Chinese Crested dogs are plenty of fun. They’re a very 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 during the long, cold winter season like we’ve in Michigan? Here are three of the most effective challenges they face – and we face.
Staying warm. I bet you knew this may be number one. It is essential to truly have a good selection of doggie coats and pants. Yes pants. They make a myriad of interesting dog clothing these days.
My spouse, who’s a groomer, actually took the sowing machine and tailored a several Chinese Crested coats, so they fit better. All the time the hairless dogs wear a coat even inside, just to stay warmer. They tend to huddle around heating vents too.
Likely to the restroom is the 2nd top winter challenge. Winter means a lot more of a problem in this region than in the summer. We have a nice partially covered deck that people send the Cresteds out to. But there’s snow and it is cold, and they don’t like it available one bit.
We leave them outside for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, long enough to go to the bathroom. Does it always work? Have you been kidding? Here’s a suggestion how not to Chinese Crested for sale let this drive you crazy. Have a couple of places on the ground where you spread a few newspapers. They can be trained to go potty on the paper. Winter is not any fun in this region, but Chinese Cresteds are worth it.
The final winter challenge is exercise – or having less exercise. Dogs need a certain amount of vigorous exercise to help keep from having behavioral problems. This is difficult to do in the winter. Besides tearing through your house once they hear a vehicle 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 cold for the hairless ones. The puff Cresteds are like some other dog – they can go outside in the snow and don’t really mind it.
We plan on getting a doggie treadmill one of these days. A complete size “human” treadmill will work. But they make them for dogs and they take up less room. But until we get this new toy, our Chinese Cresteds need certainly to tolerate the long winters in Michigan.