Animal Stories - Chinese Crested

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   The Chinese Crested originated in Africa where it was called the African Hairless Terrier!
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Kdbuh - 2011-08-21
My puff has horrific allergies I can't seem to control. I just read today wool may be an issue so when I get home I will eliminate that too. She is on dry natural food made from sweet potatoes and fish and only drinks distiller water. I put natural oil in her food to prevent dry skin. We wash all clothing and bedding in detergent for sensitive skin and her as well (puppy shampoo). And still issues! Itching all day and night to the point none of us sleep! Help! I can't afford a couple hundred dollars for a test right now, well not before I try all my options! Hope someone out here in cyber world can help poor little Dixie Bell!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-22
    I have been told by a vet that Benedryl works which sorta makes sense as the test things on dogs. However, I don't know the dosage at all for the dog. Can you just call your vet and ask?
  • zoe\'s mom - 2013-01-04
    just adopted zoe, sweetie pup w/the most awful oozing skin. We started with grain free limited diet, and then cooked foods. For baths, started using vet pyoben shampoo with a light buf-puf, it dried everything up, including the healthy skin, started another regimen (all natural homeopathic with the exception of vet's shampoo) right after bath-with a paper towel and sensitive type of witch hazel gently wipe all the skin down, then a light spray made of purified water with drops of tea tree and lavender oil, then finish with calendula cream or gel. she loves this treatment! Took 6 weeks or better to clear it up, and then she eyed me eating the croissant and couldn't help myself but to share, ugh..2 bites and 2 days later back to square 1! Shes Gluten Intolerant! I now cook her food and add it to the royal canin because she wont eat that alone, give them choice they become picky children :) Good luck with your pup! Good luck wit your pup,
Anna - 2012-11-26
My 14 weeks Chinese crested powder puff is already 7.27lbs; I can't find any growth chart for this breed. Is this weight is normal for his age? He supposed to be a pure breed. His mother is a powder puff as well and her weight is 12lbs while the father is hairless and he is much smaller (around 8.15lbs). Is it possible that this breed stop growing in an early age?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-26
    Her mom was a pretty large powder puff as they normally don't go over 10 pounds.  They grow quite fast from 1 week to 3 months and then the growth slows.  I would think another couple pounds and you have the size. 
Anonymous - 2012-07-28
royal caine junior is a good food

chris - 2012-02-08
My chinese crested powderpuff puppy (8 months) loves greek yougurt in her dry food (I only put 1/4 tsp with water). Will this cause any problems?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-08
    You can do that - it won't cause problems.
debbie - 2011-11-23
I am fostering a powder puff mom and her pups. She's from a puppy mill and was never walked. She's about 2 years old and is still nursing. She doesn't like to go for walks, but when she does walk, she stops and starts so often that it's torturous. Albeit, it snowed and so it's cold, I can't figure out this odd walking habit. Does anyone have advice on how to get her to walk?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    I would take her to the vet. There could be something wrong with her hips.
  • debbie - 2011-11-24
    Thanks for responding. She walks well in the house and when she does walk outside, she walks fine. It's a stubbornness or unwillingness to walk outside. I've tried coaxing with a treat, but to no avail. (The treat worked well to teach her to climb stairs.) I need to break this negative mindset. Before I call in a trainer, I thought I'd start here! :)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    OK got that part. If she is walking just fine in the house and not outside then it is behavioral. Can't say for sure if this will work but I use very tiny pieces of turkey hotdogs (cut a slice and 1/4 it) and put it in your pocket. As the pup is walking good, give her pieces. If she stops - don't give her pieces. As she walks better on the leash outside then make her walk a little farther each time to get the piece of hotdog. In other words, reward her at first every 10 feet she walks, then every 15 feet, then every 30 feet etc. She should repond and then finally you can take her for a walk and give her the little piece of hot dog when you get back home. Hot dogs are not a staple diet for a little pup like this and you will probably initially be feeding her all the calories she needs for the day but within a couple of weeks she should be walking and moving without problems. Then you have to bury the hotdog in the food so she starts eating what she is supposed to. Good luck and I am glad it is not a bone problem.
  • debbie - 2011-11-24
    Thanks! I will try it.
Sandy - 2011-03-04
Our Chinese Crested Powder Puff continually gets mats close to the skin despite daily brushing. The only way to overcome them is to cut them out. Has anyone found a product that can keep that super fine undercoat from getting all tangled?

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  • Adam Short - 2011-03-16
    I had the same trouble, but if you get some regular conditioner and put 1 - 2 teaspoons into a 100ml of water and spray this onto the coat before brushing, remember brushing the coat when it is dry can damage it and increase the mats. I believe this should work, but if it doesn't try doing this along with grooming twice daily, ie, morning and night.
  • Karen - 2011-06-13
    I had the same problem, was told to rinse him with a detangler after bathing and it has really helped. In fact, I have not had any problems with matting since then although that has only been a couple of weeks ago.
    I have heard using a little deluted detangler and spraying it on the matted area prior to brushing helps also.
    I switched from a brush to a comb and that works better too.
Zoe - 2011-02-05
I have a chinese crested who has developed a severe food allergy.
Anyone else had a similar problem? He is on just a dry food diet now but still not clearing up.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-12
    I don't know what will work for you vs me but I used Eukanuba and got rid of all problems with my dogs. Shar Pei's are always allergic to something. I even fed it to the pups.
    Vet might recommend Science Diet also. My Shar Pei's always had problems with allergies and food and Eukanuba worked for me.
Arlie - 2010-01-03
How do I find a another chinese crested like the one in the picture.

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  • Sheri handler - 2010-07-07

    I don't exactly know when you posted this question, but I recently bought a chinese crested powder puff "black and white" colors may vary. But I bought him from a breeder named Sheri she can be reached at. ( 714) 916-1663. Our boy that we bought from her is healthy and loving you can rest assure that when you buy from Sheri we will stay stay in contact with you for whatever you may need.

    She has another litter coming in a couple months.


    Ps. Yes we have the same name!
  • peyton - 2010-12-30
    Go to google and type in"where to find a chinese crested puppies (or dogs). Make sure your breeder can be trusted by a parent. Then pick the picture (if they have pics.) of one that looks like the one on the front page. That's what I did when I got my puppie. Hope you get a puppie that you want.
maria white - 2010-01-05
i have a chinese crested that i will like to adopt. please contact me via