I have raised and loved a shih-Tzu for 10.5 years, the love of my life. He is now gone. I am the one posting on puggles and I am getting very mixed information. I do with though that people would not be so impolite and belittle others because they call a puggle a puggle and not a mutt. If a dog makes someone's life so wonderful why do you care what they call them? Can your negative energy not go somewhere else? Okay, so they are a mutt. What does it matter? All of us LOVE animals, no matter what. They have brought us love, joy, warmth, companionship.
I do see take the time to look at the puggle shelter/list adoption/list given. I do appreciate my eyes being opened to this.
I also read about the puppy-mills and did not know much about them I appreciate this information.
I have not decided on the puggle for sure, I guess. It bothers me that a breeder would sell two pups at once when the comments that I have been reading say that a good breeder would not. I guess you never know.
My son does not want another Shih-Tzu because his Rascal was so special and he wants to keep it that way. I am not quite sure what to do at this point.
It is hard to get so much positive and negative information regarding the puggles (mutt...for whoever cannot seem to tolerate them being called puggles...who really cares?)
So advice on what kind of smaller breed pups you have would be great. I am still looking and learning. I could love any dog, but prefer a smaller breed. I work at home part-time on the computer and have a lot of time to devote. I only have one child who is 16 and is very excited about getting a dog.
We still would prefer two dogs, but now I have pretty much ruled out getting two at one time for sure.
Since you don't want another of the same breed, have you looked into Poms? They are small (although I have one N/M that is about 14 lbs!) great companions for someone that is home alot. I think they are cute. I have 4. (Potato chip syndrome!)
Bostons are great. We have a boston hes loving and quite unless someone knocks on the door or rings the door bell then he will bark. rocky is 27 lbs hes quite big for his breed though. You may want to check them out they are great dogs and rocky was so easy to train. They can be some of the uglyest dogs or the cutest dogs.
We have a Bichon Frise/Westie mix, he is two yrs. old. Both of these breeds are strong, study little dogs. Cody is on the higher end as far as weight goes, he weighs 21.5 lbs. He loves to be with people, but he can handle being alone, he knows who he can play rough with and who he needs to be gentle with. The age range is our household is 22 to 86 yrs. old. He does not shed, but we take him to the groomers every 6 weeks, and he gets brushed everyday at least once and he loves getting brushed. Bichons can be a little hard to train, it took us almost a yr. to train Cody but once he got it he has been fine as far as the other training he was very easy and quick to learn, just trouble with the potty thing. Even though Cody is a small breed he thinks he is a BIG dog, when we go to the dog park he would rather be running with the Big Boys but he is happy on the small side. My husband didn't want a small breed (that macho thing) and he says Cody is about as small a dog a man could walk and still feel like a man! lol My boys are in their 20's and they love taking Cody with them and playing around with him, they too didn't want a small dog but are very, very happy with Cody. My mom and myself are the ones that wanted a small dog, my mom is 86 and new she couldn't handle another big dog and I am the one that takes Cody to the store, the vets, the groomers and I new I could handle another large dog, I am getting older and it was getting harder for me to get our last dog into the car and if he didn't feel good and had to go to the vets I could hardly get him in the car so I knew the next dog had to be small and Cody is just the perfect size. Read up on different breeds, go to the shelter and look around maybe your perfect pet will be there! Good luck!
i would truly go for an english bulldog. we have one, as well as a shih -tzu. the bulldogs are great with kids (even though your kid isnt really that young anymore) and you guys will have a blast with one in your life. they are just fun, and they are "there for you"