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Velma Waddell - 2011-05-06
My little chugs name is Snicker Doodle. I got her at 3 months old. Her mother was a pug and the father was a chihuahua. They were both show dogs when the puppies were born. Snickers was the runt they did not think she would live. I work at a hotel and when groups would come with their show dogs I fell so in love with them. One lady told me they had a new dog called chug pugs. I had to go on the internet to find out what they looked like and fell so in love with the dog. I told her I would buy one from her. I thought she forgot about it when she left hotel but a month or two later she called and said she was on her way back and did I still want one. I was so pleased. Then she said it's a girl. They have named her because they did not think she would live but she's fine and she was litter box trained before I got her and the owner gave her to me free. Snickers is so smart she's now 8 yrs old and still great. She got a little over weight but has been corrected. Health problems.... Snickers has three lumps on her body the doctor has checked them there is no pain. She's very frisky and loves everyone she meets Chugs are great but if the Chihuahua has long hair it can be alot of shedding.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-06
    They are cute. Seems to combine the best of both breeds.
  • june - 2011-07-19
    I have a chug and I know what you are talking about but do not no why so if any one knows why thay always feel hot or warm to the touch??
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-20
    A dogs body temperature is noramlyy 105 degrees and outs is only 98.6. The Chug is going to feel warm because of that. Also, the fur is extremely short and close to the body, so he feels sorta like a heating pad on low as there is no fur to insulate the body temperature from our hand. Strange though.
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Tara Dactyl - 2011-07-17
Your dawg is sooooo cute! I am glad you rescued her thank you for sharing. She made my day!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-18
    They are cute - and busy.
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veronica - 2010-07-26
I want a yorkie but I have a baby brother that is 1 and little siblings ages of 4, 6, and 8 should I get one?

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  • anna - 2011-07-17
    You should get a yorkie just keep it away from the one year old and you could train it
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Eileen - 2011-07-09
Hi. I own Shih Tzu female dog was bred from her mom was pure-bred Shih Tzu and her dad was half Shih Tzu and half Pekingese. She's such a sweetheart and I really truly love her even though she can be sneaky and mischief at times. I call her my teddy bear because of her size and the colors of her fur. She's almost 2 and she is my best friend even though I do own four animals including this one. :-)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    I have a bird that is my best friend and mate. It is a good thing. Glad you enjoy.
    What's the other 3 animals?
  • Eileen - 2011-07-09
    I have two female dogs (golden retriever and shih tzu) and two rabbits (dutch male rabbit and mini rex female). All of them live in one house and my husband said that our house is like a zoo.
    :-)
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regina - 2010-05-28
I have a red nose pit. I got her about 6 months ago. I don't know much about the people who had her but she starts shaking every time a man gets around her. It took my husband babying her nonstop for her to trust him enough to let him be around her. But with me and my daughter and granddaughter she is fine. Does this mean that a man has abused her in the past and what can I do for her so she isn't so scared all the time?

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  • Brett Jeffares - 2010-07-24
    Hey regina my wife and I have a 2 1/2 yr rescue red nose and when she first came home to us pretty much any time I looked at her she cower between my wife's feet and pee on the floor, and that told me right away that she had been abused by a man. Your girl sounds like she was abused too and that's very sad. I have found that when it is just myself and our rescue "Brandy" at home she is very loving and caring towards me but when my wife and son are home she tends to be rather timid towards me. I have been talking to several breeders of both reds and blues, and they all keep telling the same thing if one of these beautiful animals has been abused by either a male or female they will always remember that, and be very cautious around them. The only other thing I can say is encourage your husband and any other close male friends or family to give your girl all the love and attention in the world and to never ever raise their voice in an aggressive manner towards her or any of the children in the household. Say "NO TO BSL" "BAN THE DEED NOT THE BREED" LOVE YOUR PITTIES AND HUG THEM EVERYDAY!
  • Jasmine - 2011-07-03
    I am sorry this happened to your dog, but yes it does mean she was abused by a man in the past. Your husband should give her treats and toys every time he wants to be with her, so she associates good things happen when a man comes near her. This may take a while, but she should start feeling more comfortable around your husband, or any other man.
    Hope this helped,
    Jasmine
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diamond - 2011-07-02
How old is a long haired chihuahua when they loose there first tooth????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-02
    They are approximately 6 months old.
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r c lee - 2011-06-28
Our SPIRIT, the human dog, as we call him is just over 9 years old. He is easily the best dog and friend anyone can ever have. He is smart but still laid back enough for our aging years. Great dog. Will never have any other kind.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    It is so great when we have our human pets as part of our family. Glad you enjoy.
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deborah - 2011-06-25
i have a 4 month little boy was longhaired when born and brought him, but now he has lost his longcoat but still long fur round neck and ears. The breeder told me it will take a year for his coat to come properly! Is this correct ????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-25
    This is normal. It is called blowing the coat - sounds nuts but long haired chihauhaus shed (blow) their coat somewhat totally between the ages of 5 - 6 months. It is essentially their baby coat or baby fur. It does grow back and what your breeder was saying it can take up to a year before a complete adult coat is grown in. The pup will have long hair before then but it will take up to a year before an entire adult coat is achieved. They blow their coat as they are going from being a baby into puberty and it is hormonal. Females will also do this frequently after nursing a litter of pups. It is strange but it is normal. Now there are conditions when your pup should be checked by a vet and those conditions can be a result of food allergies or mange, etc. However, based on what your breeder told you (not real clearly) and the age of your pup, I'd say he is blowing his coat and going from a baby into puberty. His coat should start to grow out right after the "blow" but it takes awhile for his length and thickness of his adult coat to grow. His fur takes time to grow just like our hair. Good luck and enjoy.
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jennie - 2011-06-24
I have an english bull terrier got him about 9 wks old, goes through the night without any mess. He hates plants in pots!!! Loves the kids. The best choice we have ever made. He is now about 15 wks old, loves going for walks. He is just so funny, (smokey jokey is a blokey).

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-24
    Glad you are enjoying him - sounds great for your family.
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Jared - 2011-06-23
Keep your greyhound on a leash.. My dog got off my wrist on accident and took off at 30 to 40 mph down the street out of sight... up 6 blocks one way and then back 1 mile the other direction down a 6 lane street. Many cars stopped to help me catch her. She was fine thank god, but her paws were raw and her nails down to the nerves. It was truly traumatizing to me and the dog. I now buckle her to my belt around my waist.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-24
    My Pyrenes did that to me and it looked like a giant white fur running thing going down with the cars through 2 lanes of traffic. Not fun and she was on a leash but it just broke.
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