Chinese Crested dogs are plenty of fun. They are a really active breed and in the summertime they love to visit a park and just race around, back and forth.
But what does a hairless Chinese Crested do through the long, cold winter time like we’ve in Michigan? Listed here are three of the utmost effective challenges they face – and we face.
Staying warm. I bet you knew this would be number one. It is important to truly have a good choice of doggie coats and pants. Yes pants. They make all kinds of interesting dog clothing these days.
My partner, who’s a groomer, actually took the Chinese Crested Pups sowing machine and tailored a several Chinese Crested coats, so they can fit better. Most of the time the hairless dogs wear a coat even inside, just to remain warmer. They tend to huddle around heating vents too.
Likely to the restroom is the next top winter challenge. Winter means a lot more of a problem in this region than in the summer. We’ve a great partially covered deck that individuals send the Cresteds out to. But there is snow and it’s cold, and they don’t want it out there one bit.
We leave them outside for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, long enough to attend the bathroom. Does it always work? Have you been kidding? Here’s an idea on how to not let this drive you crazy. Have a couple of places on to the floor where you spread a couple of newspapers. They could be trained to go potty on the paper. Winter is no fun in this region, but Chinese Cresteds are worth it.
The ultimate winter challenge is exercise – or the lack of exercise. Dogs need a certain amount of vigorous exercise to keep from having behavioral problems. This is difficult to do in the winter. Besides tearing through your house once they hear a car or the doorbell, they don’t get much exercise.
On the few “warmer” days when it ventures about 40 degrees, we sometime bring them for a walk. But this really is still very cold for the hairless ones. The puff Cresteds are like some other dog – they are able to go outside in the snow and don’t really mind it.
We intend on getting a doggie treadmill one of these simple days. A full size “human” treadmill will work. Nevertheless they cause them to become for dogs and they take up less room. But until we understand this new toy, our Chinese Cresteds have to tolerate the long winters in Michigan.