it does seem to me that your gf's pug might benefit from a reduction in groceries and a gradual training program to improve his fitness. That would help with the weight and by extension the couch potatoness (who wants to exercise when they're fat?) and the breathing. If you want to play fetch with a dog, you could teach the pug how and take the first step.
If the breathing is really a problem, he may need to have his palate shortened and his nostrils opened surgically - a vet with experience with brachycephalic breeds (flat nosed) can tell you if that is necessary.
For the shedding.... furminator (or cheaper knock-off) FOR HIM, LINT ROLLER OR SCHTICKY FOR YOU. Sorry Wally just hit capslock.
We had said we would never get a pug, then we git our mix Wally, who is very puggy, and started to fall in love. Then we got Leto, who sealed our fates. We are pugged. If you are able to develop a more Zen attitude towards the snoring and the shedding and the farting, There is nothing in the world like pug love.
Heather, Mommy to skinkid Toby and furkids Sir Wally of Pugzu and Duke Leto Prancypants the Fragrant.
Also Mom to Just Dakota the Canadian X and Auntie to Radar the Paint; Seed Shoveler Extraordinaire to rescue budgies Spud, Minty, and Wendy.
Main squeeze of high school sweetie Scot.
CoolGuy doesn't sound so cool to me.
My WinniePoo sheds enough to make a fur rug every day! She plays fetch better than most dogs (can't get enough of it). She never overheats here in Colorado (at 7200 feet elevation!!) and she looooves attention. She follows me around the house and likes to sit at my feet (when she' not on my lap) - and I love every bit of it!! I wouldn't trade Winnie for any other dog or any amount of money. You, mister "CoolGuy" need to get a clue and appreciate your girlfirend's Pug - or she just might replace YOU!! (If she has a clue).
I believe the question should be "How could anyone NOT want a Pug"? Incidentally, I am an adult male, Harley rider, 4x4 pick-up driver, gun enthusiast, and Pug lover - who itsn't afraid to tell everyone about his awesome Pug! ....And my friends think I'm pretty cool!
Call me WinniePoo, Winston, Silly, Silliness, Peanut head, Chubby, ChubbyGirl, WinniePug, WinstonPoo....
Alright alright geez. No need to be hostile. Not EVERYONE is as crazy and enthusiastic about pugs, for the record. Believe it or not...and this is just between you and me...some people actually prefer cats over dogs! GASP! Get over it! So shoot me for being skeptical about pugs. But I am trying to appreciate them more. I want one actually, I just don't want the shedding.
I'm entitled to my opinions too and do not appreciate the bashing.
Last edited by Coolguy; 02-22-2012 at 05:17 PM.
Keep the pug by all means and get rid of the complaining jerk bf.
YOU have to expect some issue if you come to a board that is passionate about the breed.
yes pugs do loose hair and plenty of it........to be honest
if you have something to raise about pugs in general find somewhere else on the net to say it..
but a board where pugs are loved by all of us............you should expect it...
would happen to anyone if they did this on the board...
A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........
Our shedding solution: Wood floors, vinyl furniture, dust mop, damp sponge and lint brush. Pet ownership is *just like* having kids. There're some compromises to be made.
I hear some say that pugs are perfect for families with kids and other sites I read say that pugs don't distinguish between children/infants and other people so they can be rough with them and sometimes even dangerous. Which is it for most of you pug owners with children? Are pugs known to leap on them and scratch them? I don't know anything about pugs. My only experience is with my gf's pug who is old (8 years old) and doesn't do much (She also has back issues apparently which would explain that). I've never encountered other pugs.
(On another note, I truly apologize for my stupid offensive remarks and wish to learn more about pugs)
Pugs as with most small dogs will jump up on people or kids unless trained to not do so. Pug puppies are full of energy and LOVE,LOVE, LOVE. It isn't until they are a few yrs old that they settle down into adulthood. Pug puppies are high energy and they do the craziest Daytona 500 runs you will ever experience which I believe we pug owners call the Pugtona!.
They are your little shadows and will stick to their human like velcro. Can be stubborn at housebreaking, but once you own your pug, that will be it, forever. I know, I have 2 now and can't imagine being without them. They are class clowns and make me smile and laugh all the time. They are both under 1 yr old, so it is quite fun as well as frustrating at times, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
They are also tough little buggers and they look it as well. A big dog in a small dogs body. Nothing feminine about these characters. Very cool dogs!!
Last edited by sugarskullz; 02-22-2012 at 08:20 PM.
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