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    i'm lovng the Japanese chin but again partner would probably not like the shedding factor. Now looking at bulldogs - any suggestions on types? They might fit the low activity low shedding factors, I like the look of the French bulldog a little more petite than a full British bulldog.

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    King Charles Cavalier make great companion dogs but they do have alot hair. The pug sounds like a good idea.

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    Do pug make a lot of noise snorting and snuffling/snoring or really only if they are too fat? Other question = are there smaller bulldogs?
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    I ve read that bad breeding can cause alot of health issues with pugs so you'd need to find a good breeder with top dogs. Mojo is a giant pug (bullmastiff) and thier smoodgy faces mean the snore like troopers. Messy eaters too LOL.
    The ones i've met have been noisey little buggers too.....hypo yappers into everything.

    My friends king charles snoozes allday long and is a very snuggly lap dog. She does need a bit of clipping done during the hot summer though.


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    yes I think the pug would be too noisy, maybe a small bulldog is that possible? does anyone know anything about miniature English bulldogs (proper pure breed not pug mix) and whether they are available in SA?
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    Cavaliers are great for your situation, but they do shed a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    Cavaliers are great for your situation, but they do shed a lot.
    Yeah partner hates dog hair, cant get anything that sheds. Thinking along the lines of a purebred miniature English bulldog but dont' know how available they are in SA or even Australia.

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    You may have to wait up to a year or more to get a pup with all of the planning and time that goes into having litters. I would try and contact some breeders and see if there is any litters coming up. I would think most breeders would make them few and far between due to the issues Bulldogs can have having puppies.

    I would also suggest a Cavalier, they are great dogs. You could always use a ferminator on their coat. My two are short haired dogs, I would say Bella's coat would be similar to what a bulldog would have, short and wiry. Sticks in everything, and she does shed a lot for a short coated dog too. Harleys is even worse!

    Apparently with pugs I've heard that black ones shed less than the tan? Not sure how that works though.

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    If you want a dog that doesn't shed - then you must clip it.

    Personally - for your husband - a gold fish might be the go. He seems hard to please.

    So of the ones that are snoozers and need clipping and don't the wild life? Bichon Friese - that's about all I can think of. Poodles are quite high energy. Poodle crosses - may or may not shed depending which parent they take after - do not believe anyone who says you get the best of both breeds from a cross - that's like saying you only have the best traits from both your parents - not likely. I got mum's nice big teeth in dad's too small jaw. And dad's unco ness.

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    A bedlington is another possibility. I have friends who have these on semi rural property without problems. Did have to make sure the fences were secure.

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    I agree that short coats can be worse for shedding than longer ones. Their hairs can be like little needles and will more easily stick into fabric and carpet. It probably also depends on the specific dog.

    If you do choose a breed with a very short nose and/or small head especially, please only buy from a good, recommended breeder. That means you may have to wait a while for your pup.

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