"MOHAWK" BEST IN
SHOW WINNING CHINESE CRESTED
DOGS OF AUSTRALIA.
Hello my name is Vicki Bridle of Mohawk Chinese Crested dogs
Welcome to my web site. Please feel free to have a look around and I would
love it if you could sign my guest book.
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 sixteenth
year in 2008, and twenty three 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 honours I 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
(see Chain's page).
He was 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 Taylor. 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.
Stable mate "Shan” who attained the title of Grand Champion, (one of
only nine in the country), has also set her place in history with her many
Royal Challenge's and Best Of Breed wins, she is also a multi Best in Show
winner. "Shan" was also Victoria's first, Australia's fifth, and only the
second bitch to attain this Grand Champion title.
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
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
through out the 1990's, most thought Chinese Cresteds were a strange and
sudden change for me, but after several years of sharing my home these
little rescued critters I was hooked. My first little crested fondly
known as "Hairy" (without one blade of hair I might add) has changed my
With our last veteran Dane and Mastiff now gone, we have eighteen
Cresteds, two Ibizan Hounds, ten Miniature Horses, four Cats all happily
living on acreage in country Victoria, Australia.