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Anonymous - 2012-09-14
My little guy 3mo. long haired Chi is positively adorable. Trouble is I think he knows it and pretty much does what he wants when it comes to using my entire house as his toilet. I take him all many many times. He watches the older ones do their business and just scratches and whimpers constantly at the door till I let him in. It seems that he thinks its wrong to go outside to do his business or else he just likes the soft carpet on his butt whichever the case can someone please help me. The older two look at me as if to say what are you gonna do about this mom? I have read and tried just about everything. I watch him like a hawk and when he starts to circle or make some movement like he's ready to go I run him outside. I can sit there with him for a good half hour with no luck. As soon as I bring him in and turn my back he leaves a little gift for me. Please help

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-14
    Many swaear by those wee wee pads.  The dog goes on the wee wee pad inside the house and then you take the wee wee pad outside and it will go on the wee wee pad outside. 
  • Michelle - 2012-11-13
    I have a cat litter box, he doesn't eat the stuff in it. We are still working it out but Chico's getting the idea. I tried the puppy pads he wouldn't even go on them. Michelle
  • Jim - 2012-11-14
    Our spoiled guy will walk around and around before he goes #2(he doesn't do that when he pees). After he's done he will smell it. He does not lick it or eat it like I have read some dogs do. He will come in and just look at us like 'Hey, I did 'something' aren't you going to give me something?' Well we usually give him a treat when he does this.
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Carolyn - 2012-04-08
I have 2 beautiful girls. They are the light of my life. I may want to breed my older Chug but around here they are all related. Is there male out there close? Oklahoma.

