Hi! Welcome to Erisse. We are a family run hobby breeder of Chinese Cresteds. We are active in AKC showing, plus AKC performance. We compete with our Chinese Cresteds, occasionally with Miniature Poodles, and a couple of Border Collies. We are members of the Greater Kingsport Kennel Club, where Michelle served as the 2nd Vice President for 2020-2021, again for 2021-2022, and is serving on the Board from 2022-2024. Michelle is, also, a member of the American Chinese Crested Club, the Chinese Crested Club of Nashville, and the Border Collie Societ of America, as well as being an AKC CGC Evaluator and an approved AKC Fit Dog Level 1 Instructor.
Erisse began because we believe that responsible breeders are needed to preserve our purebreds. Having grown up with purebred dogs and done 20yrs of animal rescue, focusing primarily on the herding and toy breeds, we have seen firsthand what can happen. Not to mention, we, ourselves, have felt the pain of losing beloved pets, who came from bad breeding practices, at an early age. We don't want to see our purebreds ruined by puppy millers and/or backyard breeders, so we strive to go above and beyond. Our dogs are raised indoors as part of the family. Each dog is health tested prior to breeding. Health testing is viewable through the OFA website or upon request. After the pups are born, we watch them extremely close to learn their individual personalities and test them with many different items and situations, in order to make sure they grow up to be well-rounded and can succeed in their future homes. We will not breed a dog that does not benefit our breeding program, which is to preserve our beloved purebreds.
Because we are very active with competing, we only breed when we are looking for our next competitor, so litters are very limited. We strive for the dogs that can do it all, whether it is excelling in conformation, performance events, or as a beloved family member. We do push to place the right pup with the right family, so when contacting us, please be completely honest in the type of home you can provide and what you are looking for. We want you set up for complete success, even if this means referring you to another breeder. Thank you for trusting us to help you with this lifetime commitment.
Typically, we have a waiting list for our upcoming litters. If you would like to be considered for a future Erisse pup, do not hesitate to contact us.