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Is there such a breed as a miniature pug?

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Question by PUGLUVVER
Submitted on 9/4/2003
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  Is there such a breed as a miniature pug?


Answer by Kirby
Submitted on 11/4/2003
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Actually, I have heard of such a miniature pug as an actually breed of dog, but I'm not 100% sure it exists. Who in the world would have such limited space in their home that a normal pug would just be too big?

 

Answer by Emma
Submitted on 11/28/2003
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Yes, there is such thing as a miniature pugs. My friend has one so I know it as a fact that there is such a thing. She purchased hers down in Shipshewana, Indiana.

 

Answer by CelticArcher
Submitted on 12/26/2003
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Nope, no such thing. Just another scam promoted by backyard breeders and puppy mills in order to make a quick buck from the unsuspecting public.

 

Answer by JaydeIce9
Submitted on 1/6/2004
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My parents have seen a miniature pug at the local Wal-Mart. A woman brought it into the store with her. They fell in love with it.

 

Answer by pugamus
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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isn't it just a pug puppy than a real miniature pug?

 

Answer by lapm
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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Yes.  There is such a breed, but it is not an AKC registered breed, I understand.  It is not a puppy, it is a full grown pug that weighs around 3 pounds!  A friend of a friend of mine has/had one in Michigan.  I have lost touch now with that friend and would like to find that breeder she went to (maybe they are in Indiana/the one listed above???)  Can someone give me a contact number for a breeder as I would love to get one.  Please e-mail me at lapm@bellsouth.net.  Thanks.

 

Answer by Jason
Submitted on 1/22/2004
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I would like to purchase a minature pug if they exist, if anyone has any info.
jason_98072@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Karl
Submitted on 1/27/2004
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Yes there is such a thing,though it is not a pure bred pug,but quite charming none the less.Also depending on the parents selected usualy very ,very athletic and sound.
It is produced by mating a tea-cup chihuahua with a sleeve pekingese.It is not generaly available and usualy is on request from top Peke and Chihuahua breeders.Good quality parents being essential.Usualy colours are black or fawn and mostly short coated,though the odd long coat appears.

 

Answer by Beth Anne
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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yes there is such thing as a miniature pug Ive researched them religiously and mine is doing fine!! thanks!!!

 

Answer by paintedmrose
Submitted on 1/31/2004
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If anyone knows of a miniature pug breeder please email me at paintedmrose@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Yella
Submitted on 2/1/2004
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Beth Anne, can u please contact me if you know where to get a miniature pug.  Thank you!

 

Answer by Tammy
Submitted on 2/8/2004
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I am also looking to find a breeder of mini pugs.  If anyone knows of one, please let me know.

Tam8560@aol.com

 

Answer by maggies mom
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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Please e-mail me at landsx6@aol.com if you know of how to contact a breeder in the mid-west.

 

Answer by tracy
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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I am also looking for a breeder of a minture pug,if any one knows of in new jersey please cotact me at tberenger@yaho.com.

 

Answer by sal26@optonline.net
Submitted on 2/15/2004
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Would like to find a breeder that has miniature pugs.

 

Answer by PUGALUG
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I AM LOOKING FOR A MINI PUG TO SHARE A HOME WITH MY PRECIOUS PUG! IF ANYONE HAS INFO ABOUT THE BREED OR BREEEDERS PLEAE CONTACT! THANK YOU... PUG LOVERS

 

Answer by Loloi2
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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I would also like to find out a website or address for a miniature pug.  If anyone knows, could you please email me at Loloi2@aol.com.  Thanks

 

Answer by ohm
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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hello ya'lli'mfrom san francisco and i just moved to san diego. i'vebeen with my girlfriend for well over a year and since i met her she's been obsessed with mini pugs. her birthday is in the middle of the year and i would really love to surprise her with something that i know she'd love and take very good care of. if anyone knows where i can get a mini pug in california, if you could please email me @ meisohm@hotmail.com

 

Answer by jen
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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You can find it  
www.wizardofclaws.com

 

Answer by Kelly
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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I have desperately been looking for a miniature pug, a breeder, or how to locate one. If you have any information please contact me at Kelly_goetzman@hotmail.com
Thanks!

 

Answer by chi
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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i would like to have a miniature pug too.any info for breeder please e mail me.  chi_guillot@hotmail.com thank you.

 

Answer by LinLin
Submitted on 2/22/2004
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I have a Pug that's 7 and a half months old now and was told she is a "miniature" pug.  She was super tiny when we got her, at 3 months she was around 4 pounds??? and now she is 9 and a half pounds.  I have seen a 3 month old pug recently at a pet store and it was a little smaller than my dog is now.  She's AKC.  Not sure if she is a true miniature but I believe she is smaller than average.  Anyone else have weight ranges for a 8 month old female pug?

 

Answer by jen
Submitted on 2/22/2004
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I have been looking or a miniature pug forever.  If anyone knows of a breeder in Canada PLEASE EMAIL ME because i am obsessed and must have one.
jen_luney@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Adriana
Submitted on 2/25/2004
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i am also looking for a miniature pug, if any one has any info on them, please email me. at italianmami0805@yahoo.com

 

Answer by PugObsession
Submitted on 3/4/2004
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I'm also looking for a miniature pug. If anyone has any information where I can find one please e-mail me at alexandradevonne@yahoo.com. Thanks!

 

Answer by tanya
Submitted on 3/7/2004
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i live in tennessee.i have a mini pug so yes there really r miniature pugs.at first we thought she would be normal size,but she had her 6 month vet check just the other day, and she wighs exactly 7 pounds, and we were told that she is now as big as she is gonna get. they are very very hard to find. i would just like to say for all of you looking for one that if you do find a mini pug you are very luck.you could not ask for a better pet. we love our francis very much..

 

Answer by gigi
Submitted on 3/9/2004
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I really really really want a miniature pug!! if anyone has any info on a breeder i would LOVE to talk to them e-mail me at: babifacex0x@aol.com!

 

Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 3/11/2004
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We too would love to know of a mini-pug breeder in the Midwest.  Please email us at m3claravall@yahoo.com  Thanks!

 

Answer by Nini
Submitted on 3/13/2004
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Hello,
           I have been researching miniature Pugs for 4 years. It would be greatly appreciated, so so much, if you could email me about where to find the mini pug. The 3 pound one is what I have been searching for. So PLEASE!!! PLEASE !!! Write me. Thank You
NAVARAbj@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Loloi2
Submitted on 3/16/2004
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Hi, I have found a website that works with breeders of miniature dogs, and they do have mini pugs.  They seem like a very good company and legitimate.  Good Luck everyone.  If anyone gets one from them, could you please email me and let me know how things turned out?  Thanks Loloi2@aol.com.
Their website is  www.wizardofclaws.com

 

Answer by stacey
Submitted on 3/22/2004
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i am going to pick up my miniature pug on the 24th! they do exist!wizardofclaws.com they are incredible!

 

Answer by manda
Submitted on 3/29/2004
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We got a miniature pug at our school auction- she weighs five pounds- at three months , but will only get up to 8 or 9.

 

Answer by themexican
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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I saw a pug and it was the size of a baby kitten. it was the coolest thing that i have ever seen. to here more about wat i saw, type me at rzaqueor@yahoo.com if u havent seen one u need to now. i like snowboarding! we can talk about boarding and pugs.  sweet huh. lol. type u all later.

 

Answer by LiLtnt0865
Submitted on 4/22/2004
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YES!!! I bought one for my daughter's 21st birthday about a month ago. He is also AKC registered! I got him from a breeder out of Georgia and I reside in Florida.

