No need to be so mean and patronising
She could well just be young and genuinely not sure after being given some very bad advice.
PV is getting very cynical of late....
No cropping. Please.
And it really does sound as if your boyfriend's aunt is not somebody you should approach for advice about pugs.
There's plenty of folk here who will be happy to give you advice so please tell us more about you and your pug.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
I agree with everyone here. There is no cropping of any kind with the Pug breed. They are suppose to have curly tails and nice button ears. Please do not crop any part of your Pug. The breed standard does not call for it and it would just not look good (appearance wise) if a Pug has any part of him or her cropped. If you would like to more information about the breed or just general information on Pugs ask any of the members here or Google search it. The only breeds I can think of that would, should, or could be cropped are Doberman Pinschers, Miniature Pinschers, Great Danes (except for the tail), Rottweilers (tail only), Schnauzers (standard, miniature, and giant), and German Pinschers.
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I have to agree... It worries me that on someone's first post, people are already throwing out the 'T' word. Not everyone is as knowledgable about pugs as we are. Can't we give Candy a chance here? It's possible that she just plain doesn't know much about the breed and is trying to learn more which should be encouraged, shouldn't it?
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Well... remember back in the day (over 100 years ago) they did crop the pugs ears because it made the wrinkles look more *intense* or so is what the books say... but we have Queen Victoria to thank for letting that practice DIE.
Thank you QUEEN VICKIE!!! I can't imagine what Aine would look like with no button ears!
My MIL always gets pugs and boston terriers mixed up...maybe she is thinking of that breed...although, I'm not an expert on boston terriers...are they born with the short tail or is it cropped?
Part of the appeal of a pug is a curled tail. Its part of what makes them a pug.
Hope you got the information you needed, welcome to PV.
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At the Rainbow Bridge, Chloe, my spunky rat terrier and Buddy, our loveable pitbull.
Honestly, why is cropping another breed's tail acceptable but not pugs? Not that I'm advocating tail cropping--I wouldn't crop no matter what the breed. And I get the point of it--breed standard and all that. But it's just something to think about. I suppose I'm probably preaching to the choir here.
The proponents of docking say that in the breeds which are traditionally docked the tail is very prone to damage especially in a working dog, which is why the docking is done to puppies to save them pain and suffering later.
Bella, mummy to Snifter and Toddy!
I have to agree about docking tails, I used to have 2 silky terriers whose tails weren't docked and their tails were curly and had beautiful long hair that hung over their backs. I do wish however that people would remove the dew claws. They don't get worn down and are so sharp and can get caught and ripped off.
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