LEVEL OF HAIRLESSNESS: #7 hairy hairless Chinese Cresteds are hairy. They are born with a good amount of body hair from their crest all the way to their plume and socks. The skin can be seen through the body hair and the hair tends to be “sprinkled” heavily with body hair. #7 are easy to spot at birth. They will not be mistaken for a true hairless nor a powderpuff.The texture of the body hair can vary from very fine and soft to medium thicker hair.
As with #8, these puppies are very popular. These are the puppies that are buzzed and shaved for the AKC show ring. As adults, they will have lots of furnishings, called “having flash.” Their crest and plume will grow long. Their socks will be thick and completely cover their monkey toes. Like #8, they are very glamorous and because breeders keep breeding for them and showing them, it becomes the breed standard. Judges keep seeing them in the show ring and reward the best of the super hairy hairless Cresteds. Most examples of Chinese Cresteds most people see on the internet or in pictures are the super hairy hairless Cresteds.