Happylea Chinese Crested Dog
New South Wales, Australia
Hi, I'm Debbie N.
I am a small kennel situated at Woodstock (near Cowra) NSW and I was given my first Chinese Crested Powder Puff nearly 10 years ago, and have progressed from there. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my mentors at Dosangeles Kennel, Goolarabang Kennel, and Blackheath Kennel. Your guidance and help has been so valuable in my breeding programme. I do not breed very often, mainly when I am looking to have a new member of my show team.
Vet Approved Criteria
Last checked on 7 October 2020
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- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
As I have a wide variety of breeds at home, the puppies will get to socialise with a number of different dogs. When they are six-weeks old, we run ENS training, and put the pups through a stimulus course we constructed at home (complete with climbing walls, see saws and more). We also ensure they are well-adjusted to various noises (TV, vacuums etc.). We also allow potential families to visit so they can bond with the puppies.
Chinese Cresteds are most susceptible to eye diseases, and we ensure the mothers and fathers are tested for PSA and PSD - and we sometimes will test the pups as well. I am an official Orivet swabber, so I often do this for other breeders in our area. Of course, all puppies will also come fully wormed and vaccinated, as well as complete with all veterinary papers.
All of our dogs are inside the home when they are whelped. The whelping box is inside, and Mum also has a private space to retreat to. Other dogs are separated from the pups, but are still nearby and allowed to wander around to help normalise encounters with other dogs. We have also have a huge run area outside as well, for when the dogs reach the right age.
Included with our puppies
Folder which includes, Registration Papers from Dogs NSW, Vaccination Certificate, Feeding Menu, Photos, Breed Standard Soft Toys Food
Happylea Chinese Crested Dog conducts 2 out of 3 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Chinese Crested Dog.
Primary Lens Luxation (PLL) is a genetic cause of blindness found in dogs, particularly affecting…
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration…
Happylea Chinese Crested Dog conducts 2 additional tests available for the Chinese Crested Dog.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a neurodegenerative disorder found in many breeds of dog. 7 varieties have been identified so far, affecting different breeds. There are DNA tests for each type, to identify whether a breeding dog might be carrying this condition.
About the Breeder
A little about us
I started my breeding career with long-haired Weimaraners, although I had to change breeds after my knees gave way, and I couldn't run with them anymore! I was then introduced to Chinese Cresteds, and I met a breeder/mentor friend who gave me my first bitch, and that was the start of my journey. I still have my original female matriarch, and she rules the roost. Recently, I've fallen in love with and started breeding Mini Xoloitzcuintles - amazing dogs that adore you, and will do anything for you.
Why we got involved in breeding
I love matching well-adjusted dogs with their future families. And I love getting hands-on as a breeder. I'm always looking for ways to stimulate my dogs and improve their temperaments. I've recently been learning how to do nose work on both my breeds, and we also construct our own play equipment (A-Frames, see-saws etc.) to train and stimulate the dogs.
Our special touch
When people buy my puppies, I've had so many people say that my Chinese Cresteds have fantastic temperaments, and this is what I always strive for with families buying my dogs. I have several people coming back for second or third dogs to add to their families.
Connect with us
Dogs NSW (ANKC)
- Cowra & District Kennel Club Inc