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Discussion in 'The Dog Breeds' started by Abrica, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    I think that as long as you act well (and you have) everything is fine. I saw a member here was ten....very disrespectful, so he was removed. I'm younger, too, LOL!
     
  2. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    And again: Thank you for researching!!! Once you find a dog, be sure to post pictures!! I love looking at pics :).
     
  3. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    Hey, age doesn't matter !!! If it did, I'd be off for being over the hill !! I think it's great for you to be part of the family. You're behaving yourself !!
     
  4. pitbulliest

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    I'm 20 but I act 10..so I'd be off for being way under the hill..

    lol...annnywhhooo...
     
  5. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Hey there. :)
    Papillonss can be wonderful with kids, but they key is that they have to be gentle and have respect for the dog. The same thing goes for any dog, but it's especially important with smaller dogs that can be more easily injured by rough play. (I'm not saying "no roughhousing"! My little guy loves to wrestle with me, I just have to be gentler with him than I am with, say, my Border Collie)

    I don't see why a Pap would do poorly in a home with kids, as they are a very playful breed when it comes to being with their families. Supervision is the key, with the younger kids & paps, however. I wouldn't ever leave any dog, of any breed, unattended with young children.

    Oh and I disagree with the statement that Papillons are difficult to groom. My dog is bathed once, SOMETIMES twice monthly, and his ear fringe/tail/leg feathering is combed a couple of times per week. He has lovely silky hair that isn't very prone to matting. He also does have a slightly shorter coat than many of the papillons you see in the show ring (I personally do not care for that look, I think they look like Pomeranians who have had their hair relaxed.) so perhaps a dog with a longer, thicker coat would need daily combing. Still, they're tiny dogs and it doesn't take much more than 5 minutes a day to brush them. You can do that when you're watching TV. ;)

    I think rescue is a great idea, I'd check your local shelters for any dogs that might fit your description. One problem with rescuing small dogs is that small-dog or breed rescues tend to take them, and most private rescues will not place small dogs with children. I looked long and hard for a rescue papillon and found nothing, so I went to a breeder. Should you decide to buy from a breeder, PLEASE make sure you buy from an ethical, reputable breeder. The papillon club of america has a breeder referral, I would personally go through them to find a breeder. You might be put on a waiting list for a pup, but it is well worth it.

    I'm not an expert on the breed but I do paps fairly well so if you have any questions regarding them, feel free to ask. :) Good luck in your search!
     
  6. RD

    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Oh and add me to the list of the "under the hill" ones. LOL. :p
     
  7. Abrica

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    thanx guys, and thanx rip's girl for the info
     
  8. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    mrose_s BusterLove

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    a great dane, lol, there so lovely


    but the size thing may not be so good
    I grew up with big dogs all my life, they can knock you over but its a good learning experiance if you dont want your kids afraid of large animals
     
  10. Mordy

    Mordy Quigleyfied

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    hmm. from the criteria you posted, boston terrier comes to mind. they are great little dogs and don't require much grooming.
     
  11. showpug

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    Pug?

    You may want to consider a pug for your family. Pugs are very sturdy loving family companions. They love children and have legs that are less prone to breaking than some of the others. Pugs are hyper for the first 1-2 years as many puppies are and then they begin to calm down. They do shed and need their wrinkles cleaned regularly, but for the most part are easy keepers. Pugs however, are not dogs that you can take for long hikes or runs. They overheat easily and are not very active dogs. If you do decide to consider a pug, MAKE SURE you invest the time and effort into a good responsible breeder. These poor babies are so overbred and poorly bred now days that it's easy to end up with a disaster, not to mention a pug that does not look like a pug is suppose to look!!

    Happy breed hunting! :)
     

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