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Old 10-02-2010, 09:25 PM   #21
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Congrats on the new puppies Brewer!

DW and I really wish we could have a dog. Right now, we can't because of the rules of our apartment in Japan, and the cost to move to a place that would allow them, just for the two years we have left until moving back to the states does not make any financial sense.

By the way, anyone here have a Pug, a Puggle, or a Boston Terrier? These are the breeds we are looking at for a smallish house dog. What is your experience with them, and would you recommend them? (note, I don't want to post this on the Pug forum cuz I know the answer I would get would be a bit skewed).

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We've got 2 pugs (black) and a chihuahua. At 4 years old the pugs have been a blast. They're sisters from the same litter, puppy farm rescues. Incredibly great personalities, and far more active and playful than I expected. Actually a little rambunctious, but could probably be trained better by more persistant owners. We've had a few medical issues, more because of the puppy farm than the breed, but I've heard they can have some problems when they get older. But truthfully, even though I never would have wanted pugs (DW's choice), I like them better than any other dog we've ever had. Got one laying on my lap as I type.
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #22
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I don't have a furry friend at the moment, and I sure do miss it...sniff, sniff. Pets bring so much pleasure and company.
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My SIL has four pugs, one golden retriever and a cat.

The pugs are sweet and I get tickled just by looking at their faces. She has three fawn colored pugs and one black pug. For short-haired dogs, they shed a lot...and I mean a lot.

Here's 'Frank'.....
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Nice pups Brewer. I had a beagle when I was a kid, and we always had beagle puppies running around the house. A friend has an old golden retriever and is going to get a pup also. Its good to see your old guy perking up with his new buddies.
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Just dug out an old picture of our last puppy (now seven). This was taken when she was 6 months old.

She will be our last puppy (thank goodness) since we've done Sheltie rescue work (per my user ID) and have adopted three since that time as adults (much easier )...

BTW, my avatar is our latest rescue (that's what they look like when they grow up)...
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We've got 2 pugs (black) and a chihuahua. At 4 years old the pugs have been a blast. They're sisters from the same litter, puppy farm rescues. Incredibly great personalities, and far more active and playful than I expected. Actually a little rambunctious, but could probably be trained better by more persistant owners. We've had a few medical issues, more because of the puppy farm than the breed, but I've heard they can have some problems when they get older. But truthfully, even though I never would have wanted pugs (DW's choice), I like them better than any other dog we've ever had. Got one laying on my lap as I type.
Ah, but will they let you take pictures of them with a pancake on their heads?
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New pups are so cute. We lost our 15-year-old beagle last Thanksgiving. My DH is looking for a new beagle; they're his favorite dog. Last summer we adopted a 5-year-old male golden retriever; he's our first male dog in 40 years. He's the best ever! We also have a 2-year-old pitbull. Technically, she's our son's dog but she's very attached to DH and me. If DH doesn't find his beagle soon, I'm tempted to adopt another golden.
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For short-haired dogs, they shed a lot...and I mean a lot.
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Ah, but will they let you take pictures of them with a pancake on their heads?
No possible way to get a pancake that close to their mouths without non-cooperative action. There's a reason most pugs are chubby.
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Grats on the new family members. Our 12 yr old yorkie will take a huge chunk of our hearts when he goes.

Amazing how these little lives become so much a part of us as people.
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Grats on the new family members. Our 12 yr old yorkie will take a huge chunk of our hearts when he goes.

Amazing how these little lives become so much a part of us as people.
So true. I'm still pretty torn up about my cat who died a few months ago. He was a wonderful little soul.
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Lovely new pups, Brewer. So glad you decided on two--nice for them to entertain each other and yes, the nose rules. We had a beagle for years named Karma who was a slave to that nose. Enjoy!
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Would I be considered a fetishist when I just love to rub little baby puppy bellies?
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Puppy bellies are pretty dang awesome--heck, even my old doggies bellies can be very nice! I love to foster the little ones, not only are they tons of fun, but they usually don't last long and we can cycle them out of the house faster than adult dogs.
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My SIL is getting one of from this litter - trying to talk DW into one



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Rambler:

I grew up with Boston Terriers, and they are wonderful dogs. After a 30 year hiatus (when we had a couple of labs and a Vizsla), we got another Boston. We affectionately call her our Boston Terrorist - she is absolutely the alpha. Our English Mastiff, who outweighs her by 173 lbs, is totally ruled by her. Bostons are slightly less prone to respiratory problems (skrunched-in faces don't help breathing), and a little (to a lot) more active than a Pug. Very inteligent and easy to train.
Can't go wrong with either a Pug or a Boston.
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Congrats on the new puppies! My avatar is one of my puppies (135lbs) that found me.
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It should only take about 5 seconds of puppy breath to convince her!
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I don't know. Seems like a medium sized stick would do it.
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