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Old 01-10-2012, 05:23 AM
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Here are a few recent pictures of Tequila Rose, my 11 month old Chinese Crested Powderpuff.

I can never rave enough about how awesome this breed is... I raised Tequila from when she was 11 weeks old, so I was able to start early with socializing/training. She's never met a stranger; loves cuddling with anyone, is so gentle; and very smart. Her little tail is always wagging! She's such a delight and I couldn't ask for a better little dog. She's only 6lbs too, although small for a Chinese Crested she fits in well with the Chihuahuas. She's one of the few pretty little things that inspires me to do "nicer" photoshoots these days.









Mommy's little cheeser =D I love my little goofball.
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Pretty lady. Do you ever let the coat grow out? It's so nice long.
I like them too, very affectionate breed, and so easy going. They make awesome therapy dogs.
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She is beautiful! I have to admit I know nothing about the breed and have never met one in person but she is stunning. You should come visit so I can pet her
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They are the same as the Chinese Crested Hairless that most people have heard of (aka the Worlds Ugliest Dog) except covered in hair! I prefer to keep mine in a "pony clip" which looks like the hairless variety except with much thicker furnishings.

Both have had full coats when younger; but it takes a lot of brushing to keep from matting and as much as mine romp around, it was getting to the point where they no longer enjoyed grooming. That, and it can get into the upper 90's in the summer here and a full coat is just too much; they're more comfortable when shaved down. And since a partially grown out coat looks weird (to me anyway, lol) I just maintain the pony clip. Many "pet puff" owners keep them clipped shorter for maintenance if they have warmer seasons. I love the flashy look; and while I love the hairless variety too the powderpuff often has less skin sensitivities, not to mention better dentition. It does get a lot of criticism in the show ring though. Since a lot of folks like the thick, luscious furnishings that aren't always as common in the hairless variety; some people were shaving their puffs down and showing them as Hairlesses. O_O I admit I do think they're gorgeous but overall conformation should be the standard, not just hair and aesthetics. Mine are strictly pet; and I always tell people they're powderpuffs though.
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Well I have heard of the hairless Chinese crested! The full set of hair on the face must just have thrown me to thinking they were something entirely different even though the name was right there in front of me.

I have hairless rats and they are an expression of the same gene (true hairless rats are not able to lactate thus mostly not in the pet world) so it makes sense that there would be a variety fully covered in hair too! A litter of hairless rats all grow curly coats then the ones that will be truly hairless loose their hair around 3 weeks except for occasional tufts around the face and feet. Because of the way rats are bred (no breeds per se) people don't call it hairless and haired hairless because the haired ones are their own variety of curly coated rats anyway. And I don't think hairless animals are ugly at all, or I would not have gone so far out of my way to get two!
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awwww!!! i always loved the name of that breed powderpuff cresteds! reminds me of a powder donut...mmmm donut love the shots!
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I have always wanted to own the hairless Chinese crested. That are just such beautiful dogs. Is there any way you could put up a profile for her eg like her likes and dislikes.
Her needs. Things people should no. Because I would love one of these dogs but I would really like to know a lot more first. I did do some research a wile back.
She really is stunning. That little face is a heart squeezer
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Well, there are a few differences maintenance-wise between owning a HL (hairless) CC or a PP (powderpuff) CC. The "hairless" can actually have quite a variety of hair, varying from a True Hairless (only 25% of less of body has hair) or Hairy Hairless (75% of more covered in hair.)
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So even the "hairless" dog can have a lot of hair and require some pretty extensive grooming including shaving the face and body to get the "clean, smooth" look. The hairless also often have very poor dentition & missing teeth. It's natural for them, which is why even the AKC allows missing teeth in a hairless. Also, it is not uncommon for a HL CC to have skin problems, acne, etc. and require regular cleansing regimines to keep skin clear. The powderpuff, which is covered in a thick DOUBLE coat, is quite different. While they can be just as susceptible as any other coated breed to allergies, etc. they don't have nearly the skin troubles as a HL. And, the powderpuff has normal proper dentition. The powderpuff's coat will grow long though, so needs to be either brushed regularly if kept in a full coat (Like Julian, far right on my below signature; though he's been shaved since) or most pet puff owners (who aren't showing) keep them trimmed into the pony clip to resemble a HL's coat pattern. This is what I have Tequila in, in the above pictures. I like it personally because I can still have the flashy diva look; while being able to let her coat grow out a bit if needed (it grows in evenly, whereas in a HHL it may grow in patches.) And she has a perfect bite. And I must point out that on average, powderpuff CC's are MUCH cheaper. Tequila was $100 from a reputable breeder. Julian on the other hand was free, but a rescue that required a lot of investments LOL.
Personality-wise, CC's are VERY snuggly and love cuddling. Liking strangers, being shy or outgoing etc. honestly depend more on how they're socialized early on. I got Tequila at 11 weeks and took her everywhere with me to meet all kinds of people and experience different things. So now at 11 months, she LOVES attention from new people and traveling. However, in the past I had once taken in a HHL that had only really been around her previous owners for 5 months of her life. And though we made some progress in the time I had her, she was always really shy and apprehensive of new things since her owners didn't take the time to expose her to different things. SO yeah; I guess I'll say that CC's are VERY receptive to their owner's actions; if you get one young enough and make the effort to socialize it properly; it'll be the fun loving, friendly outgoing dog you want. If you don't, however; you'll still have a very fun-loving, friendly dog to YOU (as they bond super close with their person) but may not appreciate strangers as much. They're like little super absorbent sponges; and their adult personalities will very much reflect on how they were raised initially. So if gotten while young, they are VERY adaptable to various kinds of lifestyles. On a CC forum that I'm on, we have CC's who live in apartments, country houses, city skyscrapers, and even one who lives in a semi as it's owners drive one for a living. It's amazing how adaptable they are.
So in short, I can never NOT recommend owning one, LOL. Tequila and Julian both are very good with our other dogs. Any time we have company, they both will make their rounds curling up in everyone lap to see how they can get the most cuddles. =P They're just super affectionate. If you check out chinesecrestedcrush.com you'll find everything you ever wanted to know; it's the "Chi People" forum of the Crested world, LOL. That might give you a better idea on the different requirements, concerns etc. that many CC owners share.
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