Crestoxie Breed Maintenance
The grooming requirements for this particular hybrid will depend somewhat on which kind of coat they inherited. Crestoxies that are mostly hairless will require more frequent baths, though brushing takes just a very short amount of time, whereas the full coated variety typically requires fewer baths, but will need combing and brushing on a more regular basis to remove dead hair and to prevent tangles and mats from forming in the fur. The skin of the Chinese Crested dog is prone to irritation, particularly the exposed skin of the hairless variety, and the Crested Schnauzer may inherit this trait as well. This means that finding a good shampoo that does not irritate your pet’s skin is essential for their health, as is checking for any problems like rashes, acne, or swollen skin whenever you bathe your pet. If the outer coat resembles that of the Wire Haired Dachshund, then hand stripping may also be needed to keep this wiry outer layer clean and healthy. These dogs may encounter more dental problems than many breeds and regular dental maintenance, like tooth brushing and dental exams, may help to prevent some problems, or catch them early.