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N 288 /11. 05. 1998 / GB
CHINESE CRESTED DOG
: Great Britain.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF
THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD
UTILIZATION : Toy Dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 9 Companion and Toy Dogs. Section 4 Hairless Dogs. Without
GENERAL APPEARANCE : A small, active and graceful dog; medium-to fine-boned, smooth
hairless body, with hair on feet, head and tail only; or covered
with a soft veil of hair. Two distinct types of this breed : Deer
type, racy and fine-boned, and Cobby type, heavier in body and bone.
: Happy, never vicious.
HEAD : Smooth, without excess wrinkles. Distance from base of skull to
stop equal to distance from stop to tip of nose. Head presenting
graceful appearance with alert expression.
: Slightly rounded and elongated.
: Slightly pronounced, but not extreme.
Nose : A prominent feature, narrow in keeping with muzzle. Any colour
: Tapering slightly but never pointed, lean without flews.
: Tight and thin.
: Jaws strong, with perfect, regular scissor bite, i.e. the upper
teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the
: Cleanly chiselled, lean and flat, tapering into muzzle.
: Ideally beginning at stop tapering off down neck. A long and
flowing crest preferred, but sparse acceptable.
Eyes : So dark as to appear black. Little or no white showing. Medium
size. Set wide apart.
Ears : Set low : highest point of base of ear level with outside corner
of eye. Large and erect, with or without fringe, except in Powder
Puffs where drop ears are permissible.
NECK : Lean, free from throatiness, long and sloping gracefully into
strong shoulders. When moving, carried high and slightly arched.
: Medium to long, supple.
: Well rounded and muscular.
Chest : Rather broad and deep, not barrel-ribbed. Breast bone not
prominent. Brisket extending to elbows.
: Moderate tuck-up.
TAIL : Set high, carried up or out when in motion. Long and tapering,
fairly straight, not curled or twisted to either side, falling
naturally when at rest. Plume long and flowing, confined to lower
two-thirds of tail.
Sparse plume acceptable.
: Legs long and slender, set well under body.
: Clean, narrow and well laid back.
: Held close to body.
: Fine, strong, nearly vertical.
HINDQUARTERS : Hindlegs set wide apart. Angulation of the rear limb must be such
as to produce a level back.
: Firm and long, sweeping smoothly into hock.
: Well let down.
FEET : Extreme hare-foot, narrow and very long, with unique elongation of
small bones between joints, especially in forefeet, which almost
appear to possess an extra joint. Nails any colour, moderately
long. Socks ideally confined to toes, but not extending above top
of pastern. Feet and toes turning neither in nor out.
GAIT / MOVEMENT
: Long, flowing and elegant with good reach and plenty of drive.
HAIR : No large patches of hair anywhere on body. Skin fine-grained,
smooth, warm to the touch. In Powder Puffs coat consists of an
undercoat with soft veil of long hair, veil coat a feature.
: Any colour or combination of colours.
SIZE / WEIGHT
Ideal height in dogs : 28-33 cm (11-13 ins) at withers. Bitches
: 23-30 cm ( 9-12 ins) at withers.
Weight varies considerably, but should not be over 5 1/2 kgs (12
departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and
the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in
exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and
welfare of the dog.
Any dog clearly
showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully
descended into the scrotum.