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post #1 of 21 Old 04-03-2012, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Barn Pugs

I think Barn Pugs are a great idea. If I was to walk into a barn and see a Pug sleeping, snoring, balled up on some hay, I would move to that barn..... I've seen alot of cats, but not one Pug. I'm confused, please help.
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-03-2012, 07:17 PM
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Bobby, I'm not sure, but I think pugs in barns are only found in Pugsville.

Can't say I've seen many in barns around these parts. :)

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post #3 of 21 Old 04-03-2012, 07:46 PM
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Bring a pug into a dusty area like a barn or where they would be expected to move fast out of the way, or in places that are hot isn't a good idea. I am related to a pug breeder and they having breathing problems it doesn't matter how well intentioned you are, some are better than others, but a lot of people tend to let pugs get over weight adding the problems.

If the pug is keep in a relatively dust free barn (their eyes bulge out so dust or hay in the eye is really bad and can lead to the lose of an eye or infection), and under supervision or in a safe place, no problem. Pugs come with special needs even when completely healthy.
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post #4 of 21 Old 04-03-2012, 08:35 PM
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Seriously? Seriously??

Pugs are prone to horrific eye injuries, patellar & hip issues, allergies, obesity and are not known for fast reflexes. They would be little fat targets to be stomped, kicked and bitten. Ideas like this are what fill pug rescues to overflowing! I'm as a lifelong pug owner and I really hope your post was a joke.
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post #5 of 21 Old 04-04-2012, 01:38 AM
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Pugs = NOT good barn dogs for the reasons mentioned above.

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post #6 of 21 Old 04-04-2012, 02:26 AM
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When I own my barn, you can bring as many pugs as you'd like, bro.

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post #7 of 21 Old 04-04-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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It warms my pug loving heart to see the replies and general concern for the well being of Pugs. You people are great. I also think sheep herding Pugs would be cool too, but you'll just tell me they'd be trampled, so I'll stick with house Pugs for now Great web site, Hey T!
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post #8 of 21 Old 04-04-2012, 11:36 AM
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What an odd subject.

Why anyone would think a small, snorty, bow legged, flat faced dog with bugged eyes would make a good barn dog, I can't imagine. Livestock and small, slow critters with health issues are not a good combination.

Pugs are cute in a fugly sort of way, but if you want a small dog that's good for the barn, get a Jack Russell Terrorist (not a typo).

Pugs are supposed to be house pets. Let's keep 'em there.
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post #9 of 21 Old 04-04-2012, 11:43 AM
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Good to see you didn't take it hard or anything like that, everyone just cares about the animals not getting hurt. I personal get greeted by a pack of 7 plus any puppies every time I visit family, nothing like taking up a whole couch with most of the dogs on your lap.
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post #10 of 21 Old 04-04-2012, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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BOW LEGGED!! How dare you! Lol. Your right tho, Jacks are great dogs.
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