If you are looking for an affectionate and easy to care for pet with a unique appearance, you may consider getting Chinese Crested hairless dogs. Initially this amazing breed originated in Africa. However, later on a few dogs were brought to China. There the breed got its current name. It was known that this breed of dogs were kept as pets by American Indian tribe, called Aztecs. This breed got registered with American Kennel Club only in 1991 and its first Kennel Club was formed in 1979. Even though Chinese Crested breed is one of the most popular of all hairless breeds of dogs, it is still considered to be rare. So, finding puppies is not an easy task. To get healthy and pure breed dogs, you should find highly reputable breeders. This breed of dogs are affectionate, loyal and active. They are also smart and playful. They make great companion dogs for kids or elderly people. They are pretty easy to groom, but have to be handled with care, as their skin is bare and not protected by the coat. There are two options with this breed. One is hairless and the other one is powder puff. The first one has no hair at all on the body, while it has lots of it on the feet, head and tail. One interesting peculiarity about this breed is that both hairless and puffed dogs can be born in one litter. The hair or skin color has no standard and can be of any possible color or a mixture of them. The eye rims of these dogs would match in color their skin or hair. Twelve inches is the maximal height for Chinese Crested dogs and they should not gain in weight more, than 10 pounds.