 

Answer by Farmerpig
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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This is the web site for a Lo-Sze Pug . They are mini pugs and they are great. We have two. No others are as small.They are true clowns...http://members.tripod.com/~colt-ashlynn/home.htm

 

Answer by DHubbs724
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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LiLtnt0865, can you please contact me with the contact information for the Georgia Breeder you bought your pug from, please?

dariushubbard@hotmail.com

 

Answer by black miniature pug luver
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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i would really like to see a picture of a miniature pug because one of my friends has a seven year old miniature pug that only weighs about eight maybe ten pounds is that healthy for a miniature pug?

 

Answer by black miniature pug luver
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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Can some one tell me where a good place to get a miniature pug in Florida would be. I would prefer it to be a breeder and to be not very expensive.

 

Answer by tanya
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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hello my pug is now 7 and a half months old and still doesnt weigh 8 pounds..she is our life..lol...if u would like to see a pic of her email me at scoobydracer@charter.net

 

Answer by sumangel
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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I live in San Diego, and would like to find a breeder for miniature pugs in Southern California, San Diego if possible, if anybody can help, please e-mail me at hitormissgirl@aol.com.  Thank you.

 

Answer by Affolters
Submitted on 5/24/2004
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We are wondering if anyone knows of any miniature Pug breeders in the upper Midwest (North Dakota; South Dakota; Montana; Minnesota). We have a standard size pug and are now looking for a miniature Pug. Please email aaffolter@marykay.com. Thanks!

 

Answer by AlPal
Submitted on 5/25/2004
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I am desperately looking for a black, female, tea cup/miniature/lo-sze - whatever you want to  call it - Pug. I live in Illinois but I'd be willing to go anywhere for her!  Please e-mail me at GRLWAKEMOM@aol.com

 

Answer by Alicia
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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I have two pugs of my own.  They are about 25 to 30 pounds full grown.  Table scraps don't help them much on there weight.  As for the mini pug--->It does not exist.  I've talked to many trustworthy breeders and read many books on "pugs", and a mini does not exist.  SORRY!  A runt of the litter yes, but not classified as a mini.  For all you people who want a great dog--->get a pug, they make great dogs.  They demand attention, will follow you everywhere you go, are extremely intelligent.  You really got to work on them when it comes to housebreaking, but it's worth it.
They come in 3 wonderful colors-->apricot, black. and fawn.
Alicia

 

Answer by Anonymous AKC Pug Breeder
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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No - there is no such thing as an AKC miniature pug or teacup pug. A healthy, AKC pug should range in weight anywhere from 14 to 22 pounds, depending on the size and sex. Our BREED STANDARD says that the ideal weight is between 14 an 18 pounds.

Just because you friend owns one, or you have seen on, does not mean that it is in fact what its claimed to be. I can GUARANTEE that there is no such thing as a purebred, AKC, mini or teacup pug. It is the same thing with brindle pugs. No such thing as a pure brindle pug. Pugs do not carry a brindle gene.

I have had a top winning AKC pug for several years and I was our local Pug Club's breeder of the year last year, so I believe I am qualified to tell you this. This is, in fact, as Celtic Archer said, is a scam put on by backyard breeders and puppy mills to con the unsuspecting public into paying. Very often there are no health guarantees and you are left with a very unhealthy dog.

Just keep an eye out. I would NEVER suggest getting a puppy from someone who sells dogs online either. Go to a reputable breeder. You may pay more for the dog in the beginning, but you'll be saving in the end.

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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sort of but one pug thats small is called a toy pug also the smallest pug is called a teacup pug not a mini pug but that could be a nickname or something like that i would know becaus i am a am a breeder farther

 

Answer by Leroy
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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I want a teacup pug and would love it if somebody would email me a breeders name or # anywhere in the us. My email is WWGD600@aol.com.

 

Answer by starkatz
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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try www.familyofpugs.com

 

Answer by no  name
Submitted on 6/20/2004
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I just saw one miniature pug in New York.. (Union Square).. It was so so so so adorable... I didn't know they existed...

 

Answer by Talya
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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I have been looking and researching about miniature pugs for a while now. I live in the North West, in Washington, and cannot find a breeder for these breeds of dogs. So, Please help, if you know of a breeder please contact me at, Social4life@aol.com

           Thank You,
            Talya

 

Answer by Brian&Jules
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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We are also looking for a breeder of mini pugs in PA.  If anyone knows of one and can email us the info we would greatly appreciate it.  jarosky@yahoo.com

 

Answer by chris and taysha
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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can someone help with mini pugs on east coast we live in pa but will travel. please email cgrove@rfglend.com, thanks much.

 

Answer by mdpug
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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wizard of claws does have beautiful sweet pugs, but please realize there is small print that states they do NOT guarantee size! my pug from there was to be 6-8pounds and at 10 months she is already 14 + pounds and still growing. she is bigger than the pug i bought locally for more than 1/3 less the cost at wizard of claws. they can only guess by parent weight and my salesman did NOT tell me that...he convinced me she would never be bigger than 10 pounds. Please note the puppy is beautiful and sweet and i would never trade her, but i was very disappointed and upset i spent so much on something that does not seem to truly exist (otherwise i would think i would have gotten some money back!)

 

Answer by Ali
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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http://www.wizardofclaws.com/pu7.jpg This is a link that has a picture and a description of a Minni pug. Meaning that they DO exists!

 

Answer by Ashley14
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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   A friend of mine in Oklahoma just recently got a miniature pug someone just put it in his truck and left!! So he took it to the vet and the vet said that it would get just a little bit bigger and that it had no diseases and it was healthy so he kept it. And it is so CUTE!! Ever since i seen it i have wanted on so if you find a Breeder PLEASE email me at:
                wrjhcheer@yahoo.com

 

Answer by CorduroySock
Submitted on 7/10/2004
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I have a 2 1/2 month regular pug puppy that goes everywhere with me.  I am daily asked if he is a miniature pug. I had never heard of such a thing before but the frequency of these comments suggests that there is such a thing.

 

Answer by blkpugmom
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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I would like to say that if someone truly wants a toy dog that a pug wouldn't be the best choice. They are lazy dogs, but they can't stand heat and a toy pup needs to be taken with you. And they can also get very fiesty not like most toy pups. I just wouldn't suggest someone that is in love with having a toy pup not to get a pug.

 

Answer by pugresq
Submitted on 7/13/2004
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Sure, miniature & teacup sized pugs do exist. They are created by unethical, greedy "breeders" trying to make a "designer dog" & a buck off of unsuspecting, uneducated people. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not buy a pug from Wizard of Claws! They are involved in numerous lawsuits and are notorious for their puppies having health issues. If you go to http://www.nopuppymills.com - there is an entire section in their forum about these people & testimonies from people who have bought from them.

 

Answer by pixie
Submitted on 7/18/2004
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I have a female pug and she is just the most lovable dog I have ever had.  She is not lazy, nor is she demanding.  I do not have to take her with me wherever I go.  She is 18lbs and our vet says she is just perfect in weight.  I have known pugs that weighted much more but they were males.  The male pug are definitely larger that the females.  I have never heard of a mini-pug.  If you want a small pug, get a female.  You can't get a pug by mixing them with another breed.  

 

Answer by Pugsley's Mama
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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I've been looking for a mini-pug and after seeing all of these responses. I think I'll skip the huge price-tag of a tiny pug and simply get a regular sized. I have a nine-year old pug now and I love her to pieces! Size doesn't matter in this case.

