This is my Preciousssssss. She’s about a month old now. She’s a Chinese Crested powderpuff. And she’s going to be mine come mid-December!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on November 17, 2014  

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  1. 11-17

    Cute, little puppy. Going to look up the breed when I’m finished at C.I.T.R. and see what a mature dog of this breed looks like.

  2. 11-17

    OMG!!! SQUEEEEEEEE! Too adorable for words. How did you decide on a Chinese Crested? :woof:

  3. 11-17

    Too cute is right… :woof: :woof: :woof:

  4. 11-17

    Here’s what “Ive found on the Net:

    There are two distinct varieties of the Chinese Crested Dog, the “hairless” and the “powderpuff.” The hairless variety is just that: hairless, except for its feet, head and tail. The “powderpuff” has a long, soft coat. Some breeders to this day “bucket,” the powderpuffs when they are born, simply because they claim they are not worth much. When a breeder “buckets” a puppy it means they drop it in a bucket of water when it is first born and let it die. The powderpuff variety is a beautiful dog with a full coat of fur and many people do not realize they exist because a lot of websites only show the hairless variety. Both varieties are equally recognized by the major kennel clubs.

    The Chinese Crested originated in Africa where they were called “African Hairless Terriers.” Chinese trading ships stopped along the shores of Africa on their routes and brought the dogs onboard their ships to hunt vermin. They renamed the dogs “Chinese Crested” and the name stuck. Ancient wandering Native American tribes (Aztecs) kept them as bed warmers and also ate them.

    Mmmmmmm… leg of Powderpuff… :hungry:

  5. 11-17

    Such a cutie! It looks like you’ll be doing a lot of brushing! or learning how to trim a dog. ;)

  6. 11-17

    Oh my. :cry: Well. I’m sure that can happen. COuld. I have no idea why it would – even breeders who are very particular about their bloodline know you can’t breed a hairless to a hairless and that puffs are very easy to home. I have quite a few puffs who are training to be therapy dogs, a couple who are best friends to autistic children, one who is an alert dog for a man with a chronic condition. This is a smart, wonderful, very unappreciated breed. I have all Three kinds – and there are three, not two. Hairless, hairy hairless and puffs. Often the ‘hairless’ you see in shows are puffs who have been shaved down. Most hairless are Not that hairy on their faces, legs and tails. Hairy hairless have hair all over but are not double coated like the puffs.
    The part about Africa is true, however – but I’m looking at my dogs and thinking – yeah, there’s not a lot of meat there… :?

  7. 11-17

    I just got an empty nest puppy – a Morkie – she’s the best puppy I’ve ever had though I am not looking forward to potty training through the winter.

  8. 11-17

    What will Gwennie think? That is one adorable pup!!

  9. 11-18

    How wonderful! I cant think a sweeter gift, you will have a snuggle bunny for sure, our Baby sleeps with us and she loves to snuggle—good for you. Any ideas on a name as yet?

  10. 11-18

    I may have missed that “Precious” may be her name? If so, it suits her.

  11. 11-19

    I don’t know why any breeder would kill the Puffs. You have to have the Puffs to breed. You can’t breed hairless to hairless. And honestly, I prefer the Puffs. She’s a real Cutie Pie. Enjoy her. :happypuppy:

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