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How many pug people here?

We have 6 pug dogs. 5 rescues and 2 show dogs. One of the rescues is a show dog and a champion in the AKC and UKC. The non-rescue show dog is a champion in the UKC and working on his points in the AKC.
post #2 of 46
everyone at my work has pugs...they grow on you after a while lol. I like the black ones, they're kinda fiery.
post #3 of 46
I have a pug.
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I love pugs! I want one. Pictures, please!
post #5 of 46
DJ and Herbie B.I.G. have some pugs. They should post more pictures of them in here.

One of my sister's friends has a pug named Sushi, and she is the fattest, roundest, pickle-barrelist pug I've ever seen.

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post #6 of 46
Picture of Sushi PLEASE!!!
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We have 6 pug dogs. 5 rescues and 2 show dogs.



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Pictures, please!

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Top, Harmony, Mady and Sebastian.

Bottom, Samson.
post #9 of 46
PUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #10 of 46
So cute!
post #11 of 46
My boyfriend's family has a pug. She's very afraid of nearly everything. It's so bad that I think she must have been abused or something by her previous owners. Or, do pugs sometimes have a tendency to be really anxious, needy, and frightened (more than a normal domestic dog)?
post #12 of 46
Sorry I didn't reply to your PM about Pugs, Falconbrother! I put it aside to reply to later before school one day, and I forgot about it until now!


Anyway, I have a Pug named Frank the Pug after the Pug from Men in Black. I should have named mine Percy after the Pug from Pocahontas, but it was just kind of a joke that stuck. Before we got a Pug, my mom and I always said we'd name it after the one from Men in Black. He's AKC registered, and I was going to show him when I got him, but then we found out he had an undescended testicle and would have to be neutered, which we didn't know about from the previous owner. The previous owner got him for just under $3,000 from a pet store, so I assume he's from a puppy mill and that's why he has the health issues with needing to be neutered, as well as impacted teeth.

I love Pugs, I had been researching them since I was seven, because my mom always said if we ever got a dog, it would be a Pug. When I was twelve, the research ended up paying off because I was able to get Frank from an owner that was really picky about where he went. She was asking for $200 for him, and I called and asked if we could have him for $150. She was very particular about who got him, and had interviewed a lot of people already, and seen people interact with him, but she wouldn't give him to any of them. She had just had a baby and I believe gotten divorced, and her family just couldn't take care of him fully, so she wanted to find him a good home but didn't want to give him to a shelter or rescue. So I called her, and she asked me a lot of questions about pugs, specific things about the different health issues, and everyday things like care and nutrition and walking and training, and she said we could come over. My mom and I went and then she watched the way we interacted with him, and then she decided that we could have him, and she also gave us a huge dog crate, a large crate full of dog food, another crate of milk bones, another of assorted treats, and some more pug books, his blankets and pillows, all that stuff, for free, which would've probably costed the $150 alone.

He's really a great dog, I've had no problems with him at all. He doesn't chew anything he's not supposed to (with the exception of a stuffed animal that my brothers accidentally mix up in Frank's toy bucket, but Frank probably just thinks its his now and doesn't mean to be bad), he doesn't wake me up early or anything, he's good with cats (most of the time, although he does chase her playfully, but just to lick and sniff her), he doesn't get into food, he learns quickly, and he doesn't bark. I love the character of Pugs, too, the way they're so friendly and happy all the time! We've gotten another dog that isn't a Pug, and almost regretted it at first because we're used to Frank being perfect, while our new dog is going through puppy stages of trying to chew shoes or eat our food But luckily Frank gets along with all dogs, he loves his girlfriend and he at least seems to be a good influence on her. Our non-Pug has a habit of running down the street sometimes when we open the door and she's full of energy, and he runs after her, nips her ear and kind of yips at her, and then runs back home to us to try to get her to start running back, it's adorable.
post #13 of 46
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Our rescue show dog is named Frank also. His name was Franz but, he never responded to that. We started calling him Frank and he immediately answered to that. He was an AKC champion when we got him and he has earned his UKC championship since then. He is a sweet boy with a big head, stocky legs and a darker coat.

