Where Are Chinese Crested Dogs From?
Despite their name, the Chinese Crested breed most likely descended from the African Hairless Dog. Upon making their way to China, they were bred to be more compact, resembling the version we know and love today.
Explorers found similar breeds in Mexico, Central America, and South America in the 1500s, as well as examples in Africa and Asia as far back as the 18th Century.
The breed was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1991.