 

Answer by Goolia
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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DO NOT BUY YOUR PUPPY FROM WIZARD OF CLAWS!!!  JUST ONE QUICK GOOGLE OF THEM WILL REVEAL THE UNETHICAL AND CRIMINAL HABITS OF THIS COMPANY.  THEY ARE ABUSIVE PET DISTRIBUTORS AND A LARGE SUPPORTER OF PUPPY MILLS.  NOT ONLY WILL YOU BE GETTING CHEATED OUT OF A HEALTHY PET WHO MAY COST YOU THOUSANDS IN VET BILLS DOWN THE ROAD, BUT YOUR HEART MAY BE BROKEN AFTER YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR PUPPY AND REALIZE HE IS RIDDEN WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HAS A VERY SHORT LIFE SPAN.  IN ADDITION, YOU WILL BE SUPPORTING A DESPICABLE COMPANY, ENCOURAGING THEM TO CONTINUE TO RAISE AND ABUSE POOR INNOCENT PUPPIES!!!  

 

Answer by Monica
Submitted on 8/8/2004
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I have two pugs (male and female) that I love so much. So, I did not know that mini pugs exist. I would like to know them!! They must be lovable.  

 

Answer by pugsly
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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I have not seen the mini pug but was wondering if any one knows of any brindle pugs ?I know they exist to and don't tell me they are a made up color either .they were around when i was small and that was 50 years ago so it isn't a trend thing. and yes they can be registered akc.just as red bostons can you can email me at dogdaysinnnh@aol.com

 

Answer by PugLover
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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yo everyone out there that thinks www.wizardofclaws.com is the best place to by a pug they arent so go screw yourself and by a normal dog at your local pet stores

 

Answer by pug  lover
Submitted on 8/16/2004
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people on here say there is no such thing as a brendle colored pug  thats a bunch of crap!! i have 2 brendle pugs  male & female  and they are AKC registered
  please dont buy your puppys from puppy mills or from pet shops that wont show you who are the breeders (thats because they purchased that dog from a puppy mill or a truck that is filled with cages with various types of dog breeds) and most likely these puppys are sick due to the conditions they have been kept in. any good breeders will give you phone #`s of people that have purchased pups from them to verify the quality and help and temperment of the past pups they have sold.....please do your research this dog will become part of your family and live a long time and will be happy and healthy and bring much happiness to you and your familywhen purchased from a good,clean,loving,breeder.

 

Answer by PROPERBREEDER
Submitted on 8/17/2004
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TEA CUP DOGS DO NOT EXIST IN ANY BREED!!!!!!

YOU PEOPLE ARE REALLY DELUSIONAL, I BREED CHIHUAHUA'S!!!! AND MY FRIEND BREEDS PUGS!!!!

GEEEZ YOU PEOPLE ARE DUMB! ANYTHING SO SMALL AS WHAT U R TALKING ABOUT  IS UNHEALTHY

 

Answer by IWANTMINIPUG
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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Please send an e-mail too footballplaya5633@yahoo.com if you know of a breeder of mini pugs on the east coast OR ANYWHERE. I've seen so many cute pictures and read up on them ALOT! Please

 

Answer by caz
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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Maybe an actual breed called 'miniature pug' does not exist, but a dog that looks just like a pug and is miniature does! I have seen it myself and it is so cute.

 

Answer by Park Ave Pugs
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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First of all, there is no true miniature pugs, just like there are no true teacup breed dogs.  But, alot of breeders have tried to breed smaller and smaller versions of these breeds.  I am one of them and myself and another breeder have a new litter that will be available in mid-September.  The parents are 10 and 12 pounds and were are very excited with the outcome of the puppies.  The dam had 6 healthy, but tiny little babies.  The smallest is not yet 2 pounds at almost 12 weeks.  If you are interested, please e-mail me at parkavepets@hotmail.com for more information.  

 

Answer by da in ct
Submitted on 9/4/2004
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Why mess with perfection? I have a 3 yr. old female who weighs 20 lbs. and a 7 month male who was just weighed in at 17 lbs. I have owned many breeds of dogs, but now will never own anything else but a pug. Get a healthy "baby" and forget about having something "miniature". My dogs are smart, active, sweet, loving clowns and loyal companions. What else could anyone ask for?

 

Answer by LLL
Submitted on 9/12/2004
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Hi  i have 4 pugs. there is 3 females and 1 male. they are all grown up they're all about 18-19 pounds.My mom breeds them. They love to have a play mate. All my pugs are very  friendly. pugs are very smart.my 6 year old dog sam is very smart. We taught her how to sit in 3 days. she can also dance, lay down, and shake hands.PUGS ARE GREAT DOGS!!!!
    E-MAIL me at www.rtaman@boisecenter.net

 

Answer by Jennifer
Submitted on 9/19/2004
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I'm a pug lover and I would love to own a miniature pug! If anyone knows of a miniature pug breeder please email me the information, my email addy is lildevilgurl_04@hotmail.com. Thank you so very much!

 

Answer by TyNova
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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I have been looking for a pug breeder for a long time... A REGULAR PUG THOUGH. I live in Miami Florida. If anyone has any info, please e-mail me at arestheangryram@yahoo.com... Please HELP IF U CAN!!@!! We already brought all of the supplies... even the tag... His name will be Tiberious Nova Williams...

 

Answer by Tess
Submitted on 10/10/2004
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I have a mini pug for sale. She is 12 months old, fawn color and in wonderful condition having been pampered her whole life. She weighs 16lbs and stands about 12 inches high.I live in Stuart FL. Please email me at tessmur@hotmail.com if interested. She is AKC registered.

 

Answer by nelly's mom
Submitted on 10/16/2004
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PLEASE PLEASE do not buy your puppy from wizard of claws!! They have many many lawsuits against them, are listed in the Bad Business Bureau and sell sick puppymill dogs. Think about it, what kind of reputable breeder can actually breed that many different kinds of dogs in any kind of loving and caring way? These are sick puppies with genetic defects, and even though they say they have a health guarantee etc, if you do your homework you will be SO happy that you opted for a normal but HEALTHY puppy. Mini pugs, mini bulldogs, mini boston terriers do not exist (unless they are a runt) and anyone who says differently is lying!!

 

Answer by kerrie
Submitted on 11/14/2004
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Anyone whom buys from wizard of claws is an idiot...you are supporting a puppy mill! Pugs are SMALL dogs! Why must you have a dog smaller than the normal size?! If you want a smaller dog...get a different breed! Pugs tend to have several health problem, why add onto that by getting a "mini" from a puppymill? You people sicken me!!

Check out this site before you further your search!!

http://www.prisonersofgreed.org/pet-store-lawsuits.html

 

Answer by puglvr14469
Submitted on 11/15/2004
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YES WE OWN A MINI PUG AND HE IS SO CUTE AND HE WEIGHS 6.25 pounds

 

Answer by eia
Submitted on 11/26/2004
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Looking from a breeder in Tennessee who breeds small pug dogs....apparently they really do not have a registered "toy pug" according to the experts.  but I would like to get one that is as small as they come.
Any of the seven states that border Tn. would be OK too!  email at: mariamineoladd@comcast.net
thanks

 

Answer by Kaysie
Submitted on 11/30/2004
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If anyone could help me get ahold of a breeder I would appreciate it. gumdrop03@hotmail.com......Thanks a bunch

 

Answer by Nectarinepen103
Submitted on 12/7/2004
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There is a pending lawsuit against Wizard of Claws. There is no such thing as a mini pug. Pugs are considered "toy" by the AKC.
Do a search on Wizard of Claws and you'll find the press release regarding the lawsuit.

 

Answer by bunnygirl
Submitted on 1/27/2005
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you might want to check this site out before you go buying from wizard of claws! buyer beware... go to
http://www.badbusinessbureau.com/default.asp
and then enter a search for wizard of claws.

