is a pug good idea ? General Chat

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would a pug be a good idea ?

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  1. Flaningo

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    I am thinking of other breeds as well now
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    I hope you are not angry with me for trying to explain how I feel. Sometimes I do not explain myself very well - but I am thinking of your son and a puppy and what I would do in the circumstances.
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    If you are willing to consider something larger than a Pug, a Staffie can be a wonderful dog for children.
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    No way not a staffie too many horror stories
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    I think it depends on you needs and wants really as to what kind of dog you get. You have pretty much laid those out. As with any dog, different dogs in that breed will have different personalities. Generally speaking, a purebred dog is easier to judge what their temperament will be rather than a mutt. Not saying you shouldn't get a Pug but am glad you are looking at other breeds. I have a Lab mix and he is wonderful not only with my daughter but with the cat and rabbit as well. Adding a dog to a family is a lot to think about. Glad you are thinking and researching before doing!
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    The poor old staffie gets too much flak, mine is a total babe and 100% trustworthy, like every other dog on the planet it all depends on how they're raised.

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    Looking at spaniels now. They seem merry easy to train and good wìth children....
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    I had a cocker spaniel that bit my young son on several occasions, I certainly wouldn't have trusted him with a special needs child. You can't really just pick a breed and assume they will be either good or bad tbh.
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    I think a Staffy would be brilliant dog to get as they are known as nanny dogs.
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    Thats why people do Research duh !!! I am not just picking breeds I am researching them too .
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    If your cocker spaniel kept biting your son why did you not get the animal put down ??
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    Because animals are not disposable, I made a lifetime commitment to him when I bought him as a pup, yeah after doing extensive research doh! I also had the dog first. All your research will tell you is general characteristics of the breed, what if you end up with one that's not typical? Will you pts? because I wouldn't, I adapted my life for the next 10 years to accommodate him.
    If your research is that great you really shouldn't be so dismissive of someone who's actually lived with one for 10 years.
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    I think I would be protecting my son first
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    So you'd pts without trying to resolve the situation. Hmmmm best you don't get a dog.
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    Was it a case of Cocker rage do you think? I knew one years ago - a red - which showed all the signs. Bogie is my second Cocker, and I've been lucky each time.

    Glad you stuck by him.
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    It was but it couldn't be foreseen, which is my point. Spaniels also need a great deal of mental and physical exercise. Personally I think a spaniel would be a disaster in this situation. The original idea of a Pug was probably the best bet, a well bred kc Staffie would be equally good.
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    If I was ever to have another dog it would be a Staffie. Unfortunately they are not permitted to be imported here, but if they were I would have no hesitation in welcoming one into my home.

    Trouble's Diesel is my idea of a really special dog. Well he would be if he had indoor and not outdoor plumbing!

    [Sorry Diesel :oops:]
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    Dogs to avoid in my opinion are as followed :
    Collies
    Corgies
    Dachshunds
    JRT's
    Springer Spaniels
    Designer breeds
    Toy breeds
    Pekingese

    If your really interested in having a dog, then contact service dogs organizations, they will have more advice on what would be your ideal dog, they might even have some dogs in waiting for a new home, they they could offer to you.
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    There's no need for that type of language Flaningo, what Trouble said is true, one don't put dogs to sleep just because they have issues, you find a way to work round the issues not just get rid of dog.
    Dogs are not toys they are an living creature, they have feeling, they need to be loved & cared for every day every week every month every year.
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