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Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Videos' started by Nanny71, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Nanny71

    Nanny71 Well-Known Member Registered

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    My dog Dudley was my granddaughter's dog and he ended up with me and my husband at six months old. Venus is my youngest granddaughters puppy. On seeing her my husband stated that we are NOT having another dog when she is fed up with it.
    I see his point but what a beautiful little puppy she is IMG_20180519_163047.jpg
     
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    a Frenchie? - EDIT: sorry, just saw the name, a girl, I believe?
    :oops: :p
    M Frenchies have a tendency to same-sex aggro, along with the unfortunate breathing issues in both sexes that worsen as their skulls mature. :( The pup does have stenotic nostrils, poor baby.

    I hope she is sweet, with other dogs as well as humans, & has decent respiration - U might keep an eye on her as she grows-up, in case extra lard gets layered on, which will only make breathing [& moving!] that much harder. ;)

    fingers crossed for a happy, sociable great-granddog, who lives a long life with the kid!
    - terry

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  3. Nanny71

    Nanny71 Well-Known Member Registered

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    My daughter has the nicest staffie and of course we have Dudley so she will be well socialised.
    Not my favourite breed either but then nor was Dudley and I adore him
     
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    The puppy is lovely- but don't be offended when I say it also makes me sad and mad. Most pugs, Frenchies, pekes, bulldogs etc live such restricted existences- brought about by crazy breeding. Why do humans inflict this on animals?:(
     
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    Puppies are so cute :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    I do get your point. But we can't stop them being bred. At the moment Frenchies, pugs etc are what people want. Sad to say they are fashionable.
    Venus will have as good a life as our family can give her. It was my granddaughters father who bought it for her. My daughter and he are no longer together, said daughter was not happy. With four children, three cats a dog and a job she felt he should have discussed it with her first.
     
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    No, no I REALLY wasn't having a go at you. My OH's second cousin had a Frenchie x pug - such a lovely natured dog that had a lot to endure in his 9 years. It upset the whole family in the end. Of course the awful celebrities don't help either.
     
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    Please, don't think I am being critical either but the only reason dogs like this are intensively bred is because people buy them. It's a vicious circle - if people would stop buying them, the puppy farms would stop churning them out. So in fact the only way to stop them breeding is to discourage people from buying them, except for the better bred examples with open nostrils, longer snouts and proper tails.
     
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    The dogs are bred to some ideal put on them by us. Until there is a change of attitude by Kennel Club and Crufts to what they consider ideal it will continue.
    It is not only little dogs look at the British Bulldog and German Shepherd how they have been bred to some ones ideal.
    Breeders should be licensed and monitored.
    So-called designer breeds will end up the same way We are now getting overpriced F2 and F3 cockerpoos, labradoodles, yorkiepoos to name but a few.
    My own dog is called a Chichon on the American designer register.
    He is a chihuahua/bichon cross. We were told he was not a deliberate mating but how would we know.
    As it happens he is an amazing little dog but what could happen down the line if F2 and F3 Dudleys appear. (He has been neutered)
     
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    I am not upset by any of the comments as I do agree with them. Mr granddaughters dad bought the puppy for her because he won't refuse her anything she asks for and she wanted a Frenchie because they looks so cute.
    I bought Dudley for my elder granddaughter because she asked and I can't refuse her anything. So I am also guilty.
    I ended up with him because her boyfriend died of a sudden asthma attack (He was 20). She is disabled and was not able to walk him. Her mum already had dog, cats and chickens and three other children plus a full time job.
    When asked I said I would have him and eventually he became mine permanently.
     
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    Education is a huge player in all of the breeding issues. It starts at the top with kennel club and crufts as @Nanny71 points out, they must lead by example and put a stop to the extremes. Then its down to all of us as dog owners to educate people around us. I know two people with small breeds who do a great job at showing what their breed can be. One guy has Chi's, he is known as Jan Chihuaua and walks miles with his dogs.. They are not in baskets handbags or pushchairs! They walk, they play, they run like normal little dogs, they are not yappy or snappy because he has properly socialised them, this man is a great example of what a Chi owner should be. The other person is a frenchie owner. Her dog has a bit more snout than many frenchies I see and she said thats why she chose him, he is a racing demon we see them at the woods and her little boy gives Murphy a run for his money. She lets him run and swim and he is a solid bundle of muscle. Proof that these dogs can be more than snorting, out of breath, bulging eyed misfits. If we start to educate that health and fitness are worth more than looks, primping, preening, and silly trophies we might make some headway into getting our beloved dogs back into shape.
     
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