Chinese Crested Breeders

Written by Courtney Salinas
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To say that Chinese Crested are unique in appearance is a bit of an understatement. The hairless variety of Chinese Crested are bald all around except for on their feet, head and tail, creating a very unusual looking dog. The other variety of Chinese Crested is the powder puff, which has a coat of soft, long fur. Both variations come in many colors and some even have spots.

The hairless variety can be rather fragile and children should be taught to be careful with them as they do not have the protective layer of fur that most dogs have. The hairless variety should also be sheltered from the sun if at all possible. Sunscreen can be applied to the dog if it will be exposed to the sun for long periods of time.

Chinese Crested are often very timid, but through proper socialization can overcome timidity. If you have a Chinese Crested puppy, try periodically exposing him or her to a loud environment so that he or she may develop a tolerance to loud noises. Remember to socialize the puppy as much as possible, which will also help to create a more socialized dog.

Looking for a Good Breeder

Finding a good breeder isn’t as simple as looking in a magazine or at a website. While these may be good places to start, you’ll need to do your own investigating to find out as much about the breeder as you can. First call them and ask them what kind of application process you’ll have to go through to get a dog. If they don’t have an application process, this is a good sign that you’re dealing with an inexperienced or even malicious breeder. A good breeder will always ask for lots of information and references. They care where their dogs are going.

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