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Subject:Missing the puppies
Time:10:57 am
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So I've filled out the adoption forms and waiting for call backs. I REALLY wanna save a chihuahua. I still have lots of love to give and Princess knew that. I need to have another lovely baby around. Soooooo. I wanna ask a question if I may. I've only owned and raised a female dog for 17 years. Can anyone tell me if raising a male dog is that "difficult or challenging?" I want to do what is right for the dog. I just want to know if I'd be biting off more than I can chew by saying I'll take male or female.

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ellesque
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Time:2006-02-07 07:19 pm (UTC)
I've never had a female dog, so I can't say, but I've had my male dog for 4 months now (he's 7 months old) and I can't say I've had any gender-related problems with him. Before he was neutered, he started to hump things and lift his leg to pee on trees, and after he was neutered, he stopped humping, but still lifts his leg to pee on trees (but he squats when he's inside on his wee wee pads).
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jordan23
Subject:thx
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Time:2006-02-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm I see. Good to know. I don't think I'll get too much many choice of "wee pups." Most I have seen are 8 months and older and the pups would be neutered/spayed before I'd get 'em. So That's not a prob. So far so good. I don't care the dog's sex...I just wanna save and love one. I'm missing a sleep buddy when my gf isn't around. *Sigh*

j
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carouselrose
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Time:2006-02-07 07:31 pm (UTC)
I've never had a female dog, so I've got no comparison to make...but I've had male dogs all my life and I've never found anything difficult or challenging about them. It's a long story, but my 2 little boys still haven't been fixed and they remain a total delight, very sweet and loving, both with me and with each other...I hope you find a baby to love, I know how I felt after losing Dudley and what getting Beau and then Brodie have done for me...
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jordan23
Subject:Awwwww
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Time:2006-02-07 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the comment.
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al2o3cr
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Time:2006-02-07 08:54 pm (UTC)
My two boys also aren't netuered and I have 0 male-negative behavior. They don't hump, dont mark, etc,
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jordan23
Subject:wow
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Time:2006-02-07 11:01 pm (UTC)
o.O
Hee hee
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aqueoustransmeg
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Time:2006-02-07 08:32 pm (UTC)
I have had both male and female dogs and I kind of prefer male dogs. Now I admit my pug I have now Trojan was SUCH a marker....he still marks occasionally after another dog visits or like when we got our new puppies....but after he was fixed it pretty much stopped. I mean he was marking multiple places per week....now he might do it once a month or so...which to me is like nothing. My older chi is now 8 months old and he has NEVER marked in the house....EVER. He doesn't even really do it on walks. He will see Trojan lift his leg and he tries to pee again the first few times but he's empty and he gives up :) My new lil guy I don't know what he will be like with the marking situation but since he is practially potty trained now I am not worried. Trojan was just hard to potty train [pugs are TERRIBLE at it] and so he was not potty trained when he got the marking smell in his pee.

Other than marking though I LOVE my boy dogs :) They are so rambunctous and just very much little boys. We joke because my Quik will tear across the backyard right through the mud puddles and my mom's little female coco will literally tip toe around them. He likes to eat bugs and dig holes and be a dirty lil dog...and Coco likes to play quietly with her own toys. He is SUCH a little boy and she is SUCH a little girl! I've heard people say boy dogs are not as affectionate....phooey! Not true at all....and honestly...minus the marking....I think they are easier to housetrain. I've heard boys are easier to train in general...but I just love em :) I'm sure if each of my three dogs had acted exactly the same way when I got them but were girls I would've still gotten each of them :) In fact I wanted a black female pug...and I ended up with a fawn male :)
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jordan23
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Time:2006-02-07 08:46 pm (UTC)
Good to know. Very helpful.
My girl wants a pug!!! I gave her a book to read first and then she'll be tested before her dog hunt begins! -smiles-

Jordan
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aqueoustransmeg
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Time:2006-02-07 09:18 pm (UTC)
Obviously I love chihuahuas....but I love pugs too :) I can't imagine not having either one. Pugs are very loud, very stubborn, and they chew EVERYTHING....but they have the sweetest hearts. A professor in my college was an archologist as well as a pug owner. Their pugs were like their kids and went EVERYWHERE with them. Long story short his pug Wally ate some acient Mayan pottery shards...priceless ancient mayan pottery shards. Since it was earthenware he managed to pass it just fine but nevertheless after that point when he went on trips Wally stayed teathered to his belt loop.
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jordan23
Subject:OMG
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Time:2006-02-07 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah totally. I love dog, but for some reason smaller ones win over large, I liked how even at 17 years old ppl still thought my Princess was 2 or 4 years. They are always puppy at heart, but she still looked the part. You know?
My good buddy has a pug/chi mixed that he saved. Best of both worlds! She's a cutie, hyper pup! We call her a chug!! Her real name is Denny.

