Welcome to Mohawk Chinese Crested dogs and Artnudeveau Sphynx cats
Starting out in the canine world in 1976 with German
Shepherds then having bred and shown Great Danes in the
80's and 90's and English Mastiffs throughout the
1990's, most thought Chinese Cresteds were a strange and
sudden change for me, but after several years of sharing
my home with these little rescued critters I was hooked.
My first little crested fondly known as "Hairy" (without
one blade of hair on her I might add) has changed my
After several years of rescue Cresteds, in 1992 our
first registered Chinese Crested Dog came to live with
us and hence "Mohawk" was established. The first litter
was to arrive in October 1993, giving me my first
Champion and the rest is history. Mohawk celebrates its
twenty fifth year in 2017 and Thirty one years since
the arrival of my first crested "Hairy."
Since Cresteds came into my life it has been a
wonderfully successful journey. Along with many
have made some special long time friends, but as Mohawk
ages so do our kids which means that there have been,
and will be, sad moments along the way as my old ones
cross the rainbow bridge. In 2006 I lost my first
born hairless girl "Dimity" and in 2007, sadly, "Tattoe"
and "Ebony" crossed the bridge also. Life will go on but
it will never be the same without them.
Some highlights of my life with Cresteds include many
"Best Exhibit in Show awards, at all breeds and
specialty levels. None have been more special than
"Chain's" rags to Royal journey that took him from a
chained dog in a back yard to a "Best Exhibit in Show"
and Royal place in group winner. He was also awarded
"Best Exhibit in Show" at the New South Wales specialty
under breed specialist Mr Peter Taylor of the UK, and
the weekend prior "Chain" went Runner Up to Best Exhibit
in Show at the Victorian Specialty under Mrs Brenda
He finished his career in style with a Royal "Best in
Toy Group fourth” at the Sydney Royal Easter show (550
toys entered) and was also awarded Best of Breed at
the Perth Royal show in the same year prior to his
departure to Europe. With having many Supreme and grand
Champions Cresteds , we have great news with two more
Mohawk Cresteds attained their grand titles in 2017.
I must also make a special tribute to my foundation
dogs, who cemented the kennel "Mohawk" in the history
books "Ch Ttoga Xtrovert" and "Chinkie Yen Hebe." I
have been proud to import and export Cresteds to and
from many parts of the world.
Like my Ibizan hounds and Miniature pinschers, I waited
as many years before I was lucky enough to welcome the
Sphynx cat breed into my life. Hence “Artnudeveau
Sphynx cats Australia” was born. It was 2016 before I
campaigned my first home bred black Sphynx boy "Hotty". See
the news section for a special announcement.
Pup and kitten notices will be posted when litters are
pending. I only have an odd litter here and there so
those who email us a short intro and stay in touch will
be given first preference. Mohawk and Artnudeveau
breeding stock are health tested.
With my Dane’s, Ibizan’s and Mastiff’s now all gone, I
have now just a few Cresteds, Miniature Pinschers,
Sphynx Cats and "Chapie" my Xoloitzcuintle all happily
living on acreage in country Victoria, Australia.