I got some shots of my newest baby today. He is a very hairy hairless chinese crested and, as some of you may recall, he was a foster dog that we recently adopted. Ricky is vision impaired and has a few other orthopedic & neurological deficits and hubby and I could not bear the thought of him going to ahome where they may not understand all his little quirks, so he's in his forever home. I shaved him down today because he does not have a pretty coat at all, but boy I sure love all those spots. Ricky has come so far in the 9-10 weeks he's been with us and his personality is really starting to shine through. He's learned how to play with toys and now plays with them without any instigation by us...although his favorite toy is still a small little KC Royals pillow we have - go figure!!
Awe! He is soooooo cute! I love the freckles! He cerainly appears to be a happy little boy! Is he going to be the new poster child for Oil of Olay age spot remover? Just kidding! He is too cute. I know someone in the Dallas area that rescues them as well. There was one in the pound down south of Houston about a month ago that we were working on trying to pull him, but the owner finally showed up! That was great news! They are not the normal pound dog that's for sure! LOL :) Give him hugs from me!
He looks weird lol. Most chinese crested look pretty strange though. Unusual dogs, and very very intelligent I've heard. I did get tickled at your post becuase you call him a 'very hairy hairless chinese crested'. Isn't that an oxymoron? I dont think I've ever seen a chinese crested that is hairless, they all have tufts on their heads at the bare minimum. The powderpuffs are really cute. Grats on your new baby.
"I did get tickled at your post becuase you call him a 'very hairy hairless chinese crested'. Isn't that an oxymoron? I dont think I've ever seen a chinese crested that is hairless, they all have tufts on their heads at the bare minimum. The powderpuffs are really cute. Grats on your new baby."
No, a very hairy hairless is not an oxymoron. Cresteds vary in degrees of hairiness. You have true hairless (HL) which have little to no crest, little to no socks, & little to no tail plume; then you have HL which have the flowing crest, nicely furnished socks & tail plume; then you hairy HL which have varying degrees of hair on the backs, sides & legs and little to no hair on their undersides; and finally powderpuffs. The only reason we know Ricky is a HHL is due to his dentition and he has little to no hair on his undersides. If you'd like, I can show you examples of all. When you breed a HL to HL or HL to puff, you can get anyone of these degrees of hairiness in the same litter; puff to puff always produces puffs as they do not carry the recessive gene that causes the hairlessness and dentition issues. Hope that clears up some of the misconceptions.
Shig wrote: "He's awesome! I'm due to get my new CCD on Thursday, I can't wait!! I wrote a post to you before on here, hoping for advice from a CCD pro like yourself :) but your so rarely on here. I also hope to get involved with the rescue sometime in the future...Hope I can get to know you more"
Sorry I missed your post. I'd love to hear more about your crestie and whom you got him/her from (I may just know them). Feel free to email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No, he's okay with being shaved down. I have a puff that I shaved down last spring because he'd blown coat and I wanted it to start all over. Bandit refused to eat for 3 days and I swear he kept his tail tucked between his legs for 2 weeks until he had a little growth back. He didn't like cold breezes on his butt at all. LOL