The Chinese Crested breed is believed to have evolved from the African Hairless.
There are two types of Chinese Crested: The Hairless and the Powderpuff. The Hairless is hairless all over except for the head, feet and tail. The Powderpuff is completely covered in a silky coat that can come in almost any color. Both styles have light, graceful frames and walk with a sprightly but smooth step. They have broad, wedge-shaped heads with long muzzles, large erect ears, and dark-to-light noses depending on the coat color. Their widely set, almond shaped eyes can also be dark or light depending on the coat. They have thin, tapered tails that hang low. Overall, the Chinese Crested has an elegant and delicate look.
A healthy Chinese Crested can live as long as 12 years.