Distinctive for its hairlessness, the Chinese Crested is the world's most popular breed of hairless dog - a curious distinction, for certain. Beneath its purple or pink (any colour!) skin is a rare and delightful canine. Sometimes compared to a graceful, prancing pony in miniature, the Chinese Crested, with its tufted head, feet and tail, makes a feisty, fun-loving pet for those folk clever enough to fall in love with a nearly naked dog. The breed, in actuality, comes in two varieties, with the Powder Puff coated in a soft veil of hair. For the right owners, the Chinese Crested makes a loyal and enthusiastic pet, happily participating in sports and the like. The Chinese Crested requires little in the way of special care, though a properly informed and responsible owner is a requirement.