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 2/2/2005
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wizardofclaws.com
There are mini pugs there!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by megan
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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MINI PUGS ARE BAD!!! there made from pug runts breed. they have serious health issues

 

Answer by rarebreeders
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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Hello, as for the existence of mini pugs... They do exist but are a result of careful discriminatory breeding, that expands several generations, even up to 30 years. The idea is to breed the smallest and healthiest of a pug litter, with the same from a another. Over sometime you breed in certain characteristics to yield a specific result in a bloodline. Hence smaller pugs, that have the best of all characteristics found. I know I along with my affiliates have been doing this for quite sometime, but a mini pug is average just under 8-10lbs for girls and up to 10-12 lbs for males, as opposed to 14-22lbs. If you would like pictures of our litters and their parents respond w/ a request and I will prove it. P.s they are all AKC.

 

Answer by Dee Dee
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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I agree with those who say there is no such thing...  if they are mixing breeds to get a dog that LOOKS like a pug, it ISN'T truly a pug.  Just because something looks like a pug, doesn't mean thats what it really is... my husband and I bred and I got a daughter that looks EXACTLY like me...  however, she's NOT me...  she's part me and part daddy...  LOL  just an example. (both parents are in the child...  so you can call a dog bred from a pekinese and a chihuahua that looks like a pug, a mini-pug - it just isn't one)

 

Answer by PercyPug
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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I have a 4 month old black male pug that weighs approx. 2.6 lbs.  Never were we told he was miniature, but they diagnosed him with dwarfism.  We have been informed that he will weigh 4 pounds when he is full grown.  I suggest you look for dwarf pugs if your wanting a "teacup" version.  If anyone would like to see a picture of Percy (my little dwarf baby) email me at kasslyn11@aol.com.

 

Answer by districtsleepsalonetonite@hotmail.com
Submitted on 3/16/2005
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I would love to find a miniature pug!! If anyone can notify me of a breeder please please e-mail me with information..it would be GREATLY appreciated. My e-mail is districtsleepsalonetonite@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Courtney
Submitted on 3/18/2005
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I just saw my first miniature pug today and I have to have one!  I'm in Alabama, but if anyone knows of any breeders in surrounding states please e-mail me at pilka001@bama.ua.edu.  (I heard of one in Savannah, GA. but I don't know anything else about it.)

 

Answer by Stop Wizard of Claws
Submitted on 3/28/2005
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If you are looking to buy a puppy, DO NOT BUY from Wizard of Claws.  While they state that they are "breeders" or "consultants", they are in fact a pet store.  They are not a kennel as they also sometimes claim to be.  They are located in a strip mall in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Most of their puppies come from puppy mills, even though they say they are against them.  While they do not themselves buy from puppy mills, they do buy from brokers who buy their puppies from puppy mills.  James (aka Jim) and Gilda Anderson, the owners of Wizard of Claws, are known to buy at least some of their puppies from The Hunte Corporation, the largest puppy broker in the United States.  In 2002, the USDA charged James Anderson and Wizard of Cl'ozwith violations of the Animal Welfare Act in numerous areas including recordkeeping and veterinary care.  In 2003, they were found guilty of the charges by reason of default.  http://www.usda.gov/da/oaljdecisions/vol62/Vol62_at_185.htm .  This is the third time James Anderson was charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act under three different business names.  They have since changed the name of their business once again to Wizard of Claws.  James Anderson (DC# L34318) is also a convicted felon and was released from prison in 2001.  http://www.dc.state.fl.us/appcommon/searchall.asp?Action=Find  Therefore, Wizard of Claws is legally owned by his wife, Gilda Perez Anderson.

If you are looking to buy a puppy, DO NOT BUY from Wizard of Claws.  While they state that they are "breeders" or "consultants", they are in fact a pet store.  They are not a kennel as they also sometimes claim to be.  They are located in a strip mall in Pembroke Pines, Florida.  Most of their puppies come from puppy mills, even though they say they are against them.  While they do not themselves buy from puppy mills, they do buy from brokers who buy their puppies from puppy mills.  James (aka Jim) and Gilda Anderson, the owners of Wizard of Claws, are known to buy at least some of their puppies from The Hunte Corporation, the largest puppy broker in the United States.  In 2002, the USDA charged James Anderson and Wizard of Cl'ozwith violations of the Animal Welfare Act in numerous areas including recordkeeping and veterinary care.  In 2003, they were found guilty of the charges by reason of default.  http://www.usda.gov/da/oaljdecisions/vol62/Vol62_at_185.htm .  This is the third time James Anderson was charged with violating the Animal Welfare Act under three different business names.  They have since changed the name of their business once again to Wizard of Claws.  James Anderson (DC# L34318) is also a convicted felon and was released from prison in 2001.  http://www.dc.state.fl.us/appcommon/searchall.asp?Action=Find  Therefore, Wizard of Claws is legally owned by his wife, Gilda Perez Anderson.


 

Answer by Nicole Garcia
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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I am looking for a teacup pug. Please email me with any info. nicole@nwpawprints.com  I have a 13 lb girl and a 21 lb boy.

 

Answer by Terry
Submitted on 4/4/2005
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Desperate pug lover looking for a miniature pug.  If any one knows a breeder or has info please email me at:

tberry77489@hotmail.com

 

Answer by PugLover7
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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I would like a mini pug, i live in oklahoma and im willing to drive anywhere in oklahoma to get one. If there arent any mini pugs in oklahoma, i would like a normal sized pug, if anyone has any information please email me at: Lyshie2005@yahoo.com

and let me know how much they are i am particularly looking for a fawn male.

thank you
Aly White

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 4/8/2005
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DO NOT use that website www.wizardofclaws.com  it is clearly a puppy mill !!

 

Answer by krismartin
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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There is really no such thing as a mini-pug.There are some smaller pugs out there just like there are small people in the world.Some breeders that brag they have these dogs either let the dog stay wormey to stunt its growth or limit its food intake.I myself have two females that are light compaired to my other pugs.One is 9 and the other is 10 pounds.I will have new pups born in June.My website is http://www.webspawner.com/users/kristiemartin/

 

Answer by kirky
Submitted on 4/24/2005
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yes I have heard they are pug bred with a chihuahua (however you spell it) I am keen to see one and whether it looks exactly like a purebred pug . If anyone has any links with pics please post :)

 

Answer by Kelly
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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I am interested in locating and purchasing a miniature pug. I am located in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area.  If anyone has info please email me at KellyBear1026@yahoo.com.  

 

Answer by lygallegos
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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We have a small 9 lb pug who just had a pup,he is very small but healthy.I don't know about miniature pugs but I can tell that she is definately smaller than our other pugs by alot.for a picture email me at funnyfarmpugs@comcast.net

 

Answer by Krystyna
Submitted on 5/1/2005
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Does anyone know of any mini pug dog breeders
in the New York area? I would love to have one. Please e-mail me at aniabb@aol.com
Thanks,
Krystyna

 

Answer by kt
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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i would like info on where i miniature could get a miniature pug e-mail me at suferchikk16@austin.rr.com

 

Answer by Monique
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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IF ANY ONE HAS ANY INFO ON MINIATURE PUGS AND IF THERE IS ANY BREEDERS IN THE USA I WILL GO ANY WERE TO GET THIS MINIATURE PUG I AM 14 YEARS OLD AND I'M OBSESSED WITH PUGS I HAVE A PUG MYSELF AND I WOULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE USA TO GET THIS MINI PUG SO IF ANY ONE HAS ANYTHING ON THEM PLEASE SEND IT TO ME ON ITALIANBOO95@AOL.COM PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! MY MOM WILL GO ANYWERE TO GET THIS DOG FOR ME!

