The Chinese Crested Dog is what is called a "bare skinned dog". His original physique, practically hairless, for the variety without hair, is very unique to him.
Between 28 and 33 cm (11.02 to 12.99 inches) for the male
Between 23 and 30 cm (9.06 to 11.81 inches) for the female
Between 3 and 5 kg (6.61 to 11.02 pounds) for the male
Between 3 and 5 kg (6.61 to 11.02 pounds) for the female
All existing colors are allowed for his dress.
For the bare-skinned variety, the hair is present only on the tail, the bottom of the legs and in a pretty puff on the head. The hairy variety has a very soft, long coat and a layer of undercoat, which is why he is called "Powder-Puff".
His smooth, wrinkle-free head with well chiselled cheeks has a pronounced but light stop, that is by no means excessive. The eyes of the Chinese Crested Dog are very dark and almost black. His large ears, with or without fringe, are upright for the bare-skinned variety, while for the long-haired variety, they are generally hanging.
His nose usually matches the coat colors and can have almost any color. His long tapering tail is neither twisted nor curled. It is carried upright for the bare-skinned variety and has a nice drooping panache for the long-haired variety.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 9, section 4 and is #288