Dog of the Day: Mr. White the Chinese Crested Dog

Every once in a while, I find a dog whose pictures speak for themselves. I’m going to try not to get in the way, except to say that before I met Mr. White, my ideas about Chinese crested dogs were formed largely by the ‘world’s ugliest dog’ competition. After I met Mr. White, for the rest of my life, my ideas about Chinese crested dogs will have been formed by Mr. White. Needless to say, that marks a huge improvement.

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

My 'dogs with clothes' attitude does not apply to these guys. We don't want ANY dogs freezing to death in San Francisco.

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

Aww... love the hairflop over the eye. Don't be sad, emo puppy! We love you.

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

I wonder how many dogs have cow spots like that, but you can't see them because they're under the fur?

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

What an expression.

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

The plouf on the end of the tail is really something.

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

Their fur is super-soft, too. And the skin, is, well, skin. Nothing exciting.

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

Another thing this guy made me wonder: do all black-nosed dogs have a splotch of black under the fur near the nose, and around that, pink skin? Weird!

Chinese Crested Dog (Hairless Variety)

Goodbye, Mr. White. I see a lot of dogs, but I'll remember you. And next time I see you, I'll have a treat for you.

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3 Responses to Dog of the Day: Mr. White the Chinese Crested Dog

  1. M.C. says:

    They’re interesting looking dogs, that’s for sure. I’ve never gotten so up close with one. Interesting skin, too. Basenjis don’t have such large swathes of pigmented skin, but they frequently have mottled spots on their skin that’s barely visible through their fur. Not sure if that’s desirable in the show ring or not, but it’s very common. Dunno about other breeds.

    • Adam Lang says:

      Cool. Yeah, I’ve noticed the spots on pit bulls, which also have the really short fur, too. And, of course, many dog breeds (like Corgis) have the spotty-cow-bellies.

      I find it funny and fascinating that any given dog I look at might have secret spotty skin under all that fur!

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