 

Answer by Celticice
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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I am a breeder of AKC black pugs.  As for miniature pugs, I have found no where they exist.  On June 18, 2005 we had a litter of pugs.  4 girls and 3 boys.  The runt of the litter weighs 1lb at 3 weeks.  According to the vet it is possible he will be really small (8-10lbs) but not a guarantee. We named him Sir Randall T. (Tiny) Butt due to his small size, his siblings are almost twice his size.  I live in Foley AL and if anyone wants info on our pugs you can contact us at shirleysher@gulftel.com  Pugs are very special.  They are comedians at heart.

 

Answer by shirleysher
Submitted on 7/23/2005
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From what I know, and I'm a new pug breeder, there is no such thing as a miniature pug.  We had our first litter of 7 AKC black pug puppies on June 18, 2005.  We had 4 girls and 3 boys.  We have a very special little boy.  At 5 weeks he weighs 1.2lbs.  He is going to be an exceptionally small dog weighing between 6-8lbs.  He has an open fontanel, and we are keeping a very close eye on it.  He is not malnourished, and actually we have been supplementing his food between feedings.  He is now eating puppy food.  He is just as rambunctious as the rest of the crew.  My problem is, he's for sale, but I'm the overprotective mama, and the thought of him leaving my house scares the heck out of me.  All my puppies have been given a good bill of health.  If you would like to discuss the "miniature puppy", contact me at shirleysher@gulftel.com

 

Answer by pug lover
Submitted on 7/27/2005
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ok blkpugmom i have a pug and its one of the most playful and loving dogs that ive ever seen so maybe u r thinking ove like a pekenese which is like the dog of the devil because pugs are awesome

 

Answer by shaun
Submitted on 7/27/2005
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hey, i was dog shoping the other day, and i saw a few mini pugs. I never heard of them either until i saw them , but now i defantley want one. i was told they only get to 10 LBs.

 

Answer by Mel
Submitted on 8/6/2005
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Yes, there is such a pug.  I have one and they are adorable.

 

Answer by CutiePie
Submitted on 8/8/2005
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I have a miniature pug so I am sure that the breed actually exists.  I bought mine from the mall in brunswick, ga.  There is also a breeder in gainsville florida.  

 

Answer by Jens4Christ
Submitted on 8/10/2005
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Hi,
I know a breeder who breeds mini pugs. They DO exist.I have read all the books and stuff that says they don't, but I owned one, so I know "for a fact" that they do. And some people will say that they aren't healthy if they're small too, but she was 100% healthy. So, people can say they don't exist all they want...but I've owned one...therefore no one can convince me otherwise.  She WAS registered too! I have another pug puppy now. He's not suppossed to get over 9 pounds when full grown. He's not registered, but my female was. She was beautiful. And as cute as a button. BELIEVE ME PEOPLE......There is such a thing as a miniature REGISTERED HEALTHY pug!! :)

 

Answer by Ro Ro
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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I have a 10 1/2 month old mini fawn pug who is 9 lbs full grown, he is so muscular, not chubby, has fabulous markings and is extremely adorable and charming,  I am looking to breed him or sell him due to I am to sick to care for him and I want him to go to a loving home to the right person or to breed him.  Please email me at sunbunnyro@yahoo.com   asap.  Thanks

 

Answer by kittypoocaca
Submitted on 8/26/2005
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You guys are retarded. A miniature pug?? Are you kidding me? Pugs are already in the toy group. How much smaller do you want them to be? Mini-Pugs are not a real breed. If somebody mixed up some mutt and it looks like a little pug thatís fine but itís not a breed itís a mutt. And chances are itís from some puppy mill and itís not going to be a healthy happy dog.

 

Answer by un-named Pug owner
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MINI PUGS! I know I had the runt of the litter and he was only about 4-5 pounds when I got him and he could go under my couch. Now he is about 18 pounds and is 15 inches tall which is tall for a pug. He was the runt ok? But know he is taller than his brother and sister and taller than anyother pug I have seen. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MINI PUGS! Get that into your head! I know. I am mad someone even sugested it! >:( I am a pug owner like I said.

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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I live in SAN FRANCISCO, but travel to VERMONT once a year.  I'm looking for a ****female runt***  Adore little pugs, my old roomate had one.  Let me know if you have any info.

xamy83@hotmail.com

 

Answer by RODRIGO GUEVARA
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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umm I work at a dog day care facility, and I came across these dogs that look like pugs, but their not pugs, dont be fooled their mini russel gerfauns thats now how u spell it,, anyway these dogs look like pugs, but area way smaller, I have 2 myself and have pups coming in. if ur interested email me rodrigos99@yahoo.com... these dogs are def mix i can tell u that, because no way in hell are you wanna see a purebread brown pug.. dont be fooled though.. its nothing big.. but if u want a mini pug and still lookin i have 3 on the way..


 

Answer by Megan5145
Submitted on 9/16/2005
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Yes, there is such thing as a miniature pug, i have one. She is a black miniature pug.

 

Answer by Marci
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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I am looking for a dog breeder and would like to find a good one. I have no be able to locate one so far. I live in Canada but if the breeder would ship the dog to Canada that would be okay as well. I am looking for a pug, maltipoo or english bulldog puppy. THANKS
melstewa@dal.ca

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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I would like to know of any breeders in the Massachusetts/New England area!!!!

 

Answer by Pug person
Submitted on 11/15/2005
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Ohhh my god you are all $%3$%$# Wizard of Claws is a puppy mill who is under federal charges of animal abuse.... they aren't mini... they are injected with worms and the moms are staved of food to make the puppies seem smaller, read the fine print... they do not guarantee the size of the pup... that is because as soon as you deworm and start giving it food it grows up to be a normal size pug...
pug female are normally 2-4 lbs at 8 weeks...that is NOT MINI
proper size of a pug is already small 14-18lbs.
When you mini a dog, you invite hundreds of health issues including liver shunts...
Because you want it smaller, bad breeders are abusing and torturing these animals to bring you and themselves a fast sale... do your homework... and in the long run save yourselve thousands in vet bills

Disgusted by stupid people

 

Answer by Natalie
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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If anyone knows of a mini pugbreeder PLEASE let me know. vbaby020@yahoo.com Thank you

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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if anyone knows where i can get a small...er pug let me know... i know they probably arent real but i really want a pug, and i would love to have a little dog that i can carry around with me everywhere... i was just wondering if there were any breeders who bread smaller pug... if anyone knoes of one plase e mail me...
kthas2p@netscape.net

 

Answer by Brady
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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I think I may have been duped. I just purchased a so called mini pug today. She`s  10 weeks old and weighs 4 lbs. The gal at the puppy store called her a mini pug but on the paperwork, it just says pug.

Regardless. she has a sweet disposition and we`ll love her no matter if she`s a mini or not She`s all black with a white star on her chest. My daughter named her Roxy after Roxy surfing company.

Regardless, she`ll have a happy life in our loving home

 

Answer by Brady
Submitted on 12/18/2005
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I just purchased a so-called mini pug. She is 10 weeks old and weighs 4 lbs. After reading the posts here, I think I was duped. Regardless, she is an adorable pup and will be a welcomed addition to our home.

BTW, she is all black with a white star on her chest and my daughter nemed her Roxy.

 

Answer by Sonja
Submitted on 12/21/2005
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I'm looking for a miniature pug to buy. Im in Limpopo South Africa. Please contact me at sonja.fourie@lafarge.com

 

Answer by carly
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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I have a mini pug and shes just great i got her from a breeder and the father of my pug carried a smaller gene then the mother thats how they ended up with her they are wonderful little dogs and so cute she is 7 pounds and 5 months old.

