It all started with one very expressive Newfie puppy and a breeder who needed help showing her dogs. Like most things we do, we took the deep dive into dog shows. I spent a good year practically living at the breeders house and traveling with a professional handler to learn everything I could about dog shows, raising and caring for show dogs and breeding healthy quality puppies. While traveling with a professional handler, I met and fell in love with the Chinese Crested breed. I wanted one of these amazing Cresteds of my own and soon had my first Crested. CiCi never liked the show ring and I am not one to force a dog to do something they do not enjoy so she stayed home to be our loved female Chinese Crested companion.
We started our breeding program to produce show quality dogs that we can exhibit in the ring and have now added the Chinese Crested breed. We showcase Edelweiss Chinese Cresteds and now have show quality Cresteds with our own Showy Lady kennel name. We do not keep a large kennel, we live with our dogs and would like anyone acquiring a Chinese Crested puppy from Showy Lady to do the same. Showy Lady Chinese Cresteds got its name from the Edelweiss model of using the state flower as an inspiration. Showy Lady Slippers is the state flower for Minnesota so we chose that for our kennel name.
We are members of the American Kennel Club through the Key City Kennel Club in Mankato, MN., the American Chinese Crested Club and Heartland Chinese Crested Club. We are actively involved in AKC conformation shows. We will be exhibiting our dogs in the Mid-West and invite you to visit us anytime.