Our Chinese Cresteds are $2,300 for hairy hairless (hhl) & hairless (hl) and $1,800 for powderpuff (pp). We require a $500 deposit to reserve the available puppy of your choice, this $500 goes towards the full balance of your puppy. The remaining balance on your puppy is due via Zelle at 6 weeks of age *OR* in cash at pick up.
WHILST YOUR LOCUS CRESTED PUPPY IS WITH US
During your puppy's short stay at Locus Crested, we will take weekly photos for you of your puppy, please do not ask us to send you photos or videos, we PROMISE we will when we have time. Sometimes we occasionally send videos as well, but please do not expect this! Whilst your puppy is here, we also start socializing them with other dogs, cats, sounds, movements, and so forth. When you pick your puppy up at 8 weeks of age, they will have started the basics of socialization, but you will need to continue socializing your puppy to ensure they are well-rounded and ready to take on the world.
WHAT OUR PUPPIES COME WITH
Your Locus Crested will come with their first vaccination, multiple sets of dewormings (starting at 2 weeks of age), microchipped through AKC reunite, AKC registered, and vet checked! We also send all of our puppies home with a go-home pack for them and their new families.
WHY WE DON'T ALLOW VISITORS
First and foremost, we do not allow visitors for the safety of our puppies and other dogs. Puppies are born with almost no immune system and momma dogs lose most of their immunity while they are caring for their babies. Because of this, momma dogs and their puppies are extremely susceptible to disease and sickness. Sadly, it is very common for puppies to contract viruses, like parvovirus, that kill the whole litter and sometimes even the momma dog and/or other dogs in the household. Unfortunately viruses, like parvovirus, are very common and very easily tracked onto properties with no knowledge of it even being evident. Another reason we do not allow visitors is for the safety of the humans in our household. Fortunately we post TONS of photos and videos and have absolutely no problem face timing potential buyers. If not seeing your puppy in person before purchasing your puppy is an issue, then we are not the breeder for you. **NO EXCEPTIONS**.
WHAT WE FEED
At Locus Cresteds we strongly recommend the brands Victor, Purina Pro Plan and Blue Buffalo. Our puppies are started on Blue Buffalo puppy formula, which we highly recommend keeping them on. We purchase all of our dog food from Chewy.com or Tractor Supply Company (TSC). Please inquire to find out what we are currently feeding your puppy as it may have changed! Some other brands we may not have tried, but have heard good things about are: Natural Balance, True Acre Foods, SPORTMiX Wholesomes, Diamond Naturals, Fromm, 4Health, and American Journey. ABSOLUTELY NO GRAIN FREE AS THE FDA HAS SINCE PROVEN THAT GRAIN FREE IS LINKED TO CARDIOMYOPATHY AND DCM IN DOGS!!!!!*********
At Locus Cresteds, we vaccinate all of our puppies for the first time between 7 and 8 weeks of age. Three to five weeks after the first vaccine, the puppies should be vaccinated again. We strongly recommend having a titer test done prior to getting your puppies third vaccine to insure they actually need it (sometimes they don't and vaccinating for the third time is overkill!). We vaccinate all of our puppies and dogs with a five-in-one vaccine that vaccinates against canine distemper, adenovirus type 1 (hepatitis), adenovirus type 2 (respiratory disease), parainfluenza, and parvovirus. All of our puppies come with their health record which includes their vaccine record and deworming record. We strongly recommend taking your puppy's health record into the vet on your puppy's first vet check up.
OUR HEALTH GUARANTEE
At Locus Cresteds, we have a 36 month health guarantee that covers the following genetic diseases/illnesses: PRA, PLL, patella luxation, cardiomyopathy (with 6-months worth of dog food purchase), and hip dysplasia. Our health guarantee can be voided by not supplementing NuVet or failing to take your new Locus Crested puppy to their first vet visit (within 72 hours of pick up). We HIGHLY recommend looking into what other issues Chinese Cresteds are predisposed to, as they are not covered by our health guarantee.
If a buyer is not able to pick up their puppy in person, Locus Cresteds offers to transport the puppy via flight nanny for approximately $550. The estimated $550 pays for the flight and flight nanny to deliver your puppy to your nearest airport. Some restrictions may apply for Hawaii and Alaska. Overall this is a quicker and safer method of transportation for those who are not able to pick up their puppy in person. If a buyer is on the East coast, or semi-close to Maryland... Ground transport is another option. Prices for ground transport vary so please ask us and we will try to get you an approximate price for ground transport.
SPAYING/NEUTERING YOUR LOCUS CRESTED
Here at Locus Cresteds we require that a dog be spayed/neutered, at the earliest, at 6 months old. This is to ensure that their hormones are, for the most part, in check and that the dog is, almost, fully grown. Some Cresteds don't stop growing until 18 months of age, that is why we absolutely require that the earliest you should spay/neuter your Chinese Crested is at 6 months of age. However, we highly recommend waiting until your Chinese Crested is at least 12 months old and that your female Chinese Crested has had at least one heat cycle. Here are some articles that we suggest reading over:
IF YOU CANNOT KEEP YOUR LOCUS CRESTED
Locus Cresteds has a return contract. This means if you cannot keep your puppy/dog from Locus Cresteds, it must NOT BE TAKEN TO A HUMANE SOCIETY, RESCUE, etc., OR REHOMED WITHOUT LOCUS CRESTEDS' KNOWLEDGE. If you cannot keep your Locus Crested, you must contact Locus Cresteds and arrangements will be made. WE WILL TAKE OUR PUPPIES/DOGS BACK AND/OR FIND THEM A NEW HOME!!! If you do not understand this, then we are not the breeders for you.
HOW BIG DO CHINESE CRESTEDS GET/HOW BIG WILL MY PUPPY BE
The average Chinese Crested gets to about 11 to 13 inches tall and 8 to 12 lbs, however, they can come smaller and bigger, height and weight wise. That being said, our Chinese Cresteds are about average height and weight, and therefore their puppies should be about the same.