Skin care is one of the basic questions Chinese Crested parents ask.
We breed for perfect skin, without blackheads or blemishes of any kind. It is based on genetics, nutrition, and grooming products used. Most Cresteds will go through some breakouts during their teen years, 4 months to 1 year. It can be very mild or very severe.
On the left column below, is an example of a hairless Chinese Crested boy, G Dragon, with perfect skin. It is silky smooth and flawless, even at 8 months. His Mother has perfect skin and she produces puppies with her amazing skin. His skin is not oily or dry. Not only his skin perfect, he is an ideal Crested in personality and looks. What can we say, he is perfection! Chinese Crested lovers appreciate his superb qualities.
On the right column below next to G Dragon is another hairless Chinese Crested. Diva’s skin is oily and does have blackheads. She also has minor white heads or pearls. She needs to be bathed on a regular basis to keep the dirt off her oily skin. As a Mom, her skin quality will fluctuate depending on if she is nursing or pregnant. But overall, her skin is not the best. It’s not the worst either as we have seen Cresteds with horrible skin: dry and leathery, covered in blackhead, white heads and pearls. It can also break out with rashy look too. This can be from generations of mating bad skin to bad skin. That with a poor diet can cause a mess with the Crested skin.
We make sure we use powderpuffs from great skinned parents in our breeding program. We have found this to strengthen our puppies’ skin and overall health. We also use the best food and supplements too. We use wild Alaskan Salmon oil for skin and furnishings, as well as for internal organs. A Chinese Crested Mom who adopted 2 of our hairless boys says she used to use coconut oil on her former Cresteds to help with the blackheads. We did buy organic coconut oil and will post after we test it out on Diva.
If your Chinese Crested as skin issues, please contact your breeder as we do not know the background of your puppy or adult. As responsible breeders, they should be able to advise you on the care, as we do for our puppy families.
We took very close up of G Dragon’s skin so you can see what the pores should look like. Pictures of his neck, chest, belly, inner and outer thighs, back and rear are shown. Compare that to Diva’s skin. We did not breed her so you will see the difference.