confinement if separated from their owners. They can also suffer from separation anxiety, which may make them destructive when they're left alone for too long. Proper socialization is necessary for the Chinese Crested since they can become timid and fearful of people if not socialized properly.  They are very people oriented dogs and love their owner.  Once they are bonded to you, they are bonded for life.  Do not be upset if it takes a while for your Chinese Crested to warm up to you.  This is normal Chinese Crested behavior. They are relatively clean and are low to non shedding.