I have a puggle.... yes, a hybrid pugbeagle combo. Duke is now 18 weeks old. He is turning out to be more well behaved than our good old Golden, Reggie. I admit, when my daughter came home with him I was worried. All I had ever heard about both pug and beagle was..... they can't be trained. Although he can be stuborn, with love and consistancy he has been taught many things. He stays before eatting. he can ring a bell to say he has to go outside for potty breaks. Along with other basic obedience he has been taught to sit, stay, lie down and even crawl. I feel so far ahead with him. And cuddle.... this dog is tops for a good cuddle. So... all of you hybrid unbelievers.... puggles are the best.
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I am glad to see your doing well with your dog. Though I may never own a puggle or designer dog. I think they may prove to do the dog world good. I think the most disturbing thind about these dogs are the ridiculous price tags, and the ease of unethical breeding. but neither of those is nothing new to the world of dogs.I am not trying to be a smart A$$ but a hybrid is not mixing breeds, but mixing different species. like a wolf to a dog.
Wolf dogs are foolish. I had owned a huskey which is really close enough and doesn't have the problem of turning on their masters. A neighbor owns 3 wolf dogs which she has in her yard. They have had fights and ripped apart their other dog several times. They have jumped their fence and attacked a neighbors dog. It is amazing that they get to keep them.
Sounds just like my Noddy. Where did you get him? They are great although I am starting to get the rebellion stage but that is with any puppy. in the end he will listen and get OFF or WATCH ME with some persistance. Have fun and lets keep in touch. Puppyplaygroups@hotmail.com
I feel so far ahead with him. And cuddle.... this dog is tops for a good cuddle. So... all of you hybrid unbelievers.... puggles are the best.
hybrid=mutt..... what *don't* we believe, exactly? Any dog can be trained. Big deal! My dog, an English bull terrier passed the canine good citizen test and all the qualifications for therapy dog and will be tested for that in Jan. And bullies are stubborn breeds...any dog can be trained if you take the time.
I have a problem with people like yourself coming on here with an *in your face* atttitude to anyone who has ANY kind of dog other than your high priced mutt.
I beg to differ on the cuddle part....Bull terriers are total cuddle bugs...I have three.....they all want to sit on me all at once, too.
I hate to put this one out,(I look like crap) but Stitch loves makeup time....she likes a swipe of mascara on her three long hairs above her eyes and some bonnie bell lipsmacker on her lips...(my daughter shares hers with her)
Glad you are enjoying your pup. I have a few questions, she never mentioned how much she spent on her pup so how do we know it was overpriced? I am interested in knowing what people think is too much to pay for a designer dog/mutt? I had never heard the term "designer" dog until I came on here after getting our Bichon Frise/Westie mix, which I believe falls in the "Designer" dog catagory and we paid $150.00 for him and I have not regretted it for one minute! Cody is so cute and smart and is adored by our whole family, hubby included!:) Just curious as to what people think is too much to pay? I have owned mixes (which is what I consider Cody) and purebreeds and they all have been great! The purebreeds we had we had gotten for free from people who didn't do their research and they didn't make the correct choices for their families, didn't take the time to train them because they didn't know how much time a puppy takes, etc. etc. etc. The only dog I had was when my parents bought us kids a full size, purebreed Collie in the 1950's and he was shipped from another state. here is a pic of Cody:
Not everyone can afford a purebred and we have gotten several dogs from our Humane Society and have loved them all but they have not always turned out to be the size that they said they would be. The last one we got there they said he would be a large small dog and instead he was a small med./to lg. dog, they were not sure of the mix, our vet said he was golden retreiver/collie mix, he was an excellent dog but a lot bigger than we wanted, he got to be 68 lbs., so after 13-1/2 yr. of having Buddy we had to put him down and this time I knew we HAD to be sure we got a SMALL dog as I am the one who takes them to the vet, groomers etc. When Buddy was so sick towards the end I couldn't get him in the car to go to the vet's, I had my husband build a portable ramp for him and luckily he adapted to it but it was still hard on me to get him up and down the few steps into our house so I knew the next dog had to be small because I am only getting older and know that I will not be able to handle a larger dog, specially if they get sick. We talked it over and decided not to go to the Humane Society (which is where we like to go). I started to research different breeds but I can not see spending $1,000.00 or so for a pet, if we were going to show the dog I can understand it but for a family pet I think not. We were looking at either a Bichon Frise or a Westie and I had called a few breeders and knew how much they were going for, so I started looking in the paper and saw some lady had Bichon Frise/Westie mixed pups for sale and we went a looked and it was love at first sight. We knew for sure what this mix was and that it would be a small dog, which is what we needed and Cody has turned out to be great little guy with a lot of personaility and we truly do not regret getting him. Sometimes there are good reasons why people do what they do and not everyone is going to agree with their choice and that is ok. I am very happy with our choice and I know that this little guy is not going to end up in a shelter and that he got responsible owners and in a way we did rescue/save a dog even though he didn't come from our great Humane Society. I don't think paying $150.00 for him was too much but I have to admit, if the price would have been more I probably wouldn't have gone in the first place. If anyone is thinking that we pick a dog on price alone rest assured that is not the case. Cody came from a litter of 4 male pups and it took my husband, myself and my 86 yr. old mother 2 hours to pick him out, we didn't just walk in take a look and said "That one please" we took our time and played with the pups, watched them play with each other, held them and just plain observed them and to make sure we got the one that suited our family. We certainly didn't fly in and out in 10 mins. and came home with a" dog", we took our time and came home with another "family member".
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As a pretty new member here, I have to say you guys can be pretty harsh on people sometimes. I've read a bunch of posts in which someone new asks a question and people just jump ALL over them b/c they've asked or said something politically incorrect.
I've really appreciated the posts in which people share their perspectives and experiences, and I've learned a lot from all of you. Often, I've been swayed by convincing arguments I hadn't ever thought about or learned perspectives I'd never considered.
But I just have to say it's really unpleasant when people just attack a poster. Cody's mom is right that sometimes there are reasons why people do what they do, and I think we all have to be careful not to jump to judgement too quickly.
Thank you Rescueshepard. I agree with your post, I too have learned alot from this forum and I have also read post I didn't agree with but to me that is what an open forum is, a place where people can share their opinions, ideas or ask questions and we all need to remember that we are not going to like or agree with all post but we should respect the poster and their feelings. I have never felt bashed but I sure have read some post where I really felt sorry for the orig. poster after reading some of the replies, I could see me in tears if some of those replies were meant for me. Thank you again.
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