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.
We combine our Tiny Ones series of hand painted, breed specific figurines with our Green decorated tan tea cup to create a delightful three dimensional ornament perfect for any special occasion like birthdays or Christmas. Great item to hang on your Christmas tree or an everyday display as well! Each tea cup is 2” tall and 2 ½” wide with a molded handle which has a green ribbon tied in a bow! The tea cups are even decorated INSIDE with a gold toned rim and decorative stripe on the handle. On the outside, both sides have a tiny delicate pine cones, plus berries and leaves. These unique items are stone resin and individually blister packaged, ready to give as gift or hang in your store. PLEASE NOTE- Sturdy metal Display stand (OH1) is available; see the tea cup display category!