I agree about the Chinese Crested. Those dogs remind me of that urban legend story I would hear all the time as a kid about the person that found a 'stray hairless dog' and thinking it was a chihuahua with mange, took it home only to find out it was a rat. lol.
".......I agree about the Chinese Crested. Those dogs remind me of that urban legend story I would hear all the time as a kid about the person that found a 'stray hairless dog' and thinking it was a chihuahua with mange, took it home only to find out it was a rat. lol........."
It's this story about this kid that was coming home after playing at a friends house and was walking through an alley and saw a small dog shivering by the bushes. So he picked it up and took it home since it was really dirty. His mom let him keep it and he gave it a name and everything. Everyone thought it was a Chihuahua. Well, the 'dog' bit him and his mom took it to the vet to make sure it didn't have an diseases and it turned out that the 'dog' was really a sewer rat and had rabis! I'm sure there are lots of versions, lol. But yeah..that story reminds me of a chinese crested. =P
No one really knows if the story is true or not. It's one of those 'happened to a friend of a friend' sort of stories.
***Edited By: huntersmom on 1/12/2005 11:52:31 PM*** Reason: added
Hunter's mom. I saw one similiar on that urban legands show but it was about a couple who bought a chihuahua or a mexican hairless dog from some man while they were visiting mexico but it ended up being a rat.
BTW The urban legand show said it was not true from any real documented story but could be true.
***Edited By: nikkispnce on 1/13/2005 3:54:30 AM*** Reason: .
I'm surprised that no one listed the Basenji. Albeit I love them to death(I own two), but they are very unusual and unlike any other dog I've ever kept. That of course is what attracted me to them. They don't bark and they clean themselves like cats. They also don't have a typical dog smell.