|Posted by showcresties on February 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM|
Gosh I have been super busy with clients and trying to catch up! We have pups available from 2 cobred litters-
video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4o2C0qYUa8 and in our Nursery. I bought a new boy and he was used twice. I outcrossed to a true hairless as dogs are just too hairy with breeders shaving away. If you have to cut down a whole dog to make it hairless- then whats the fun in that- you do not have a hairless dog you have a dog that feels like stubble or looks scruffy 90% of the time.
for me it loses what the hallmark of the breed IS- soft supple skin. yes a few spurts of hair here and there:This is Scout who displays the ideal HHL and about as hairy as you want and NEED.
On several sites if you see recently groomed 4 week old pups with what looks like a "bob" on the crest- it just stops and theres a thick line, its too hairy. Judges lift up that hair and it may BE a HHL but they will penalize as its too hairy. A shaved puff will have the same look. the skin has a soft white glistening sheen as a correct HL will have bristle like hair NOT fur. You shouldnt HAVE to Nair a dog to get skin in a breed thats hairless.
Its like a man's chin, when clipped- smooth. But his head of hair when clipped- soft fuzz left. When a judge touches what should be fine grained tacky skin- thats not going to happen.