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any breeds similar to pug?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dogwatcher, Feb 4, 2008.


  1. dogwatcher

    dogwatcher PetForums Newbie

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    I was thinking about pug, actually I have my heart set on a pug, but I hear they can have lots of expensive health problems-which could be a problem for us??? Also I live in Turkey, and it can very hot, although I do have air con.

    I just wondered what other breeds people could recommend for me;
    I have a nearly 3 year old daughter
    I live in an apartment
    I only go out for short periods, so I'm in most of the time, if not sometimes I would take the dog with me

    I would like a companion dog, one dog that is known to be super with small children, that doesn't bark much. Don't mind spending time grooming.
    Thanks for your help-please help.
     
  2. bullbreeds

    bullbreeds PetForums VIP

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    In all honesty you cant trust any dog with a child and you certainly shouldnt leave them alone unsupervised, not even for a second. Many dogs adore children and would never harm one but its best to be safe than sorry.
    Another similar breed with less health problems would be a french bulldog. They dont shed as much as a pug either.
    They are quite active so would need a fair amount of exercise, especially if you live in an apartment but I suppose that would go for any breed you have.
    Whichever dog you choose its best to get it insured so you dont find yourself in a position later down the line. :)
     
  3. Tina

    Tina Guest

    staffords make great pets plus certain black show staffords look like pugs lol
     
  4. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

    I was going to suggest a stafforshire bull terrier,they don't need alot of grooming and are known as the nanny dog because of their affection for children and they are a very people orientated breed.
     
  5. dogwatcher

    dogwatcher PetForums Newbie

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    I will do some research into the staffordshire. Thank you.
    Ah, pet insurance I never thought about that I am sure it is available here, so how doesn that work.....
    for example, is it.... prehaps you pay 20 pound a month, and then if the animal goes to the vet you don't pay anything, or do you pay a percentage of the cost????? Can someone explain to me how it works please. If we have the insurance prehaps then a pug would be ok for us. Oh yes, I know all dogs must be supervised with small children, a dog is a dog afterall!
    Thanks all
     
  6. Vixie

    Vixie PetForums VIP

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    with insurance in this country, you pay a monthly charge say £15 for example and if your pet is ill you have to pay an excess (say the first £50 or £60 pounds of any treatment), most insurance companies requires you to have your dog inoculated when its a puppy and then once a year after, not sure how this works in Turky but hope its of some help :)
     
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