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Thread: I Temporarily Want a Pug!

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    We were at the beach the other day, and this couple comes walking along with their wee pug.

    The dog sees our daughter and freezes on the spot. I can see his little body wriggling with anticipation. As his owners walked passed he used the opportunity to race over to our girl for kid pats and cuddles.

    Was not interested in the adults at all but he was clearly a total kid lover.

    Then the owners came back and got him and as the walked away he was looking over his shoulder (as best he could without a neck LOL) at our kid, then about 100 metres down the road he turned and sped back to my kid, almost leaping into her arms with excitement.

    It was so cute, he was just adorable. I want one just like him LOL

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    I love pugs, such clowns. And those faces are to die for.

    Although as usual I'm going to be the stick in the mud and say that it sounds badly trained, no dog should run up to and jump on strangers.
    It might sound cute with a small dog, but they should have the same manners as every other breed. Bet it would be less cute if it were an 80kg Great Dane trying to jump into her arms.

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    Sorry CL but ..........YES .......... those faces are to die for,love pugs and all the brachy breeds as far as looks go, and their characters too, but just last week my daughters Frenchie died almost without warning, they had accepted her rough breathing as part of her breed, she died from a known problem associated with her facial structure when her trachea collapsed and she could not breathe.

    Lala, if you are ever tempted to buy a brachy breed just try to find one with a slighly longer nose, they can be short but not almost non existant, this goes for all those type of breeds

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    Funnily enough in our puppy classes last week was a gorgeous pug puppy called Percy, who has a nose, quite long for a pug. The owner said he was pure. it was a beautiful little pug and adorable
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    Obviously he wasn't obediant, but I think he saw our daughter and his ears just went out the window...what a gorgous little man he was. I could have stolen him right from under them.

    MM, we already have a brachy breed on our list (a bulldog no less), my OH has wanted one for a very long time (maybe coz he is British lol). We will not b getting one for quite some time though, but we hav been researching the breed for about 10 years now so we are well prepared when we do get one lol.

    While I think pugs are just gorgeous, they aren't on my list...well at least they werent until I saw the gorgeous little man at the beach lol. I have seen dogs that love kids before but nothing like this little guy. He made me go all smooshy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    Sorry CL but ..........YES .......... those faces are to die for,love pugs and all the brachy breeds as far as looks go, and their characters too, but just last week my daughters Frenchie died almost without warning, they had accepted her rough breathing as part of her breed, she died from a known problem associated with her facial structure when her trachea collapsed and she could not breathe.
    Sorry to hear about your daughters dog, very sad indeed.

    Lala, if you are ever tempted to buy a brachy breed just try to find one with a slighly longer nose, they can be short but not almost non existant, this goes for all those type of breeds
    Yes I agree totally 7 you can find them even among the papered dogs, I know of a reg pug breeder trying to breed for healthier face type.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Oh how awful minibull I'm so sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minibulls mum View Post
    Sorry CL but ..........YES .......... those faces are to die for,love pugs and all the brachy breeds as far as looks go, and their characters too, but just last week my daughters Frenchie died almost without warning, they had accepted her rough breathing as part of her breed, she died from a known problem associated with her facial structure when her trachea collapsed and she could not breathe.

    Lala, if you are ever tempted to buy a brachy breed just try to find one with a slighly longer nose, they can be short but not almost non existant, this goes for all those type of breeds
    I have had 4 pugs and it really worries me how popular they are because so many people buy them and really have no idea about the breed and their health problems. It's not just the respiratory problems, it's also the eye problems due to their large eyes. Three of my pugs have had eye problems, mind you, all three were rescues, but one was completely blind! They are also prone to luxating patella if you don't keep their weight under control. This is easier said than done because they are very food aggressive and look at you with those big brown eyes at meals times. They also shed hair (badly) and I cannot tell you how many people I know in pug rescue that give this as the reason for pugs being handed in.

    The flip side of this is that pugs are probably the best natured dog you can find. They are gentle little comedians who are never going to bite anyone or have the neighbours complaining about their barking! Linda

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