First I wanted to say I bought my very first Chinese Crested at Thanksgiving and love him to death! But he looks different than his brother and the other Powder puffs I have seen, his coat looks shall I dare say scraggly and icky. I groom him every day and he gets bathed once a week with puppy shampoo and combed out but when i see his brother he looks so shiny and his coat so lush and I'm kinda embarrassed by mine. I don't know the proper way to groom and i know the breeder gets her's done professionally can that be the difference? Could someone tell me the best way to trim yourself I cannot afford a groomer Thanks
Are you sure it is a true powderpuff, and not a hairy hairless. They may be why it looks stragly. As far as grooming, it depends on how much hair you want on your baby. The face gets shaved, and everything else combed out. At the very least a trim of edges, and rounding of the feet. privates and pads shaved. As far as pet grooming goes, you can clip them as short as you want. Best known as a puppy clip. A true hairless crested has no hair at all. the Hairy hairless is what you see at shows, but they shave their bodys as hair does grow spraticly. A true powderpuff has a ton of hair.
Thanks for the grooming tips and yes he is a true powder puff I know the breeder personally. It's just mine looks messy compared to the brothers she has(one hairy hairless and one powder) but, as my husband keeps reminding me she is having them groomed professionally and I'm just learning to clip. Pookie is a ball of hair! and today I finally was brave enough to shave his face and to my surprise he loved it! so now just to learn to clip body hair and how short. I will post a pic as soon as I get them off my camera he really is a doll! I love him to death I just wish he looked as nice as them. Thanks again
it takes time. I have been grooming for over 12yrs, and I still have alot to learn. Make sure you are combing down to the skin. It is the biggest problem with "pet" groomers. They seem to get the top of the coat, and not entirely to the skin. If there are knots at the skin level, it make the rest of the hair seem poofy. Keep practicing, you will get it.