We have been married since 1999 and brought home our first Chinese Crested puppy right after being married. It was a dream come true to share our life with our Lady Godiva. Soon after, we welcomed our human daughter and then our show Chinese Crested girl, Romi Khan. It was a sweet and innocent time in NYC. By the time our son was born and we moved to the suburbs of NYC in New Jersey, we were living an active life raising two young children, attending AKC shows with our Chinese Cresteds, starting a tiny breeding program and being involved in our community. We loved the life. But we noticed that all the other Chinese Cresteds were so much bigger and hairier. Our little Cresteds could not compete in the adult category as they looked like older breeders puppies. I love exotic little gems so we chose to stop showing and start breeding smaller. It was a family decision. Other breeders talked and judged, but we were committed to breeding the best little Cresteds. We chose to do health testing which many breeders still do not do. We chose to super socialize our puppies. We chose to get to know our families. It was a wonderful and exciting time. Tim and I both worked but we made it work because we love what we do. Then we were introduced to the rare breed of American dogs, Mi Kis. They are so similar to the powderpuffs that it was a natural fit to add them into our home after doing couple of years of research. We wanted to make sure it was the right direction for our family. We brought home our first Mi Ki girl with full breeding rights and we have not looked back. Cresteds and Mi Kis both get along wonderfully with everyone so we had a very peaceful home.
In late 2014, we moved to our new home. Again, we did a lot of research and I knew as soon as we pulled up to the side driveway that this was home. I felt the mountain wind blowing through the trees. The sun danced on the hills and the singing stream spoke to me. It has been a very busy time with renovations, clearing some trees for gardens and planting fruit and nut trees. But anything worth doing takes vision, lots of hard work and time. The reward is to see our dreams unfolding.