I'm looking to adopt an OES. I have plenty of experiance with them. I live 1 hr. outside of philly. Keep me in mind. Carla James
I would like to know the price of a long haired chihuahua so I can buy me one sometime before the summertime ends this year okay I really love small puppies and I really want a long haired chihuahua one day soon mary schaefer
I will have a female chorkie for sale April 19th,I think,The Mom is a registered Chihuahua,she has her papers,she is long haired.The Dad is a Tea Cup Yorkie-as you see in my pic.He has his papers,but they were never mailed in,so therefore the puppy wont have papers,sorry to say. The puppy will be black and rust colored. They were born Feb. 21st. My tea cup yorkie weighs about 3 pounds,and the Mom weighs about 8 pounds I believe.Any other questions plz feel free to ask. Chanda Walden-Volz
i have a 2month old pure Queensland heeler name spike that needs a good home. I am not able to provide a warming home at this time due to being evicted because of having him. i received the puppy as a birthday present from my grandmother and i feel so bad that i cant provide for him. jordan
I've grown up with Chihuahuas. I got my first one about 4 years ago and since that shes had two liters of pups. My dad kept one of the first ones. He was a long hair and we all loved him very much. Just last friday he got hit and dad is so upset over it so we're trying to get a male long hair to breed with Misty, my dog. Wish me luck sammie
My first Westy, Phoebe lived with my daughter in England for 17 years. Lived all over the world. A lot of time on a bicycle in France. Wonderful, and my daughter totally bereft when sh died. I have a westi too, in the USA, she is now 10 years old. I adore her beyond words. The best in the world. I want to buy my daughter in England one. Very young. She lives in the heart of herefordshire. Where can I get an inexpensive one for her please. I,m going over to England April 11 th for two months and would like to find one for my daughter Tetesa. Love Marjorie hart Anonymous
The unique-looking Chinese Crested is a toy breed and despite its name, it originated in Africa. It is thought that the term 'Chinese' became part of their name due to their popularity with Chinese traders, who regularly picked these dogs up to be ratters onboard their ships. This breed showed up in Europe in the early 1800's and in the United States in the later 1800's. There are two varieties of this breed, the Chinese Crested Hairless variety and the Chinese Crested Powderpuff. These two are as different in their coats as their names describe them. The hairless variety only has hair on particular parts of its body, while the puff variety has a long soft coat.
Chinese Cresteds are loyal and affectionate companions that love to play. These cuddly and entertaining animals are companion dogs through and through. They are very social and love everybody, including children and other pets. Be sure that children are well behaved enough that they do not play too roughly with them, as this is a somewhat delicate little dog. Cresteds are best suited to devoted owners because they need constant human companionship. They may have trouble adjusting to a new owner if changing homes. They are very alert to their surroundings, yet usually do not bark excessively.
When selecting a Chinese Crested dog, look for dental problems and signs of allergies and autoimmune disorders. It's also a good idea to request test results for eye problems and patellar luxation. They are most suited for warm to moderate climates, especially the hairless variety.
Common Name(s) Chinese Crested, Crested, Powderpuff, Chinese Crested Powderpuff, Chinese Crested Hairless, and Puff
Breed Type The unique-looking Chinese Crested is a toy breed. These cuddly and entertaining animals are companion dogs through and through. They are best suited to warm to moderate climates, especially the hairless variety.
Background Contrary to what its name suggests, the Chinese Crested breed originated in Africa, where it was called the African Hairless Terrier. The breed's current name is thought to have come from its popularity among Chinese traders who passed through the area, picking up these dogs to use as ratters on their ships. The Chinese Crested made its way to Europe in the early 1800's, and to the United States later in the century. There are two varieties of the breed: the Hairless, which only has hair on certain parts of its body, and the Powderpuff, which has a long, soft coat.
Description The Chinese Crested is a small dog with a broad head and long muzzle. Its eyes are round and dark, and its ears upright. The Chinese Crested Hairless has long hair on its head, tail and feet. The Chinese Crested Powderpuff has long, silky hair all over. Both types come in a number of colors, and may be solid, mixed, or spotted. Cresteds measure about 12 inches tall, and should not weigh more than 10 pounds.
