Lewana is a wonderful breeder of quality Chinese Cresteds. When I found Shippo (originally named Copper) on puppyfind.com I thought he was just so handsome, I just had to find out more about him! After looking over Country Chinese Crested's website, I decided to contact Lewana and she responded immediately, answering the multitude of questions I had for her. She sent me all the paperwork showing that her dogs have been cleared for PLL, PRCD-PRA, and has the pedigrees for all her breeding stock already on her website. Lewana was more than helpful making sure Shippo was a great fit for my household, and that he was a healthy, friendly, well adjusted puppy. She made sure he was up to date on shots, checked for worms, and even had her vet check Shippo's knees before having him shipped to me. He stands wonderfully while I groom and bathe him, is eager to learn new tricks, and he almost never barks... I love it! Shippo is such a delightful addition to my family, getting along with everyone he meets and adjusting wonderfully to any situation he comes across; he's never jumpy, nippy, or afraid. I would highly recommend buying a Chinese Crested from Lewana, she is a great breeder and will help you find the perfect puppy for you. Thank you Lewana for making the experience of buying a new puppy fun and easy!
Sara Nevel and Spraynard "Shippo" Kruger :)
Neal and I want to let you know how wonderful both of these puppies are.
Remi, AKA Remus, has been an angel and part of our family from the minute we carried him into our home. He only whined for a few minutes after we put him to bed, the first night. He slept in his car carrier next to our bed. Once the lights went out, he slept through the night without a peep. Each night after that he went straight into the carrier without a whimper until he needed to go out the next morning. That is until the following week when we brought his half sister home.
Ellie, AKA Tonks, was has been a little more needy. She insists she needs to go out in the middle of the night. But, given she's a bit younger than her half brother, we think she's doing very well. Remus wakes up when Tonks whines, so now they both must go out, least one gets more attention than the other. They sleep side by side in separate carriers, watching over us and our every move, all night.
We have a collapsible corral for them outside so they can do their business unencumbered by harnesses and leads as we stand and watch over them. If they see or hear a neighbor or another dog when they are outside, they bark and carry on as if they were big guard dogs. Even though these little characters are oblivious of their own size and limitations, I have no doubt they would defend us and their territory if we would just give them a chance.
Despite their misguided over confidence regarding their size and "ferocious" bark, these are the brightest little dogs either of us have ever had. They are wonderful with our grandchildren. When our 1 and 3yr. old grandsons have hugged them and loved on them a little too aggressively, neither of the pups have tried to defend themselves against the boys attention. Yesterday, I caught the 3yr old pulling little Tonks across the kitchen floor by her tail. She didn't even whimper!
These are the most tolerant little dogs I have ever known, and they are also the most affectionate. Both prefer to be at our feet if not in our laps after the grandchildren go home for the night. They are a bit tentative about bath time, but absolutely love the toweling off and brushing that follows.
Today was Remus' second vet visit and he weighed 6lbs. 7oz. Tonks visited the vet last week and weighed 2lbs. 15oz. These puppies get along wonderfully with each other. Despite the difference in size they ruff and tumble all over the house, and even play tug-o-war with each. Our vets and their staff love them, and the people at Pet Smart love them. They are such friendly, funny, affectionate, little bundles of fluff.
As Neal and I have become asthmatics in our "golden years", we had given up the idea that we could ever have another pet. If it hadn't been for my daughter in MD, we wouldn't have pursued having one. She had sent me the link to your site the morning we came to visit you, along with a few links about breeds of dogs that usually don't irritate most humans with allergies. We were skeptical at first, but oddly enough, we have not experienced any ill effects on the allergy front since bringing the pups into our home.
Both Remus and Tonks are a delight, and have already brought us and our family so much love and laughter. We are so happy that my daughter found your site. And, we are especially happy that we were able to adopt your wonderful puppies.
I will keep in touch and send you pictures and reports of their progress. In the meantime, thank you again, Lewana!