Meet Mojito – Our New Dog

by Keri K. on February 23, 2010

Mojito, enjoying some sun.

Mojito, enjoying some sun.

Mojito is a “true hairless” Chinese Crested, a very unique-looking breed. He was looking for a forever home, and luckily, I was first in line with the right situation to adopt him. He’s 15 pounds and about 5-years-old, and we are his third family. We’ve had him less than a month, but we’ve all adapted pretty quickly to each other. Our two cats had plenty of puffy tails and glares for him the first weekend, but after they noticed how many treats get handed out for everyone during Mo’s training sessions, they were willing to reconsider his presence and now get along without fuss.

Chinese Cresteds are true “people” dogs, and Mo decided that I was his new human as soon as we got home. From the very first night he’s been like my shadow, a very different experience for me compared to our much more independent cats and ferrets! Mo insists on sitting quietly beside me or preferably in my lap at all times, and will anxiously search the house for me if I somehow leave his sight. He wasn’t exactly what my husband had in mind for a dog (understatement), but Mojito is hard not to love when he fixes you with that big-eared, big-eyed look.

I’ve never had a dog before, so I’m learning and experiencing lots of new fun and sometimes frustrating things, like crate training, teaching simple obedience commands, and fitting tiny sweaters. Expect lots of small-dog blog posts in the future!

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Keri is a lead catalog designer for Drs. Foster and Smith and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UW-Stout. She shares a small home with her husband, two Chinese Crested dogs, two cats, two ferrets, several reptiles and amphibians, and 30-some gallons of freshwater planted aquariums. See more articles by Keri K.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah February 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Congrats on adopting such a beautiful little guy! Great name choice, too!

Keri K. February 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Thanks, Sarah! Of course the look is what first attracted me to the breed, but his personality is just what I was looking for, too.

Sheri Gaber September 29, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Hi 🙂

I know this is an old post but I had to tell you how excited I am to see another crestie in Rhinelander! I have a hairless and a powderpuff. I also volunteer for a Chinese crested rescue 🙂

Mojito is just precious and I’m so happy you get to experience the crested “velcro dog” love!

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