 

Answer by carly
Submitted on 1/4/2006
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if anyone is wondering where they can get a mini pug i breed them you can contact me at carlyjohns@yahoo.com

 

Answer by pugalicious
Submitted on 1/10/2006
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Yes, they exist....and yes, they can be AKC registered, and NO there are examples of some substantially smaller versions...It's all  in the genes people...Not always are the breeder's "greedy"  or "backyard" breeders.  I think it is just some pug breeders have very large pugs, and have a vicious temperament.  I have AKC registered pugs; Ming, MoMo, Meeko, and MiNi Ming.  Ming had her first litter when she was 4, and in that litter all 6 babies were equal in size, without any noticable difference UNTIL around the 4 week.  Then a couple of the babies slowed down in growth, but not in girth.  
Ming has had 3 litters, and out of the 3; 4 babies were produced that way; and now weigh between 5 -10lbs.
I currently have a boy that will be ready January 20th.  artmistyj1@alltel.net

 

Answer by bubba
Submitted on 1/11/2006
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I have a mini-pug and she is the best dog i'veever had and she is a mutt....chiua and peke mix i a 'm also looking for another if someone finds a breeder please email me at jcgilmore888@hotmail.com

 

Answer by etherbuni
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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"http://www.wizardofclaws.com/pu7.jpg This is a link that has a picture and a description of a Minni pug. Meaning that they DO exists!"

Isn't it obvious from the website that his is some sort of freakish puppy mill?  Reputable breeders do not breed a gillion different breeds!  It seems like there is "miniature" everything these days (heck, even miniature llamas--why would you want a miniature llama?  (and before anyone responds, I'm a llama breeder, so don't say they are alpacas)  Anything can be bred down to a miniature, but it is difficult, and full of potential genetic problems.  My brother rescued a mini pug, and has already had to spend quite a bit at the vet ophthalmologist.  She's cute as a button, but pugs are supposed to be one of the bigger toy breeds.  How about considering something like a Japanese Chin if you want something smaller?

 

Answer by Dr Vic
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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No actually there is NOT a true breed of miniature pugs. Actually it is a selling ploy breeders use to get you to buy their pugs. Why these pugs are so small is either the breeders withhold food from them, causing them to lose nutrients and not develope the proper muscle tissue, or they breed out genetical defective pugs who are small due to the defect to make a smaller litter. Either way, it is unhealthy for pugs to be this small. But there is another tiny furry animal that is the size of a teacup. Its called a RODENT

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 2/16/2006
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okay it looks like no one has been into this for a few years. but i am REALLY wondering where these pugs came from and if they really do have health problems?????

 

Answer by Emily Duesler
Submitted on 2/17/2006
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I would really like any advice, information or BREEDER information for the Wisconsin area or anywhere.  I know many people have stated that these teacup pugs do not exist but if they do, I really want one.  Please let me know as soon as you can. Thank you so much please email me at eduesler@uwm.edu  thanks

 

Answer by puggy wuggy
Submitted on 3/3/2006
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i hope there is a such thing cause i really want one!!!!!

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 3/26/2006
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There is NO SUCH THING AS A MINI PUG!!!  All of you who want a mini pug need to do a little research!  Go to the AKC website and see if you can find a "mini pug".
The website that Ali posted was a picture of a puppy pug.  Thats how they all look when they are young!  
I am a obsessive pug lover and I hate when people try to alter the breed.  Pugs are PERFECT just the way they are.  If you want a smaller dog get a chihuahua.  
If you are seriously considering buying one of these supposed "mini pugs"  PLEASE email me at number_1_puglover@yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to explain more.

 

Answer by pugdaddy
Submitted on 4/2/2006
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I bought a pug from an apartment breeder in VA because it was advertised as a "Miniature Pug".  Of course, all pugs are very small as puppies! But my pug grew to regular size.  Fortunately that was no problem because pugs are just great fun and great pets. My pug has been absolutely great with my granddaughter since my granddaughter was born and she is now 3.  She does every kind of playing with the dog, and the dog has always patiently and calmly gone along with it! The good thing about a regular pug is that they are very sturdy while being little at the same time. They are a rarity among the toy breeds. No sturdier lap dog exists!

 

Answer by tobykw13
Submitted on 4/3/2006
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There is a breeder on www.1-ads.net that claims to have mini pugs. I am skeptical though

http://www.1-ads.net/tiny-tea-cup-pug-babies-available-now,665874_class.htm

 

Answer by tobykw13
Submitted on 4/3/2006
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There is a breeder on www.1-ads.net that claims to have mini pugs. I am skeptical though

http://www.1-ads.net/tiny-tea-cup-pug-babies-available-now,665874_class.htm

 

Answer by Kellie
Submitted on 4/7/2006
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I have a mini pug and he's 2 pounds but he'll get to 8 pounds full grown, so mini pugs are real!

 

Answer by Lala
Submitted on 4/25/2006
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You guys are crazy. There is no such thing as Mini Pug.  They are just pug puppies.  The normal size pug must be at least 14-22lbs for full grown.  I have pugs for many years and there is no such thing.  The pugs you have seen must have been the puppies.  They are very small when they are young. Do somemore research before saying "I have seen a mini pug!"

 

Answer by K
Submitted on 4/26/2006
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Wizardofclaws is a notorious puppy mill! They have sold so many puppies that have gotten very ill or died.

www.stopwizardofclaws.com

http://www.voy.com/197170/ (for victims of Wizardofclaws)

http://forums.petlovers.com/vb/printthread.php?t=2022  (about lawsuits against them)

http://forums.petlovers.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2022 (more lawsuits)

 

Answer by Banana
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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http://www.hoobly.com/0/0/200115.html
i would LOVE a mini-pug too, but after reading this i'm not so sure... if this is true, then we should all stop encouraging corrupted breeders to do such things to these beautiful dogs...

 

Answer by A Pug Owner
Submitted on 5/17/2006
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You people all make me sick.  Just accept pugs for what they are.  "t-cup" or "mini" pugs are just runts that are breed to create more runts.  It is terrible that people promote this.  These dogs will grow up to be problematic dogs.  T-CUPS DO NOT EXIST AND THEY ARE NOT A REAL BREED.  If you people all want a dog for what it looks like, well you're getting a dog for the WRONG reason.

 

Answer by enolaabs
Submitted on 5/31/2006
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I know that there was a breeder on puppyfind.com. I recently contacted her and asked how these puppys came about. She told me that it has taken her many centuries to develope them. Her family has been doing this for along time. How they did this was picking the smallest pug that that could find and mating it with the smallest of there litters. They also advised me that if the female pug is under 4 lbs. that she could not be breed. They are a registered breed. Not a made up story to make a buck.    

 

Answer by sassygramma
Submitted on 6/5/2006
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I AM LOOKING FOR A MINATURE PUG I JUST LOVE PUG DOGS SO IF ANY ONE IN VERMONT HAS ONE PLEASE EMAIL ME SASSYGRAMMA46@YAHOO.COM

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 6/11/2006
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Hi all. I live in Australia and don't believe the mini pug is available here yet. I would love to be proven wrong, so if anyone knows of an Australian breeder please email me at laura_anderson_private@yahoo.com.au
I would be eternally grateful.

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 6/21/2006
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I have one, they exist, they just dont get as fat and as wrinkly, they are petite

 

Answer by peadiddle
Submitted on 7/4/2006
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No No Miniature Pugs, some Pugs have large litters and you might have a runt. Be careful the runt can have health problems. I had one and wanted to keep her, but I had promised her to a couple with the understanding she might have health problems. Though my Vet said she was very healthy and could find nothing to be concerned about.
Peadiddle

 

Answer by Juergen
Submitted on 7/4/2006
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There is no register such as AKC, CKC, or the international FCI that recognized a miniature pug yet. Nevertheless, there may be minis which are usually very poorly bred or mixed. The current standard for pugs is 13 to 18 lbs (was up to 23lbs before the standard was last revised in the 1980s) I have a mini myself; he was born with a cleft palate and barely survived. He is healthy now, but was not meant to live and turned out to be mini because of his condition. My advice as a breeder of many years: stay away from the minis. They are generally not sound and no reputable breeder breeds a mini. They are either accidents, mixed breeds, unhealthy puppies, or bred by backyard breeders who found a niche.

