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post #11 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 08:11 PM
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I am a Sheltie Fan, through and through. You need lots of energy for them though.

We have four pugs(Molly, Timmy, Lily, Blinky). They are really, surprisingly athletic. They are not fragile and require exercise to keep from being overweight.

They have great temperaments and just love being

They do shed a lot. If you have light furnature, do not get a black pug.

Bulldogs were bred to be strong willed and to be a more dominant type dog. I've never had one, but I've heard some bad things about them. Out of all the pugs we have owned, none have been aggressive, none have been "stupid"(Timmy is a little stiff and stubborn).

They are just great little dogs and the only ones that I would buy as a puppy.

The only reason they have respitory issues is because of their short noses. When selecting, if you want to have something to run with you on the farm, pick one with a slightly longer nose. It doesn't even have to be much, and they aren't going to lose the "pug look".

Because of the noses, you will have to put up with lots of snorts, hacks, and snoring.

Yes they are prone to eye issues. If one of your labradors bites your pug(even in play. pugs are rough and tumble) and hits the eye, act very quickly and get him to the vet. Two of our pugs(Timmy and Lily) got bit by other long nosed dogs, and are blind in one eye. Blinky was born mostly blind.

Pugs have the cutest little run when they get excited. They will tuck their tails and scoot ninety miles an our.

Our pugs are farm pugs. They run in the fields after the tractor, they follow us everywhere. They are very active little dogs, and love enteraction and activity. They are not fragile, but you have to keep an eye on them in extreme heat.

I love pugs.
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post #12 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 09:19 PM
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We have one and he is just a handful...I don't know if all of them
are like he is, but he can be very dominant and VERY HARD
to control at times! :p

Aww, I like pugs, you might want to consider a female though,
the males tend to....hump....everything, LOL! But Boston Terriers
are nice also, I love em'! :p

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #13 of 16 Old 08-22-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Well my husband is actually liking the idea of a CKC, so we might go that route. My aunt has a pug, willie, or willdo as I lovingly call him.

Here he is enjoying auntie Bobbi's water park:

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post #14 of 16 Old 08-23-2008, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
BASENJIS!!!! they dont bark they howl
ohh i hear they can get agressive, and they can jump over really high walls and escape so you have to have like an 8 ft wall so they can't get out

if someone 'gives their two cents' when its just a penny for their thoughts..where does that extra penny go?
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post #15 of 16 Old 08-23-2008, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Salty_alydaR
Originally Posted by Gingerrrrr
BASENJIS!!!! they dont bark they howl
ohh i hear they can get agressive, and they can jump over really high walls and escape so you have to have like an 8 ft wall so they can't get out
i know ive had one. he was only aggressive when eating and sleeping. we had to get rid of him. :(
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-23-2008, 01:50 PM
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The thing is... I would never suggest getting a dog from a pet store or a big-time breeder. If you MUST get one from a breeder, get one from a PRIVATE breeder. That way you can know EXACTLY where the dog came from. Don't get one that has "show" qualities, because they're the ones that most often have health problems, as well as temperamental issues.

Most dogs from shelters are actually calmer, kinder, and gentler than dogs from breeders. All of our dogs growing up either came from shelters or strait from the streets.

If you get one that's a puppy, you shouldn't have much trouble either way, except for perhaps health problems.
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