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Chinese Crested and Powderpuff

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by clueless, Jul 8, 2009.


  1. clueless

    clueless Banned

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    I thought I had to post some information after I had just finished reading a post on here.
    Chinese Crested Powderpuffs are not throwbacks from a Chinese Crested LOL
    There is 2 distintive varieties of Cresteds.
    The powder puff Chinese Crested is born in the same litters as the hairless Chinese Crested; the powder puff is a recessive gene off of the dominant hairless gene.

    If 2 hairless Cresteds are bred together, Statistically 1/4 of the litter will be powder puffs, however, if two puffs are bred together - the entire litter will be powder puff as both parents are lacking in the hairless gene.
    There are 3 gene expressions in the Crested breed; Hp, pp, and HH.
    "Hp" is a hairless Chinese Crested (One dominant hairless gene and one recessive puff gene - one gene inherited from each parent) This gene expression can occur if one or both parents are hairless.
    "pp" is a powder puff (two recessive puff genes - one gene inherited from each parent) This gene expression can occur if one or both parents is a powder puff.
    "HH" is a hairless puppy born from two hairless parents that inherited a hairless gene from both parents.

    To also put the record straight Powderpuffs are usually less value than a Hairless
     
  2. SpringerHusky

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    ah that's interesting to know, thanks :)

    I'm quite fond of the powderpuff but then i'm smitten for fluffy dogs :D
     
  3. Natik

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    thanks for that info :) i learnt something new today :thumbup:
     
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    Do you own both types? If so can I be cheeky and ask for pictures, very interesting post by the way.
     
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    I love the powerpuff ones!! :D
     
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    Oh I have a question, how are the powder puffs for people with dander allergies?
     
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    Thats really interesting. I like the powder puffs the hairless look a little too weird for me.
     
  8. clueless

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    Yes I have both. 2Puffs and 8Hairless
    This is Hairless
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    Powderpuffs
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    clueless Banned

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    IMO Every dog has dander The Puffs do not shed but do have a soft undercoat thats needs grooming to remove dead hairs etc...
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for showing the lovely pics, your dogs are stunning.
     
  11. clueless

    clueless Banned

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    Thank you so much for nice comment
     
  12. Natik

    Natik PetForums VIP

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    they are lovely :) and what a difference ... they look like 2 different breeds...
     
  13. clueless

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    Yes they are totally different looking although if a Puff was shaved down it has same body shape as Hairless just coats that differ and also Teeth. As they are 1 Breed they are judged along side each other in the ring. Thanks for lovely comment
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous dogs - stunning :)
     
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    clueless Banned

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    Thank you for nice comment
     
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    wow, iv never really been a big lover of the hairless dogs, but yours are beautiful. you have converted me :)
     
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