Chinese Cresteds are a little like potato chips. You can’t be content with just one.
Not too long after I got Nazca, I decided to add another Crestie to the family. I
contacted Pat Pentland at Altair and waited impatiently for her bitch, Lemmony to
deliver four beautiful puppies. One little powder puff, Altair’s National Velvet,
stole my heart and I now co own her with Pat.
Like many younger siblings, Maya was immediately anxious to “keep up” with Nazca.
The second day she was home, she scaled the puppy pen designed to keep her contained
until she was housebroken. If Nazca jumped up on a couch to escape her pesky little
sister, Maya, too small to jump up on the couch, learned to mountain climb her way
If Nazca is reserved and holds back, Maya is the exact opposite. She has never met
a person or dog whom she doesn’t like. She seems to expect that all the people whom
she meets on her walks will stop to pet her and exclaim over how cute she is.
Unlike Nazca, Maya enjoys the show ring and all the grooming and fussing that accompanies
it. At her first show at only six months, Maya got seven points and very quickly
finished her Canadian Championship.
Today, she is concentrating on Obedience Training and learning not to jump up on
people so that she can become a Therapy Dog.