HI, MY NAME IS AMY STREIT, OWNER OF
AKC REGISTERED CHINESE CRESTED DOGS.
I got my first Chinese Crested in 2008 and instantly fell in LOVE! That dog was Fonzie (Silverbluff's Pepe La Fonzarele)....my pride and Joy. I was so astounded with the breed I Just had to have one. I owned Fonzie for 1 year before deciding to embark on raising this glorious breed. I have been raising top quality Chinese Cresteds since 2009.
I scoured the country for some of the best bloodlines, and best dogs I could Find, and ran in to many wonderful people along the way- one being Shannon York of Outlaw Chinese Cresteds. From the moment we met I knew I had a best friend for LIFE!! She has been so much help and so much fun. Did I mention a bad influence?? Ha ha- Let's say we know how to have fun!!
All my dogs are treated as a family member, they are very socialized and
Well taken care of. I take great pride in raising beautiful, healthy, sound Puppies that conform to the breed standard. These dogs have filled my life With excitement and joy. They have that ability to always be able to put a Huge Smile on the face of anyone they meet. These dogs are like no other, I am so Grateful to have come across this exotic breed of dogs, they are Truly one of a Kind, and have a disposition like no other.
Our reputation speaks for itself, we are backed by endless references and Pictures of the past puppies we have raised to support the quality which You'll find with us.
You can look at the rest, but come back for the best!
I was raised in Spirit Lake, Iowa. My parents divorced and both remarried to great stepparents. My stepfather raised cattle and I soon was hooked. I was his best "free" hired hand from there on out. After returning home from modeling school, I began my career in the livestock business by working at a large feedlot. Soon after learning and working from the bottom up, I began to feed cattle myself. My mother was the support of our family, always supporting me to do what I loved. My Father was always supportive in whatever I chose to do...he drove me to stay strong not only in what I loved but in my faith as well.
I still feed cattle at our family feedlot. I love this line of work, and wouldn't Trade anything in the world for it. I won't ever Know what true love was if it wasn't for the cattle and horses I work with each and every day. This is the life I have chosen, and it has Rewarded me greatly. Growing up on the farm was The greatest opportunity a person could have. Living In Gods country, being taught morals, ethics, and Hard Work.
Just a Dog
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog." just smile, because they "just don't understand."
Author: Richard Biby