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  • Cynthia - 2012-05-08
    Hello Carolyn, I have a male Chug and everyone stops me too. I would love to breed him, but unfortunately I am in Everett, WA. Did you get information breeding 2nd generation Chugs? I am trying to find information on line but can't seam to find any. Let me know!
  • Julia - 2012-05-29
    I am in Dallas and I have a male chug!!
  • Mary Schannen - 2012-07-02
    We just brought home a male chi mix, (from the Animal Shelter) and after doing research - I'm convinced he is pug/chi mix. I too am from Dallas (just NE - Allen). We brought home this sweet little playful, loving boy from the shelter and now I'm discovering that it's considered a designer breed! I'll post pics if I can figure it out (just got here) and hopefully you can give me your opinions. He was a stray - but obviously has lived in a house before and used to being picked up. We think he's 4, - taking him to the vet today.
  • Liz - 2012-11-09
    My chihuahua just had chug puppies 8 weeks ago, two beautiful boys and two girls. Birthing them wasn't easy for her (my moms pug got ahold of her). Mama was a rescue who was badly neglected and ran away when her pups where only 5 weeks old. We hope she comes home. Originally I thought these chubby pups sucked her dry bc she didn't want to feed them in the end. In the meantime I have done my best to play mama duck since I'm home pregnant. They make bedrest bearable and are super easy! They are super smart, independent yet loyal, they snuggle so good and are adventurous in the most adorable way! Every where I go these puppies attract so much attention (my sons says they're chick magnets-lol). These are the smartest puppies I (or anyone) have ever seen by far! They burrow and 'protect' just like a chihuahua without the anxiety or yippyness! They picked up on potty training within 2 days and now they even sit (and I'm no expert dog trainer at all!). They have only had one accident between all of them, I'm amazed by how smart they are! Luckily I found a great home where both boys went together (couldn't keep them all witb a baby coming!) and I've decided to keep the girls;'Thelma' and 'Louise' even though I have so many ppl begging for one! They follow me like ducklings and are so attached to each other, they are great with my teacup chihuahua, kids and cats. Funny thing is I never planned on keeping any but thier personality won me over for life! I'm hooked! I might be interested in breeding them each once in the future, I live in auburn Washington, near Cynthia in Seattle ( if u dont mind waiting for them).I am also curious what a second generation might be like. Plus I have sooo many ppl wanting my girls and since I can't let go of them maybe I can hook them up with a great lifelong companion in the future! Best breed ever!
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Fay McIntyre - 2012-11-04
I have a 12 week old male westie he will be 13 weeks next Tuesday next week I feed him 30g of backers puppy food in the moring and in the eveing I'm I feeding him enough I went away this weekend my wife's mates looked after him he now has worms and has been sick as well and when he poos he has blood In it as well I have given him on worm tablet should I take him to the vets to see if he is ok he is not being his normal self.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-04
    Yes, take him to a vet to make sure everything is ok.  Puppies that age need all the nutrients that they can get and the worms will deplete that.  Better safe then sorry.
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Sandy - 2012-07-04
I have a 14-yr-old Black Lab, Noelle, that I love with my life. She has much gray on her muzzle (& elsewhere) now, but she is just as beautiful as the day we brought her home. She is very loving, affectionate, always striving to please & keeps the household in order reminding the other 3 pets of their place within. She often reminds them that she's 'the boss'. Many years ago my family had a female Black Lab, Misty, that lived almost 13 yrs. She came to live with me while I was on maternity leave until her death. We also had a beautiful, gorgeous female Golden Retriever, Amberlinn, who we lost at 4-1/2 yrs. old when my son was in 5th grade. A year or so after Amberlinn's death, we were so lucky to find the breeder who had Noelle's parents. I missed Amberlinn so desperately; I couldn't believe we had another beautiful little girl Labbie. I am an animal person having been raised with a combination of dogs, birds & fish & I feel that the Labbies truly fill your heart. While I would be very happily in love with many different breeds, there's just something that Labbies do to grab your heart; they are truly my top choice. I cannot imagine never living with a Retriever.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-05
    Yep, you are an animal lover - great.
  • Joana - 2012-10-24
    It could be that she has a short coat. Since Goldens aren't like Poodles or Bichons, whose hair needs to be cut every 4 weeks because it keeps gnwoirg they do not shed their coats there isn't anything you can give her to encourage hair growth. However ..Thyroid disease is very common in Goldens and one of the side effects is a very poor coat. It will be dry and short and sometimes thin. Of course there are other symptoms but this is usually the first one owners don't usually associate it with anything 'medical' so it goes undiagnosed until other problems develop it is detected with a blood test. Dogs with thyroid disease are put on medication and once regulated their coat fills in and thickens up becoming shiny and healthy.
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lucky99 - 2012-04-25
I really want one! Can anyone tell me some basics and temperment
of the carin terrier. I also have two shetland sheepdogs. Please reply. It will be a great help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-25
    They have a great temperment. Affectionate and loyal and love to stay by their human and around the TV or any other congregation spots. Shed but very very little and no real doggy odor that I noticed. Pretty good watch dogs as they seem to bark when a stranger comes but not a constant barker. I really like them. I think they are a great family pup. Little active as a puppy so plenty of toys.
Patricia Voinche\' - 2012-07-18
I can't say enough wonderful things about Cairns. The most delightful doggie I have ever owned! Cairns need a fenced yard if at all possible otherwise use a leash at all times!! They love to chase prey! While a bit bossy and independent, they are extremely devoted to their masters. Recommend early socialization ... remember they ARE terriers. Wonderful dog for a family with children. Side note ... they have the softest, warmest belly!! Our Ozzie gets in bed with us each morning for coffee - we drink the coffee, he sleeps! Can you tell how much we love him? We really need a support group! Good luck!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-19
    They are adorable.
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Madonna Simmonds - 2008-10-10
I just love the Newfie dog and not just because I'm from the same island as the breed. They are beautiful animals, and I hope to have one or two of my own real soon. I did have a pet that was part Newfie that was mixed with the black variety Labrador Retriever. Trigger, was the runt of the litter and he turned out to be one of my best friends. He had the look of a Newfie but was smaller than both breeds, and the bonus was he didn't drool at all, and barely shed his coat. I haven't seen many mixes between the Labbie and the Newfie, but if someone wants an average size dog, that doesn't eat a lot, doesn't drool much, and has a coat that hardly sheds, this kind is the best of both breeds. They are protective of the family and will do the same as the full breed Newfie, standing between the aggressor and his family. All in all, either the Lab or Newfie, or a mix between the two, you can't go wrong with either.

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  • Mina - 2012-10-24
    I know. She breeds and shows her dogs-I'm sure if there was a dog that had some kind of phsyical or medical flaw she would not even consider buying it (and she would not question her love for the breed.)
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Barry - 2012-01-12
We have two blue merle rough collies in the UK. Surprisingly we find they are not that keen on long walks, even though they get them twice a day!

Can be yappy and yes, they do tend to over eat if you allow them to do so.

However, they are loyal, loving, and in our minds, the most beautiful dog ever bred.

Be prepared to allow time when out with them, as you will be stopped constantly and asked I bet they are hot in the summer!

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Caroline - 2010-08-21
I have one...She is tri-coloured, 3 months old and she's called Cassie...She is such a wonderful pup...She can be a nuisance, but aren't all puppies? Overall she's affectionate, easy to train and very friendly...

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vernon wallace - 2010-04-23
Can you breed your regular size male shar-pei of about 45 pd with a mimi female shar-pei of about 25-28pd and healthy puppies?

ps maybe dumb ?

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  • Dean - 2011-12-17
    Off course. You can breed any dog to any other dog. Giving that they are opposite sexes off course. I suppose you could even breed a male dashound to a female great dane using arificial insemination.

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