Thursday, February 12, 2009

Everybody Wants a Pug

everyone wants a pug but nobody wants to take care of one



But nobody wants to take care of one...

14 comments:

megan colleen said...

i don't want a pug. i dont really like pugs. why? because i'm an asthmatic and I cannot comprehend the draw of having a dog who can't breathe. ugh.

water_bearer said...

I don't want a Pug either. Never had. Like my ex used to say, "Who the hell wants a dog that looks like a bug?"

water_bearer said...

had = have

muttpuppiesontrial said...

I wouldn't really like one either. I once knew somebody who had two. They were fat, they huffed and puffed like a freight train going uphill, they humped my leg, and when I sat down at the table, one managed to leap into my lap and start licking my face. I know it's not the dogs' fault they were raised with shitty manners, but you can imagine my experiences were a bit scarring.

Everyone wants a pug... (etc) was the title of the comic. LOL. Not a personal sentiment!

Ellen said...

Awww, I have a pug. Frankie did have to have her nostrils widened a bit, but other than that she's healthy and happy! She has passed the CGC test and is now a therapy dog and brings joy to everyone she meets at OHSU Hospital in Portland, OR.

thus-sung said...

I'm not a fan of the way they look, or the breathing issues. Pugs overall are not the breed for me.

Of course, I have a huge crush on great danes, and pugs are practically the opposite.

muttpuppiesontrial said...

Ellen: I love that her name is Frankie! She sounds much sweeter than the two pugs I knew, I'll give her that. ;)

Ellen said...

Thanks, Muttpuppies. :)

Pugs, in general, are very easy-going dogs. They get along well with most everyone. I do think they suffer from 'small dog syndrome'. Because they are easy to control, people don't bother to do any training with them. We took a Rally-o class a while back and several people commented that they didn't think pugs were that smart! (Yay for clicker training!!)

Anyway, while I agree that back yard breeding has not done pugs any favors, in general they are hardy, healthy little dogs that require minimal maintenance. We only wash her wrinkle when we bathe her every two weeks prior to our hospital visits. The rest is the same as any other dog.

I read your blog often, and hopefully you'll have a good pug experience sometime in the future! LOL!

Juliann said...

Pugs are my favorite dogs. I just have a soft spot for them.
I'm on my second pug, whom I adopted from Genesis Pet Rescue in Illinois. My first dog was from a private breeder, I know in retrospect I shouldn't have supported that, but at the time it seemed okay. I got to inspect the premises and the few dogs they had were very loved and treated like members of the family. That pug lived 'til he was 10.
They can be healthy in body if kept at a healthy weight. They are prone to overweight, so need to be kept on diets. Our female is actually quite athletic and enjoys modest walks.
Yes, they get ear infections. We clean the ears often and treat with Panalog when needed.
I'll never buy from a breeder again, and I always see a pug or two in my future. I'll get my pugs from a rescue. If everyone did rescue for their own favorite breed, or at least donate occasionally to a rescue for a favorite breed, the world would be a better place.

muttpuppiesontrial said...

Ellen: LOL, I hope so too!

I see what you mean. I'm not sure the pugs I knew were taught more than a couple basic obedience commands, and now I realize it was probably just because they were so laidback and good-natured and never up to mischief. When they weren't terrorizing innocent houseguests, that is. I'm not sure if either suffered any health problems (though one was seriously obese...).

Jill said...

My pug just passed away. She was like my child, a part of my family. Yes, they snore, have no noses, and have a lot of medical problems as I learned. But she was worth it all. You can't beat a pug's personality, and you won't find that out until you have one. I will definetly be getting another pug in the near future, but she will never fully replace the one I have lost.

Jill said...

My pug just passed away. She was the sweetest thing with the best personality. Sure she had back problems and snorted a lot, but trust me, it was worth it. Once you have one, you become attached.It becomes a part of your family, like it's your child. I've never had a dog like that before.Also, and I am definetly going to adopt another pug.

Lo Ling said...

I LOVE PUGS =)

Katya said...

Pugs are difinitly cute!!!
Stop leaveing mean comments!!!
Their breathing problems are just part of their health!!!!!!!
Your Welcome Pugs for sticking up for you!!!