Useful addresses with excellent information - This page contains information useful to any Crested
owner regardless of expereince with the breed.
AKC Points Progression. Use this link to research how many points any dog has toward it's AKC
Championship. A free AKC.org membership is required. (Thanks for bringing this great resource to my attantion, Vanessa!) http://www.akc.org/store/free/
Excellent guidlines on how to find a caring, educated, RESPONSIBLE breeder.
A great licensed, non profit,. Anchorage Alaska based all breed cat and dog rescue group
Well defined information on genetic deafness in dogs and the BAER test.
Website with thorough information on PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
Excellent article on Dry Eye (Keratoconjunctivitus Sicca)
Though not previously tested for in the Chinese Crested, VonWillenbrands Disease (vWD) has now been
found to be present in small percentage of the Chinese Crested Breed. Testing for vWD prior to breeding is recommended. These
weblinks offer good information on this disease:
Orthapedic Foundation for Animals. The OFA offers inofmation, diagnoses and a health registry database
for MANY canine diseases. The results of all OFA sponsored health testing completed on animals intended for breeding that
are owned by responsible breeders can be fund on this website. www.offa.org/
Canine Eye Registry Foundation. CERF is a health registry dedicated to diseases of the eye to include
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Glaucoma, Juvenile Cataracts and more. Definitions of canine eye diseases, their origin and prognosis
is available in this site. Please note that tested dogs are only listed on this site if their owners have sent
in the certificates they receive from their vets to CERF for inclusion in the database. www.vmdb.org/cerf.html
The Chinese Crested Health Database is a documentation site that allows breeders to post information
on their health tested dogs. All information submitted to the site is verified before publication. An excellent resource for
breeders to record all of their tested animals' health information in one place! http://crestedhealth.ourdogs.net/
Excellent pet supply and health care sources
Great information on how to litter box train a puppy. Great for hairless Crested who will become
too chilled in wind, rain, or winter weather and who may burn in sunny weather. Litter box training also ensures constant
access to the potty place without having to "ask"!
Excellent "human food grade" organic/ holisitc pet food and supplements. We use many oftheir products
and foods at D'Nudes www.solidgoldhealth.com
Another excellent "human garde" organic/ holistic dog food that meets our no corn, soy, wheat, by-products
or "meat and bone meal" standard. www.oldmotherhubbard.com
Fairly new on the market, this is a great multi-meat based dog food and, as with every other food
recomended by D'Nudes, does not contain corn, wheat, soy, poultry/ animal by-products or "meat and bone meal" AND dogs seem
to just love the taste! www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com
Great natural dog food made from ingredients not treated with chemicals, pesticides, hormones,
EXCELLENT SOURCE for pet health and nutrition products which carries man of our recomended foods
(Wellness, Wysong, Solid Gold, Raw Advantage) as well as high quality dietary supplements and many other great items. www.onlynaturalpet.com
Awesome info on the B.A.R.F. (Bones And Raw Food) diet in the form of an FAQ - 50 of the most frequently
asked questions regarding the BARF diet. www.njboxers.com/faqs.htm
Cute site with a neat little "game" that tells you what breed you would be if you were a dog. www.gone2thedogs.com
Dog, Dogs, Canine Wonderland! - Discover all you could ever want to know about dogs,
get lots of free dog stuff, and interact with dog owners from around the world in our informative dog
forums at I-Love-Dogs.com!
PuppySites.Com - The Dog Lover's Online Directory! If you are looking for a dog-related
website, this is a great place to start. We're a large and resourceful directory with a personal touch!
Dog Blogs - My-Dog-Blog.com is an online dog lovers community where
users can create their own FREE dog blog.