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Chinese Crested Dog

 

 

 

Dog: A kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world’s worship.
- Ambrose Bierce


Chinese Crested puppies

Ch Evercrest-JRF Patent Pending Nu Poil, "Paige"
and her daughter
Nu Poils KenzieBaby Rocks, "Kenzie"

Chinese Crested Dogs
Ch NuePoil Phoebe Comes a Running
and her son
 SecretHaven's Mr. T. 

Although the origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown, dogs of this type have existed in the Caribbean and Central and South America for hundreds of years. Some believe they originated in Africa. 

They take their name from their early association with the Mandarins in China. Chinese sailors took them aboard to keep the rodent population down and thus they were once known as the Chinese Ship Dogs. 

There are two types of Chinese Crested. The Hairless has a "crest" of hair on the head and neck. There is also hair on the tail and feet. The Powderpuff is completely covered with a soft coat of straight, long hair. They do not shed, are odourless, and are an excellent choice for people with allergies. This little dog should stand no more than 13 inches at the shoulder and should not weigh more than 12 pounds. Low maintenance for grooming and exercise, they fit well in environments that are generally not "dog-friendly" such as apartments.

The Chinese Crested is a fun-loving, playful, and agile little clown. These "little pony dogs" are affectionate, lively, intelligent, alert, inquisitive, and entertaining companions. Among their many endearing qualities is their ability to use their feet like hands to cling to objects. A friendly family dog, the Chinese Crested is not aggressive towards children or other animals. This breed is not one to be kept outside in a kennel. They are happiest with the companionship of a home, and are best in a one dog family. 

The hairless variety is susceptible to cold and sunburn and requires a moisturizing lotion to protect the skin.

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Michèle Fink, Secret Haven
Ontario




British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Janice and Sandra Brind
25159 19th Avenue  
Aldergrove,  BC   V4W 2E6  
(604) 857-1001
Email:
brocade@telus.net

Brocade


Sue Donald
4924 Graham Avenue
Terrace, BC  V8G 1B2
(250) 975-0135
Email:
masqueradecresteds@gmail.com

Chinese Crested Dog
Masquerade


Stephanie Eckstein
1565 Parkwood Drive
Agassiz, BC  V0M 1A0
(604) 796-2469
Email:
tilea@shaw.ca

TiLea's Reg'd


Outi Divin
Surrey, BC   V3W 8W5
Email:
divin@shaw.ca

Kaunotar


Sharon P. Francis
13827 19A Avenue
S. Surrey, BC   V4A 9M2
(604) 538-5350
Email:
starward@shaw.ca

Chinese Crested Dog
Ch Moonswift Rhinestone Cowboy
Starward


Jodie Vanthournout
Abbotsford, BC   V3G 2B6
(604) 996-0485
Email: 
jovancrest@shaw.ca

Jovancrest


Gwen Wigbout
29496 Sunvalley Crescent
Abbotsford, BC  V4X 
(604) 856-9899
Email:
stormitup@gmail.com

Diamonds

 

 

Alberta

Kennel/Website

Martine Couture
8120 48 Avenue N.W.
Calgary , AB    T3B 2A6

(403) 455-4477
Email:
crestars@shaw.ca

Crestars


Grace Westerson
Box 334
Sundre, AB  T0M 1X0
(403) 638-3052
Email:
sunberry@airenet.com

Sunberry Perm Reg'd

 

 

Manitoba

Kennel/Website

Linda McDermid
258 Gordon Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2L 0L8
(204) 661-8795
Email:
lindawn_2000@yahoo.com

LinDawn Kennel

 

 

Ontario

Kennel/Website

Hélène Bélanger
50 Dancers Drive
Markham, ON    L6C 2A8
(416) 414-6014
Email: 
sassytails@rogers.com

Chinese Crested Dogs
SassyTails Reg'd Chinese Cresteds


Michèle Fink
10769 Hulbert Road
Brinston, ON   K0E 1C0
(613) 989-5630
Email: 
secrethavenkennel@yahoo.ca

SECRET HAVEN KENNEL


Doug and Avery Gaudin
715362 Oxford Road 4, RR#5
Woodstock, ON  N4S 7V9
(519) 537-7211
Email:
Tidypet@rogers.com

Obiwan


Nancy Patterson & Craig Inward
RR#3
Stouffville, ON   L4A 7X4
(905) 640-2085
Email:
nancy.patterson2@sympatico.ca

Bodeswell


Sharon Richman
29 - 14 Doon Drive
London, ON  N5X 3P4
(519) 438-1944
Email:
ketzi@sympatico.ca

Mazel Tov

 

 

 
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Did you know?


Most dogs
 are of the species 
"Canis Familiaris"
, but the Chinese Crested Dog is "Canis Africanus".

 

 

 

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