The Chinese Crested is believed to have originated on the ships of Chinese mariners, who sailed with the dog to hunt vermin on board. There is thought to be some African hairless dogs in their genes, causing one of the two varieties we know today. The Hairless variety has soft, silky hair on its head (crest), tail (plume), and feet (socks). The skin of this variety is soft and smooth and must be protected from the weather and sunburn. The Powder-puff variety is entirely covered with a double soft, straight coat that can be any color or combination of colors. In fact, there could be each variety in a single litter of puppies, and they are shown together. The AKC recognized the Chinese Crested, in the Toy Group, in 1991 and has put the breed on the list of breeds best suited for people with allergies as they barely shed whatsoever. This breed’s ideal size is 11 to 13 inches tall at the withers and makes an excellent companion as they crave human interaction.
The Candle Topper “A Day on the Beach” features one of our 218 hand painted tiny one figurines, on a sandy ocean beach, watching the water rush by. Something you might see at your local river or lake. Are there fish to chase, or seal to swim after? Looks like there could be! A perfect gift or addition to your store for all those Summer time candles, or when just dreaming of those Summer time days. Topper is designed to fit in a standard size candle with an opening of 2 15/16”. (candle not included)