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Brandy - 2011-07-22
I actually use a q-tip to clean my pugs wrinkles. They work much better than anything else. They are very lovable dogs and love to snuggle. :D

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    They are cute -
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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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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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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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Sandy - 2011-03-04
Our Chinese Crested Powder Puff continually gets mats close to the skin despite daily brushing. The only way to overcome them is to cut them out. Has anyone found a product that can keep that super fine undercoat from getting all tangled?

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  • Adam Short - 2011-03-16
    I had the same trouble, but if you get some regular conditioner and put 1 - 2 teaspoons into a 100ml of water and spray this onto the coat before brushing, remember brushing the coat when it is dry can damage it and increase the mats. I believe this should work, but if it doesn't try doing this along with grooming twice daily, ie, morning and night.
    Adam
  • Karen - 2011-06-13
    I had the same problem, was told to rinse him with a detangler after bathing and it has really helped. In fact, I have not had any problems with matting since then although that has only been a couple of weeks ago.
    I have heard using a little deluted detangler and spraying it on the matted area prior to brushing helps also.
    I switched from a brush to a comb and that works better too.
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laura conner - 2011-02-19
My daughter has a toy pom and it is getting where he doesn't listen when she wants him to come inside and he snaps at her and doesn't listen to her commands. What is the best advice you can give?

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  • Yvonne Eland - 2011-06-12
    This sounds like a case of not having done your homework when your Pom was a puppy. Early socialization with other dogs and people is very essential. I suggest that you start to assert yourself as the pack leader as well as your daughter, do not back off, take him for walks to get a closer bond and do not let him do the leading. When you call him have a treat ready and never chase him rather go the other way and the chances are he will follow you. Please let me know how this works and I will do my utmost to help. I also have a Pom but he is well aware of who the boss is! Best wishes Yvonne Dog Trainer
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kaitlyn - 2011-06-11
Our family has a wonderful 5 year old long haired chiuhauha that we rescued from a puppy mill that was being shut down when he was a few months old. Big Mac is the sweetest dog we have ever owned. He has a personality yhat is out of this world! Biggy is great with other dogs and amazing with our 5 year old daughter. He is friendly and LOVES attention from ANYONE. He is a far cry from the skiddish yippy chiuhauha that hates other humans (like I BELIEVED chiuhauhas to be). We love our Biggy dude!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    I think a lot of a pups personality is his mom and dad (genetics) and good breeder makes all the difference in the world. Glad you are enjoying.
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Nancy - 2011-03-20
We have a 4-1/2 month old Japanese Chin. She does well with most commands such as sit, stay, watch me, drop it, etc. but still does not always come when called. She also seems to get overly excited when meeting new people and dogs. We are retired and spend a lot of time with the training and taking her on long walks. She tends to sleep all evening and then wakes up around 5 a.m. We try to keep her up in the evening but when she is tired, there is no getting her to walk or play. These are concerns that we are wanting to correct - she is great and such a joy in our home. Thanks to anyone that has any suggestions.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
    She is still a puppy - very much so and although she might want to sleep at night, I'd take her out last thing. My guess is she is waking up at 5 am because her bladder is still a little young and it is a small pup. Coming when being called. This is just an opinion but something I learned from a professional trainor and it worked for me. Reward the positive behavior with a little piece of turkey hotdog. I know I taught the dog to come on each and every call, however, I believe I also taught the dog to be a professional pick pocket. Be careful where you hold the little pieces of hot dog. Let us know how it works.
  • Nancy - 2011-04-27
    Thank you for your reply. Had thought about her not being able to hold her toilet duties and think your most likely right. Would like to know more about the Chins if you have time - we are wondering if they really do lose most of their hair around 7 to 12 months and if their teeth have difficulty coming out. She is getting up around 5 and once outside seems to go right back to sleep for an hour or so. As far as the come, she just learned another trick but still doesn't want to come even when given the treats. Will continue working on that command. Thanks again.
  • Jodi - 2011-06-08
    OK chins are not an active breed they are apartment sized dogs not needing much activity. The walk maybe to long and she needs to rest. I own 3 chins they play early in the morning and rest most of the day away. They go for walks ever night but half way through I'm carrying the youngest one home. Being as yours is only a puppy she needs the rest. But if your extremely worried I'd talk with the vet .
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