 

Answer by Jenny  E
Submitted on 7/6/2006
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I just bought a mini pug where we have gotten all our animals. This is a reputable pet store and breeder in our Seattle WA area. They had a sister and brother she was short hair and he was long hair. we named our boy Scout. He is almost three months and weighs 2 and 1/4 lb's Our vet said he is the picture of health and we love him to death. I have severe health problems so a "mini" was the way to go. He is puppy pad trained for when I'm too ill to take him out but loves going for long walks also. At full grown he will be just over or just under 10 lb's If anyone wants to see pics just e-mail me at enddrama007@comcast.net His sister may still be available I'm not sure. But I could call if anyone is interested. I hope to breed him when he is older.

 

Answer by lindiloulou
Submitted on 7/12/2006
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i have raise a toy pug he now weight 2lbs 3oz anyone that would like to get in touch with me you are welcome to e-mail me at lindiloulou@ yahoo.com or call me at 501 327-7117 thanks lindi

 

Answer by Be careful
Submitted on 7/19/2006
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Careful!!! Breeders who breed 3 or different types of dogs are often puppy mills. they don't care about the well being of their dogs, they churn out puppies regardless of the parents health, and are often kept in terrible conditions. Dogs that are bred down to tiny proportions can have cardiac malformation and knee problems. Find a reputable breeder, not just someone breeding dogs for a quick buck.

 

Answer by Aly
Submitted on 7/27/2006
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Yah, to all of you who say the pug is a lazy and boring breed... I wouldn't never want to buy one of YOU!  The pug is the most loving,loyal, intelligent, quirky and spirited toy dog!  My family has always raised pugs, everyone IN my family owns atleast 2 pugs (amongst other dog breeds) and I myself just purchased my first pug!  So, I would have to highly recommend the pug to anyone who can hack taking care of another living thing, b/c they are your children! And you'll love them just the same!

 

Answer by CuriousMe
Submitted on 7/28/2006
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"They are created by unethical, greedy "breeders" trying to make a "designer dog"",

just wanted to point out that this comment sounds ridiculous to me, aren't ALL BREEDS Just "designer dogs"? if it is not ethical to shape how dogs look NOW,then what made it ethical when people shaped them in the past?

I think people are just continuing to shape dogs as they have been.

 

Answer by kris
Submitted on 8/14/2006
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i have wonderful pugs that stay very small.My female mother is 9 pounds and she is cute as a button.http://www.webspawner.com/users/kristiemartin/index.html

 

Answer by pufflefluff
Submitted on 8/16/2006
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yes!miniature pugs do exist. i happen to have one and it ways 6 pounds. My vet also said that it wont grow anymore. i also see them all the time at the dog park.  So if you are interested in puschasing a mini pug, there are plenty of reputable mini pug breeders out there.  Please don't let all these people dim your spirits.  Mini pugs are not purchased often so they need your help! please!! think of all the poor homeless miniature pugs with their cute little wrinkly faces! o and by the way, my mini pug is named puffle.

 

Answer by geauxtigers
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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please send me some info if anyone has on a mini pug, i would like to know how i could get one! thank you

jnnfrgross@yahoo.com

 

Answer by new pug mom
Submitted on 9/6/2006
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I just bought a beautiful little pug. I have only had her a week and already could not bear to let her go at 7 1/2 weeks old she is less then half a pound.and maybe 8 inches long so all you that say that mini pugs dont exsit tell my  baby shes not real ! she is pure bread in alberta canada
jmbastien98@yahoo.ca

 

Answer by pugs n kisses
Submitted on 9/13/2006
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thank you for posting the info on "wizard of claws". i ,too, have heard that they are not ethical breeders.( although they were advertising on puppyfind.com)
i disagree,however, with the statement to "never buy a puppy online". there ARE reputable,caring,loving,ethical breeders who list on puppy find. i am one. all of my pugs live IN my home,not a kennel. my females are bred once per year and i screen for the best of homes.i generally will have only 3-4 litters maximum per year,have a waiting list and MANY references. i DO care for my pugs as if they are family and breed them for conformation,the love of the pug breed and to bless others ,spreading the joy of pug ownership.also,for every pug puppy i place,thats one less puppy sale supporting a puppy mill. you DO have to do your research,though,if looking online. ask for references,preferably from those who have been to the breeders home. most reputable breeders will have a waiting list,also. and beware...there are many puppy mills,especially in the state of missouri(southwestern missouri,primarily) i do NOT believe that "miniature" pugs exist. hoping that one day they do,though,but only if the pugs arent affected genetically by doing so. that is a major concern!!

 

Answer by pugs n kisses
Submitted on 9/13/2006
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thank you for posting the info on "wizard of claws". i ,too, have heard that they are not ethical breeders.(check out http://www.stopwizardofclaws.com/  )
i disagree,however, with the statement to "never buy a puppy online". there ARE reputable,caring,loving,ethical breeders who list on puppy find. i am one. all of my pugs live IN my home,not a kennel. my females are bred once per year and i screen for the best of homes.i generally will have only 3-4 litters maximum per year,have a waiting list and MANY references. i DO care for my pugs as if they are family and breed them for conformation,(according to akc standards)the love of the pug breed and to bless others ,spreading the joy of pug ownership. you DO have to do your research,though,if looking online. ask for references,preferably from those who have been to the breeders home. most reputable breeders will have a waiting list,also. and beware...there are many puppy mills,especially in the state of missouri(southwestern missouri,primarily) do not buy from pet stores,they are often supplied by puppy mills. as long as others are purchasing from mills,kennels,pet stores,they keep them in business! i do not believe that "miniature" pugs exist. hoping that one day they do,though,but only if the pugs arent affected genetically by doing so. that is a major concern!! RESEARCH,RESEARCH, RESEARCH !!!

 

Answer by rodoula
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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i don't really know if there is such a breed but i am looking for a miniature pug too,if you have informations please contact me at rodoula_vass@yahoo.gr

 

Answer by Shasta
Submitted on 9/28/2006
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There are indeed brindle pugs! I have seen pictures in old books of a breeder with a arm full of brindle pugs! AKC is reconizing them and they only Register dogs that are registerable they DNA test and even check lines of dogs that are questionable. People need to realize that brindles will be popping up in virtually every line of pug and it now must be accepted as the blacks are finally being accepted. This breeder has beautiful brindles pugs and a good exsplanation and her line has been investigated by AKC even. It all makes perfect sense http://www.spotlightkennels.com/ she has stunning dogs.

 

Answer by MONAME
Submitted on 10/17/2006
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YES I HAVE ONE

 

Answer by Jillian
Submitted on 10/19/2006
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I would like to purchase a minature pug that will only grow up to 4 pounds. Please contact me if you are a reputable breeder jillianrollinger@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Kimberleigh
Submitted on 10/20/2006
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I'm also looking to buy a mini pug, but not until January/February 2007.

If anyone has any info on where to get one of these little guys in the Ontario, Canada area, please email me.

kimberdale43@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 10/21/2006
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I have a male pug who is almost 2 years old and weighs 12 lbs.  He is the smallest pug that I have ever seen.  I have never heard of mini pugs...  I'm assuming that he is just the runt of the litter.  Both of his parents were fairly small.  I bought him from a breeder in Dallas.

