BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
The Hairless Chinese Crested is a very unusual looking dog. They have a mouth structure where their teeth point forward and they have problems with soft and loose teeth that easily fall out. It’s not unusual for them to be toothless by the age of four. Since they have no fur on their body they sunburn easily. You have to put a moisturizer on them. Would you believe that they get acne? Although they are unusual looking, I wouldn’t say that they are an ugly breed of dog.
Every year at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma California dogs compete for the Worlds Ugliest Dog Competition. Most of these dogs are hairless Chinese Crested, or mixed Chinese Crested dogs. This is a picture of Archie who won the Worlds Ugliest Dog Competition in 2006. He was abandoned and scheduled for euthanasia. His owner found out about him and adopted him without even seeing him. The shelter paid for 1/2 of his fees. Archie had four teeth.
Then there’s Elwood who won the competition last year. He is a Chinese Crested mix. He was adopted after it was found out that his breeder was going to put him down because he was too ugly to sell. He was not ugly to his owner, who thinks he is beautiful inside. It is not unusual to see a Hairless Chinese Crested dog with their tongues sticking out. This is because of their lack of teeth. Looks like Elwood has no teeth.