Care and Feeding A good diet for the Chinese Crested would include fish and rice, and be low in fiber. Grooming: Daily brushing is recommended for Powderpuff Chinese Cresteds, especially when shedding. The Hairless variety needs frequent baths, along with some oil or cream to keep their skin soft. Chinese Cresteds need annual checkups to maintain good health. Vaccinations are due on the following schedule:
Chinese Cresteds shed very little, so they are great for allergy sufferers. They are, however, prone to allergies themselves, so it might be advisable to run an air purifier and try to avoid exposure to possible allergens.
Housing Your Dog This breed is best suited to indoor living. Both varieties need to be bundled up when it's cold out, and the Chineses Crested Hairless may sunburn if outdoors for extended periods. It is important to note that this breed often enjoys climbing and digging.
Social Behaviors The Chinese Crested is a very sociable breed that gets along with everyone. It loves children, but is not recommended for young ones for fear that they will play too roughly. They usually do well with other pets of any type. Cresteds may have trouble adjusting to new owners.
Handling and Training Chinese Cresteds are eager to please, making them easy to train. They are great at learning tricks
Activities Chinese Cresteds are quite active little dogs, but they are not particularly demanding when it comes to exercise. A daily walk and plenty of off-leash play is sufficient to keep this breed in good shape. They enjoy running in large spaces, but the area should be fenced in for their own protection.
Breeding/Reproduction The Chinese Crested Hairless and the Chinese Crested Powderpuff both carry a copy of the Powderpuff gene, and for this reason both types are often found in the same litter. When choosing a mate for your Crested, look for family history of dental problems, deafness, eye and joint problems, and autoimmune disease. Hairless to Hairless breedings may increase the incidence of hereditary health problems.
Common Health Problems Chinese Cresteds are an overall healthy breed, but may suffer from allergies. Their effects may be minimized by reducing exposure to suspected allergens. Regular checkups are necessary to check for eye problems, patellar luxation, and autoimmune disease.
Availability Chinese Cresteds are somewhat rare. Prices vary greatly, and are sometimes in excess of $1,000.
Grace mathias - 2014-12-28 I have a chinese crested cross chihuahua dog. She is 15 weeks old. She is hairless apart from her head is covered in short hair like a chihuahua and her feet have some hair and her tail looks like a lions tail. Do you think her hair will get longer? Just out of curiosity. Do chinese crested pups have short hair at this age? Also if anyone has a chinese crested/chihuahua cross.. I'd love to see pics! Thanks. Grace
Greg Dumas - 2014-10-29 We have a 8-9 week old female we think she was taken away from her mom too soon as we were told she was 8 weeks when we got her 2 weeks ago but soon found out she was younger by 1-2 weeks. She is not eating well but does eat we are taking her to a vet next week for her 1 set of shots. The thing we would like to know is she does not drink much water is that ok ? and she smells we have bathed her almost daily but she still smells like dog urine why is that? She cleans her peepee all the time her self and we also seen her pee take a few steps then squat and wipe it on her pee pad. What can we do if anything to help the smell?
Clarice Brough - 2014-10-31 It's hard to say what the odor is from. A foul smell can be a bacterial issue, from an incorrect diet, or a number of other things, so it's a good thing you are taking her for a check up. Tell the vet your problem and he/she will probably do some blood work.
Kathy Jane Tibbitts-Hellier - 2012-04-03 Hello I have a 2 year old hairless Chinese crested male dog which is 17 lbs. and has taken to not wanting to eat. He has lost most of his teeth now and so kibble is out of the question. He won't touch canned dog food and I have wasted a lot of money on making food that he won't touch either. I'm pulling my hair out. My opinion the vet isn't sure what to give him either. He went from having a great appetite to eating very little and he needs to see me eat it first or he won't touch it and I'm not eating dog food sorry. Please give me some suggestions cause he's only eating meat that's it.
Charlie Roche - 2012-04-03 Wild dogs/wolves hunt and they hunt for meat. That is their mainstay and they do quite well. If your little fella only wants to eat meat then let him. I'd just cook up some hamberger (or ground turkey)for him. That way you can taste it (or pretend to) and he can eat it. If you wish - a little yogurt over the top or mixed in won't hurt at all. At 17 years old - I think he should have his own way.