We have volunteered with a multi-state Pug Rescue organization for many years. It can rip your heart out. There are very many bad "puppy mill" breeders out there. We recommend that people don't buy animals from pet stores because it supports a horrible practice. The animals used to breed are horribly abused and over bred. They live in horrendous circumstances and are shown no compassion whatsoever. All puppy mill people should go straight to jail.

We fostered and adopted a couple of pugs from puppy mills. The worst case was a dog we named Fortune. She came to us a full grown female pug that weighed 6 pounds. She had mange so bad her skin was black and she had no fur. She was depressed as heck. But, she had the prettiest eyes I have ever seen on a pug. When she came to live with us I was heart broken and couldn't adopt her out. It was a "foster failure".

In the puppy mill they bred her till her tits were draggin the ground. To feed the dogs they would throw out a bag of food and let the dogs fight for it. So, she was scrappy. We called her Scrappy-Do. But, with us she was incredibly loving. We got her healthy and she lived 8 years. She slept with us in the bed. You may have guessed by now that we have several dogs in the bed. But, we have a California king so, it's a huge bed.

Anyway, her last day was a good one. It was a Saturday. It was the spring of the year and the weather was perfect. I decided to paint the outdoor metal furniture. It was a dark green color and Fortune stayed outside with me all day. She walk around, sniffed, relaxed in the grass and just had a nice, peaceful day. That night she began to have trouble walking. By the wee hours of the morning she was in a real crisis. We scooped her up and took her to the emergency vet. Her body was basically frozen and she couldn't focus her eyes. The vet said that she was old and and that there was nothing we could do.

She had a good life with us. I remember when the depressed dog that had never known kindness began to discover that there was more to life, that she was loved. I remember how big her eyes got when we gave her her own bowl of food for the first time. How wonderful she thought that was. Sometimes when she was real happy she would bounce on her front paws and form her mouth into a whistle shape, poke her head way up, and howl. We would laugh and she would smile.

Life is impermanent. This "obvious" fact was a big discovery for the Buddha. Rescuing pug dogs has taught me to embrace this reality.
post #14 of 46
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My boyfriend's family has a pug. She's very afraid of nearly everything. It's so bad that I think she must have been abused or something by her previous owners. Or, do pugs sometimes have a tendency to be really anxious, needy, and frightened (more than a normal domestic dog)?

Pugs can be emotionally high maintenance. They are very smart. What I have observed is that pugs are resilient. They can come from bad circumstances but, in a loving home will become fun loving dogs. But, they seem to never fully forget a bad history. The dog I described, Fortune, never fully recovered from her years in the puppy mill. Sure, she learned that she was part of our family and that we could be trusted. But, she was defensive of her food bowl and would fight any dog that came near when she was eating. If she started some sh!t and attacked a big dog and they pinned her to the ground she would stress out and have a seizure. The vet said that it was emotional overload caused by her bad experiences at the puppy mill. She thought she would be killed. We would pick her up, hold her and talk soft to her and she would snap out of it.
post #15 of 46
What do you do when they have reverse breathing? I've heard that there's no way to stop it but to wait a few seconds until it goes away, but I've also heard some people say that if you kind of pet or press their chest a certain way during reverse breathing attacks, they'll stop, though with Frank, nothing seems to help, he just gets them for a minute or so and then they go away.
post #16 of 46
My pug is getting older. He will be 9 in March. He used to be all black, but he's got quite a bit of white on him, now. I will try to post a picture...
post #17 of 46
Whoa, how did I miss this thread?!

I've got a pug (Nester), and a pug/boston (Fiona).




post #18 of 46
^^
post #19 of 46
Black pugs just aren't as photogenic.
post #20 of 46
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Herbivorous,

beautiful dogs! Obviously I love pugs. I love the Bostons too.
post #21 of 46
This is the picture I took of Frank that he won Pug of the Month for in October 2008

post #22 of 46
^ Aww, pug of the month. Cute.

I really like the black pugs.

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We have volunteered with a multi-state Pug Rescue organization for many years.

Good for you.
post #23 of 46
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Frank has that soft fur.. I can just tell by looking. I'll bet he is a mess..in a good way.
post #24 of 46
PUGS! <3

I love them
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post #28 of 46
How bad are pugs with people with animal allergies?
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post #29 of 46
Silly puggy!
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