The Chinese Crested Dog does not actually originate from China but from America. The creation of two elderly spinsters in their Manhattan basement laboratory, the Chinese Crested comes in two varieties: the hairless and the hairy. The use of moisturiser and UV protection are essential elements of the daily skin care routine of the hairless variety and many employ personal dermatologists.
The breed is highly strung and neurotic, requiring constant attention and frequently bursting into tears. The hairless variety keeps a large wardrobe for winter but generally goes naked during the summer months, though some wear hats and little boots. These dogs are automobile fanatics, and most own a vintage or classic model of some kind, with Cadillac Eldorados and Oldsmobile Supers being particular favourites. Whilst, on the whole, they are generally very capable drivers their fiery temperament can make them susceptible to road rage.