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jon - 2010-11-27
Hello I need to find a good place in pennsylvania to get a chug for free or on a payment plan and as soon as possible my fiancee is deeply saddened tonight. We have a minature pincher with some terrier mix and he turns one tomorrow, him and his sister so my fiancee had a dog party for them well we have a 8 week old chug a runt well sad story short the sister bit our chug in the head and his head swelled and the vet had us put him down it was a Christmas early present for her and now she is distraught and so is the brother pincher he played and loved our chug so much he keeps sniffing the chugs area and whining and I really want her to be happy again it won't replace the wonderful one we had but it's a start to happiness again please anyone help me. Sincerely jon

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  • peyton - 2010-12-30
    Good choice for a chug. What would you call him or her? You are lucky that you might get another dog.
    I have a puppy too. It's a spoodle called beckham. He's new and almost one! I hope you have fun with your dog(s).
  • rebecca - 2011-02-05
    You have to remember, that if there's any chance the new pup could get bit it would almost definitely be deadly, most people don't know that chives have a soft spot on their head their whole life, it comes from the chi side, we breed chugs but our first litter, my other dog bit one of the puppies in the head and pierced his brain, the vet said to put him down, but I felt guilty, and we found a doc at Cornell that performed a brain operation, it took week but he healed 100% with just a scar left. I just wanted to let you know, it will always be a risk. But good luck and I'm sorry for your loss.
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Heather Martin<3 - 2011-02-04
Beautiful dog...I love their wrinkles and how they look!(:

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Lisa - 2011-01-19
My family is very fortunate to have a wonderful, 2-year old long-haired Chihuahua named Roscoe. Roscoe is lively, loves to play, and adores members of our family. He is very friendly to adults in our home, but fearful of strangers and children. He loves curling up on a lap for a nap and belly rub. My question is this: our vet recently completed a chem panel on Roscoe that shows he has elevated liver enzymes. She looked back over his records and found that these values have been slightly elevated, even when he was neutered at six months. Has anyone encountered a similar situation with their beloved pet?

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  • Terry - 2011-02-01
    Had this issue with 2 maltese which was discovered as puppies. Never developed into anything. Common in smaller breeds. Elected to monitor their diet and selected dry food with lower fat content to reduce wear and tear on their livers etc. in the processing of nutrients.
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randi - 2009-01-04
This breed is incredibly lovable but be warned they are highly territorial and they shed ALOT. In my opinion these setbacks are totally worth it, they love unconditionally and seem to have the most unique personality found within the non-sporting breed.

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  • john archibald - 2010-05-21
    After a life time with other breeds my wife got us a Dally. At 70 I felt it was a bit much for me to handle. All I can say is 3 years later we've just got another one. They need time and exercise, but it's time well invested.
  • Steven J. Schmoll - 2011-01-29
    Not only are they extremely loving (unconditional) and territorial, they are more intelligent than any breed that I've owned. I currently have my third "Dal" in a row now and don't have plans on getting any different breed in the future. Something to strongly consider when thinking about getting one is that they are highly energetic and often take about 5 years before they calm down and become an "ideal lay around" family dog. They require lots of exercise daily and you should have a nice fenced in area where they can play and run.

    They are wonderful around children and are very protective of their families.

    If you have the time, patience, love, and space to offer this dog.....I can't recommend this dog enough. I'd glad talk to anyone considering one.

    Steve S. >stevesdal@yahoo.com<
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Ray - 2010-06-07
My Yorkie, has been constipated lately. Today I noticed some blood in the stool. Is this serious?

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  • Linda Langham - 2011-01-23
    When my yorkie had this problem the vet said the glands in his anus is plugged up and if they don't get cleaned it will just stop again. If you have yours groomed your groomer should do this as part of the grooming! Hope this will help you with your problem.
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TDS - 2011-01-22
I could use some help with an emerging problem with my 9 month old blue heeler mix. Scrabbles is a rescue dog I have had for 4 months. She was fearful of everything when I first got her, especially men. Once she learned to return to me when called, I began to take her to the park every day and let her run about or chase a ball for about an hour. She is great with dogs and is growing increasingly comfortable with people, letting them pet her on occasion without pulling away. Kids have been at the park before but she usually avoids them or barks once or twice then goes the opposite
direction. Recently she has been getting more vocal with the barking and I
usually call her away to another part of the park. Then one day, shortly
after I let her off the leash, she suddenly began chasing a little boy,
circling him, and barking ferociously. I gather from the circling that she
was attempting to herd him but it was uncomfortably aggressive and she
attempted to nip him when she was close. The boy, thankfully, was
remarkably calm. I eventually leashed Scrabbles and he offered to walk her so I let him walk next to me while I walked her. Scrabbles seemed ok but after a couple of minutes stopped walking straight ahead and headed toward the boy again and not in a friendly way. So I just took her home. What can we do to reverse this emerging pattern of behavior, especially if I don't have or know kids who can interact with her? Is her behavior leading to biting a child?

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ed - 2011-01-19
I have a 10 year old white male - for the last 48 hours - he won't eat, will try to drink water but throws up. Can still urinate but he's getting a little weak. This happens at least once a year. We got him from the rescue. Is there anything I can do?

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Laura - 2011-01-12
Hi, I'm sorry about your dog. I adopted my Chugs @ the Humane Society. JZ is tan. Lyzy is blk/wht. They both very energetic, playful,& cute. When I got them they were 2 mos. old. Now, they're 8 mos. old. They're stubborn @ time but patience also helps. I learned how to train them from the internet. I let them play in the back yard and walk them almost every day. It's fun to watch them play with each other, hide 'n' seek, chasing the ball or toy... I think you can check it out @ the Humane Society in your area.

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Teresa Joudrey - 2010-01-27
I have a Chion that was rescued from a Puppy mill when he was 2 years old. He was kept in a cage all his life. He is a lovely and affectionate dog despite all the problems caused by these terrible people.

Be warned...these dogs do bark at lot. They are very protective. And PLEASE make sure you are not supporting a puppy mill when you purchase your dogs. This breed can be found at shelters and rescues around the world!.

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  • Solange Wilbanks - 2010-07-08
    I also rescue a Chion from a shelter, and she is very lovable four months puppy. We feel very luck in adopting her. Until now she doesn't bark a lot, but is very active.
  • Pamela Jo Resler - 2011-01-10
    Just rescued a Chion and he is very, very shy. Not with me anymore...I took 2 whole days to bond with him. It's only been 3 days now and already he's let my OLDER children pet him. Yes, he barks...but not continuously and is a real sweetheart and snuggler. I think this is a wonderful breed! And I adopted him! Didn't buy him! There are alot of these wonderful little dogs out there that need homes.
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knoten - 2009-04-19
Basset hounds are the best dogs! I have always had a basset and will never want another breed.

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  • Bassett mama - 2011-01-05
    I have adopted a lovely new member into our family named Meatloaf! I have changed his food from Beneful to Wellness whitefish and potatoes which he loves. My dilemma is that he produces too much oil and has a yeast smell. What do you normally feed your hounds? I would like to get an idea of what works well for oily skin and a healthy diet.
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