 

Answer by suey
Submitted on 11/7/2006
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I've a T-Cup Pug, she's born to be that tiny in her litter, now almost 5 months, her body is only 5 inches, like a new born pug. Her brother is 10 more times bigger than her now. I'm curious to know her market price. sueysnow@yahoo.ca

 

Answer by pug breder
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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As a breeder of pugs in the Uk I am appalled to see our favourite pug breed 'messed about' with by crossing them with other breed types. The original pedigree pug has been bred for hundreds of years and is one of the 'oldest' pedigree breeds in the world. For the up and coming fad lovers who like to think that crossing the pure bred pug with other breeds is fun I say...just give it a few years and if you want a real pedigree pure bred pug in the future you are going to  be paying 'megabucks' for them as the real thing will be costing the earth due to the rarity of their pure blood pedigree bloodlines which are already hard to come by in the UK.

 

Answer by pug lady
Submitted on 11/14/2006
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Hello, I am a breeder of pugs, fawns and blacks and I also have a mini pug as a pet. The way to get a mini is not by breeding but by hand raising the tiniest runts of a litter my hand. This pups usually would not live and only live with the best of care. They do not normally get to "full size". Many breeders will put down these pups because of the work involved. My baby is slightly over 7 pounds and is full grown. She is extremely healthy and if you can find a breeder that took the time to raise one by hand you should also find yourself a nice mini.

 

Answer by dancestrokes
Submitted on 11/26/2006
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There is no official AKC miniature pug breed.   However like any breed of animal sometimes there are very tiny versions born.   If bred with other tiny pugs, additional smaller than normal pugs may be produced.  One of our pugs is much smaller than normal, only 15 lbs.  She is inclined to produce other smaller than normal pugs which one may choose to label as "miniature".  If anyone is interested in one of her pups, we will have a litter coming up soon.   Contact me at dancestrokes@juno.com.

 

Answer by Michelle
Submitted on 1/8/2007
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Hi I'm not sure you would call them minis but mine was born with shorter legs then her brothers and sisters, she is so short she has a hard time walking in the snow or anything deep. I would be afraid to breed her by the time it would for her to be due I would have to follow her around with a sheet under her so her little wee tummy wouldn't drag. So if you love you Pugs please be careful!

 

Answer by snug pugs
Submitted on 1/9/2007
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Though there is no AKC official breed for a miniature pug, pugs are occasionally born genetically small just like humans.   When bred these smaller pugs often have puppies that have inherited their smallness.  One of our pug females is much smaller than normal = 15 lbs.   She is expected to have a litter this spring.  Anyone interested in one of her puppies may contact by going to our website at http://www.geocities.com/snugpuginrug

 

Answer by hawksta
Submitted on 1/19/2007
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Yes there is such a thing. I have a miniature pug.

 

Answer by jade
Submitted on 2/13/2007
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if anyone knows where to get a miniature pug from please contact me as my little girl wants one and i would like it to be located in the London area or england if possible thank you hunnybum4eva@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Liz
Submitted on 2/16/2007
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I have a sort of mini pug. He was from a litter of all normal size pugs but he was just smaller then the rest. He is six months old and weighs six pounds. He is also alot shorter then other pugs i have seen.

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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Yes there is such thing as a miniture pug but miniture pugs are not some thing you would breed its something that just happens a friend of mine breeds pugs and has a male and female that are normal size that one out of every other litter has been miniture weighting about 4 to 6 pounds full grown

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 2/26/2007
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Yes there is such thing as a miniture pug but miniture pugs are not some thing you would breed its something that just happens a friend of mine breeds pugs and has a male and female that are normal size that one out of every other litter has been miniture weighting about 4 to 6 pounds full grown

 

Answer by saki
Submitted on 3/5/2007
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my pug is tiny....... she is only 12 pounds full gown.  That's a tea cup.

 

Answer by Snug Pugs
Submitted on 3/6/2007
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We have a petite pug female that is due to deliver a litter April 11, 2007.   You can check us out at http://www.geocities.com/snugpuginrug or e-mail me at dancestrokes@juno.com

 

Answer by eve
Submitted on 3/11/2007
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they are at crufts in Birmingham UK as a recognised breed so yes they are

 

Answer by David
Submitted on 3/21/2007
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Yes there are mini pugs. I own one and am looking to sell her to someone with lots of love in the SLC, UT area. I just can't find anyone.

 

Answer by kaitlynn
Submitted on 4/4/2007
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yes there is a miniature pug because i am a member of the AKC kennel club and there is such a dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by sidewinder
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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I have a answer for you yes there are brindle AKC Pugs and yes they are real they introduced frenchies to pug blood before the stud books were closed years ago. this is done in many breeds by the way they are created from several breeds to make a breed anyhow they did this to improve on width and bone in the breed. Now it is a throw back to those genetics and is now brindle color  popping up in pugs, they don't want you to know this though so mums the word.. Brindle pugs are true pugs for sure DNA tested for real AKC is now accepting this and Canada registry is almost approved them for show. Read all about it. Facts are in now.

 

Answer by Gracey
Submitted on 4/17/2007
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Can anyone here show me link with a pic of a miniature Pug along side a normal sized Pug? I bought a Pug last year and even as an adult she is still half the size of my other Pug. I am wondering if she is what's called a miniature one? Thanks.

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 4/30/2007
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I just bought a miniature pug, from a puppy store in New Jersey near Woodbridge

 

Answer by AJ
Submitted on 5/24/2007
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yes there is such a thing as a miniature pug it is not 3 pounds but more like between 10 and 18 pounds about have the size of a pug.

 

Answer by kingg711
Submitted on 5/30/2007
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Some of these folks are just blind and don't understand

 

Answer by liza
Submitted on 6/21/2007
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I have heard of mini pugs i dont think there real because i just went to the pet store and they said there was only one type and plus pugs are hard to take care of.But i really want one!

 

Answer by jamjamjamjam
Submitted on 7/6/2007
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Hi,

I really want to believe there is a such thing as a mini pug but i dont think there is.

People probably will ignore this but if they find one please e-mail me at Princess-christina@inbox.com

 

Answer by Mer
Submitted on 7/9/2007
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i have a huge dog so i am dieing for a small one! i love pugs but i really want one i can hold and cuddle forever! but i am affraid my 1 and a half year old bernese moutain dog will hate me and want to run away beacause i abandoned her! should i get a mini pug ?

by the way mini pugs are real!!

 

Answer by channaxo
Submitted on 7/15/2007
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I have an AKC registered, pure bred pug (not a mini) & I love her to death!! She weighs @ 12 pounds, full grown, and she's 4 1/2 years old. Of course that's because she's the runt of the liter but I am proud to say that the $$$ I spent was well worth it!! I wouldn't suggest for anyone to get a mini-pug (as some call it), they are not pure and can have MANY health complications down the road. --

 

Answer by Silly
Submitted on 7/16/2007
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Mini pugs are a real type of dog they are a new breed and i am planning on getting one if anybody knows about a free or cheap one e-mail me a Robertaaa24@aim.com thank you so much!!!!

 

Answer by Pugowner
Submitted on 7/16/2007
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I have a female pug which was a "dud" from a breeder of questionable practice. We tended to take the duds as otherwise they would be put down I suspect. Our female weighs about 14 lbs and our male is 19. At 14 lbs many people think she's a puppy although shes 2 years old. People who don't own pugs perception of pugs is tainted by Paris Hilton and other dog lugging celebs. Pugs need attention - not kind of - they need you. They are also subject to temperature problems which you must pay attention to. If cold they sleep under the covers. If hot, they can barely cool down. Not real good for busy people. Please don't take getting a pet lightly - and take one thats in need first. I love pugs look at many and choose one. Then promote the good places.

 

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