Bellissima Farms

Dig, Jump, Swim


ALL DOGS ARE NATURAL SWIMMERS - NOT!!

A human baby is not expected to know how to swim, 
simply because the birth family owns a pool.  

Same w/ Cresteds!



Pools can be lethal to a dog.



Chinese Cresteds are not "natural swimmers" - they require teaching, like a child.

It is a good idea to expose your pet to water early on.  

Should there be a pool at their new home, teach the dog how to find its' way out, in case of an accident.

Over the years, some of our Cresteds have avoided water - scratching & clawing as they are introduced.  

Others have dived in -- propelled from several feet away -- ears flying in the wind.  They circle like a retriever, exit & shake themselves off - only to repeat the antic at will.

Owning an animal is a responsibility.  

None should be left alone - in ANY environment, until the owner is sure no harm will come by way of their curious nature.


  


DIG - JUMP - SWIM

Once in awhile, an otherwise tranquil Chinese Crested will exhibit his amazing ability 
to climb a fence - clamping toes, using all 4 feet - effortlessly scaling a 6 ft. barrier.  

Some pups will stupify onlookers by ascending a chain link fence/block wall in record time.

Others have been known to leap terrific heights - while another may dig, thru rocks, to China.

It is impossible to tell if your new family member is a potential digger/jumper/leaper as these traits usually develop in later adolescense - or in response to an exciting new stimuli.

Digging or jumping is not a "usual" trait - but it DOES happen.

Be aware & safeguard your pet - don't leave them alone in the yard.

Have a micro chip inserted. 

Use identifying ID tags.

REMINDER:  Chinese Cresteds are NOT natural swimmers - should they fall into water, there's a good possibility they would drown.  Teach your dog to swim & how to find their way out of the pool in case of accident.  

CC's are tiny balls of fluff - easy for air/ground predators to carry off.  

PLEASE:  do not leave your dog unattended.  Coyotes have been known to make off w/ a grown dogs in full view of the owner.  

Air predators, such as owls or hawks, can also whisk your beloved family member away.  

Day or night:  do not leave your pup unattended!