Okay so I come across this ad today...here it is... Adorable, tiny balls of fun. Hairless Yorkie puppies and powderpuff Yorkie puppies. Black and tan and tan available, males and females. E-mail for pictures. $600.00 I guess it's a mix of Yorkie and Chinese Crested? What a strange thing to do! Needless to say I have emailed for pictures...curiousity got the best of me lol. Can't imagine what a hairless Yorkie would look like....
Sadly, this is a very common mix. I have yet to see one that didn't have some serious health issues. We just took in one from Florida who has some serious health problems, to include a recent surgery for calcium oxalate stones in his bladder. CAs can only be removed with surgery, there is not a way to dissolve them. He must have prescription food (Waltham SO) and filtered or distilled water. He also has struvite stones, which are serious, but more manageable. One requires a higher pH, the other a lower one, so it is a balancing act. Regular urinalysis (3 months) and occasional xrays (every two years if no problems) will be necessary to monitor his bladder. Finally, he may also have some neurological problems in his back as he is all hunched up.
Worst of all, this little guys name is Bones and let me tell you, he was nothing but bones when we got him.
I hate to see mixes of any kind, but to mix a hairless dog with a coated dog is just downright despicable.
I have never seen this mix before. Actually even Chinese Crested's are fairly rare up this far north. I have only ever seen one actually. Probably again because the climate isn't very well suited to them. I can't imagine how -20C would feel to a hairless dog! I can't understand why anyone would want to cross a Chinese Crested with a Yorkie to begin with. Most people love the Yorkie's long flowing coat.
Actually, Chinese Cresteds are very common in Canada. We have rescue reps throughout Canada and we place quite a few HL and puffs in Canada. As a matter of fact, I'm working on the adoption of one of our true HL kids to be placed in Calgary and a puff in Ontario right now.