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arlene - 2014-01-28
Hi, i have a chug tht my father rescued from the garbage disposer he brought her to me when she was 3mths old..my daughter named her beauty.. she is very playful and loves my daughter but unfortunately my daughter has asthma and lately beauty been shedding so much hair and im afraid im gonna have to give her away..it breaks my heart because i already have a year with her and i love her so much..so im writing here to see if this is normal for a chug and if anyone has any remedy or suggestons on what to do.. i know my daughters health comes first but when my daughter hears we giving her away she starts to cry my daughter has no siblings so beauty is her best friend.. :(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-28
    She sounds like a great pet, and I would try to alleviate the problem rather than anything else. Because of their heritage they are big shedders. You can't prevent her from shedding but regular grooming can help reduce the amount of hair that falls out. Regularly brush your chug to help remove loose hair. Bathing once a month will help also, but too much bathing can cause dry skin. Still you can use a wet towel and rub your chug's fur. The damp towel will also catch loose hairs.
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28
    thank you clarice..i will do that.
  • arlene - 2014-01-28
    Thank you clarice, I will do that.. so chugs are big shedders..ohno!!! :'(
  • Alana - 2014-03-27
    Hi Arlene. Before you get rid of your beloved dog, know that it is normal for Pugwawas to be shedders. They lose hair frequently, but if you brush them daily and wash them once every 2 or 3 weeks, they usually are just normal shedders. Do not get rid of your dog; it sounds like your daughter needs her in her life. Best of luck to you, Alana.
  • Barbara Maycott cash - 2014-06-27
    Use flax seed oil. In her food. The SHEDDING WILL STOP. I HAVE AN ENGLISH BULLDOG. HER SHEDDING HAS subsided tremendously. Get it at walmart in the vitamin Area. It's a green bottle. It's only $6 .. In two weeks you'll see a HUGE DIFFERENCE.
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Lisa - 2014-06-27
I rescued my long hair from a yard with 18 hunting dogs one night. A little blur of red fur was all I saw at first until I looked down between my feet and the most soulful eyes were looking back at me. I called him Squeaky as he makes the smallest squeak you have ever heard. 3 years later he is happy and healthy. My other rescue is a 14 yr old pug Buddhabear that Squeaky is terminally protective of. Squeaky loves all animals and people. The most social loving kid with paws you will ever meet.

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sarah - 2014-06-27
I have a one year old long hair Chihuahua. His name is bruiser. Him and my 14 year old cat are buddies. The cat does not like other animals but she likes him. He has a lot of energy. He likes kids and other dogs and people. He thinks that everyone needs to pet him when we go for a walk. He does bark if he hears a noises. Sleeps under the blanket cuddled up next to my leg.

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gaydion ferris - 2014-06-20
My pitbull is the greatest dog.

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David Bjorge - 2014-06-20
I just lost my little buddy ( Hoss ) three weeks ago. He was very smart and never barked. He didn't care for people much, but he loved other dogs. He was eleven years old. I miss him very very much!

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betsy kiner - 2014-06-17
My sister gave me her chug, he is the sweetest dog I have ever owned but he is afraid of storms how do I get him over his fear?

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Jason - 2014-06-15
My ACD keeps running away and I'm not sure what to do. I'm pretty sure she needs more excircise. Also she has become very aggressive towards my nieghboors and turning my other dog aggressive. What age does an ACD mellow out?????

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-06-27
    I'm not sure they do mellow out. They were bred as work dogs for herding and they do best if they have a 'job' to do. From what I've heard about them, if they don't have a job or get plenty of exercise everyday, they can begin to display disruptive behaviors. Sounds like your guy needs more activities, which will keep both him and you happy.
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catriona allan - 2014-06-13
I have just given a home to a 2year old male Beagle (Watson) he has to be the the most loving dog, I live in the south of france and the beagle is much sought after as a hunting dog

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Lynn - 2014-06-12
We adopted our beagle, Shiloh, 7 years ago from the Humane Society when he was about a year old. He was a tough puppy for the first year and a half between the pooping and peeing in the house and the chewing. Once we got his food right and he outgrew the chewing, we could truly enjoy him. Although he's an Alpha, he is such a mommies' boy. He's extremely intelligent, sweet and tough. If thunder startles him he barks at it almost to have the last word. He loves kids, loves spending time with his canine and surprisingly feline pals at doggie daycare, but his most favorite is cuddling with us at the end of the day. Beagles are the best!'

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Anonymous - 2009-12-21
Our long-hair chihuahua is almost two years old and such a sweetheart. She gets along great with our relatives' small dogs and at home with our 13 year old cat. Its so cute to watch the cat and dog play tag around the house (although the chihuahua knows the cat is the alpha pet). She still has potty-training accidents during bad weather, but otherwise is very behaved. Unlike most of her breed, she rarely barks and rather lick people then bite/growl. Chihuahua's have a very bad rap for being yappy and ill-tempered dogs but not all of them act that way.

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  • Erika - 2010-03-23
    i have a 1 year old long haired chi and she is the sweetest dog. She also never ever barks and loves to lick people. I thought my Peanut ( that's her name cause she is only 3 lbs) only did that. As far as potty training goes, she is too little to go outside in the snow so I have placed a small pan with a piddle pad in it in the corner of my bathroom and she goes in there. She also goes outside when its nice out, but I found this to work great for chi's that are so small.
  • emily - 2010-05-17
    Is he cute?
  • Maryanne Porter - 2013-02-09
    I have 2 long hair chihuahuas and they are so wonderful. I was given the first one from my daughter and he was so shy and scared of everyone and everything. He was 2 now he is about 7 and so happy, he is awesome to watch run he looks so proud. He does still have a bit of an attitude, always afraid of others around his food but just growls and complains. My little girl is almost 3 and so different I had her from about 2 months. She is happy and very friendly but barks because the male does when someone comes around. But she always wants to greet people and get some attention. I love this breed they are so cute and stuck to me like glue.
  • fulton7876 - 2014-06-12
    I have a 5 year old chuchua her name is Lucy and she doesn't bark and is so sweet and lovable. She is short hair breed but doesn't shed much and she is great with most people. Only time she bites is if she thinks one of us is being hurt.
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