Originally Posted by Melissa
Yoshi is adorable! And I love his name!
I simply CANNOT convince my boyfriend that pugs are cute. I love their wrinkly faces and snub noses. But all my boyfriend sees is "They have all sorts of breathing problems and buggy eyes." So no pug for me but I admire yours!
Hahaa! Yoshi says "Thank you! (snort)"....
Take your boyfriend to check out/play with a litter of Pug puppies....
.... that will do the trick!
We bred Pugs for 4 years.
I made birth certifcates complete with baby pics of each pup.
I met lots of people - one spouse wanting the pup.. the other spouse not sure they wanted a Pug.
But literally within 10 mintues of meeting the pups... both
people were freaking out! lol
But always meet the sire and dam first. (The parents of the pups).
Check out their living conditions.
Check for runny noses, coughing, dirty ears, etc...
Possibly consider a Puggle - only because they dont suffer from labored breathing like most Pugs do.
I personally bred my Pugs to be larger than the AKC standard called for.
Akc says no Pug should weigh over 18lbs.
Ha!!... Here is one of my pups all grown up - I do still own him - his name is "Haunsel"
Tops the scales at 36lbs.
Haunsel is Yoshi's Son ~
2nd picture is "Valentine" - I still own her too.. she's now 3 years old.
She is Haunsel's little sister ~ <3