J
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aqueoustransmeg
Subject:Re: OMG
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Time:2006-02-07 11:08 pm (UTC)
I love chihuahua pugs we have a relative with one who we don't see much. Last thanksgiving we brought our pug...then this thanksgiving we brought our chihuahua and he was just in stitches laughing that we have both now. Their girl is about 15-16 and apparently the grumpiest old dog ever. I love old dogs though :)

I don't advocate "designer" breeds but shucks if I saw a pughuahua or a chug rescue I certainly would be hard pressed not to snatch it up. They look hillarious....I mean honestly...the resulting babies usually looks like obese squished-oversized chihuahuas...but so cute :)
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jordan23
Subject:Re: OMG
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Time:2006-02-07 11:39 pm (UTC)
I like mutts...awww heck I like DOGS! total dog whore over here!! I'm going to clean my apt up a little after I have my major surgery. Whatever I sell I plan on giving to my fav chi rescue. gotta do something while I wait for a pup of my own! Wonder how long it will take, the whole process I mean.
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aqueoustransmeg
Subject:Re: OMG
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Time:2006-02-07 11:55 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your surgery! definitly wait until after that! You can always go play with the petstore pups...I've found as long as you pretend like you really want to get a dog they will let you play with every single puppy there!

[I have actually done this on a day I was quiet bored]
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jordan23
Subject:Re: OMG
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Time:2006-02-08 12:39 am (UTC)
I HIGHLY doubt that's a good idea for me, because honestly I'd probably see one being bitten or a runt that doesn't look as cute as the rest and wanna save 'em. I'm a sucker for sad faces!
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aqueoustransmeg
Subject:Re: OMG
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Time:2006-02-08 01:33 am (UTC)
that is true....this is eaxctly how i wound up with my pug!
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al2o3cr
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Time:2006-02-07 08:53 pm (UTC)
I have both. I don't find one easier or harder than the other. My boys tend to be a little more hyper and more playful. My girls tends to be a little needier and co-dependant. Both - can be "difficult" - but in a dog this little, I don't think gender is really a big difference in terms of personality... depends on the dog i guess.
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jordan23
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Time:2006-02-07 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I think your right.
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monleekey
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Time:2006-02-08 08:03 am (UTC)
to be honest, i like girls better. i like to touch their nipples (not that i am sick but hahaha) well they are potty-trained better. if you wanted a male, neuter it. well there are many negative and positive about male vs. female. i personally love females better. not just because i own 3 girls. but i also had a roommate who has a male chihuahua. let's say...i wasn't happy with his MARKING TERRORITY!!! heh. but hey...good luck with your new chihuahua baby! :)

please let me know if i can be some help to you...like finding you a perfect chihuahua baby :)
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jordan23
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Time:2006-02-08 08:19 am (UTC)
thank you.
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kahukilairu
Subject:Have Both
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Time:2006-02-08 02:53 pm (UTC)
I have both right now, and have had both in the past. I really don't find a lot of difference in raising them. The only negative, gender based trouble I have had is because I have two large, un-nuetered male dogs. Every so often, they like to get into the dominance game. Which is funny, because they both seem to realize the male chihuahua is the boss ofthe house, and they don't bother him at all.
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kahukilairu
Subject:Re: Have Both
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Time:2006-02-08 02:54 pm (UTC)
btw, pics over in my journal of my poor baby in the hospital
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jordan23
Subject:Re: Have Both
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Time:2006-02-08 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you sir.
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jordan23
Subject:Re: Have Both
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Time:2006-02-08 05:32 pm (UTC)
Small dogs rule the house EVERYWHERE! I think it's a point that big dogs already know they could hurt or kill the smaller pups, but they are smart enough to not do it. Instead they say "Let's let the little guy THINKS he's the head dog!!"

J
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iamcyber
Subject:Re: Have Both
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Time:2006-02-09 06:26 am (UTC)
Haha!

I share my little Chihuahua with a friend of mine (he has a house with a yard so he's over there a lot of the time)...and his housemate is a horse of a Rottweiler...

...and MY little Chi is the same way...HE is the boss of the house! It's hysterical to see him express his dominance (never in an aggressive way, only a verbal way)...and the Rott looks at him like "What's your PROBLEM, shortie?!?!" then retreats to his bed.
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iamcyber
Subject:Male v. Female
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Time:2006-02-09 06:24 am (UTC)
I've had both male and female...my baby, the one in the icon, is male and he's been nothing but a sweetheart. Had a couple of accidents when he was a puppy and only ONE instance of humping someone (see my earlier post about his liking her perfume). Other than that, he's been an absolute delight.

The only trouble I've ever had with my various Chi's was when I had two littermates, both males, who would have occasional fights (over stupid stuff like who got to sit on what part of the blanket)...but the fights were never serious, just a lot of fuss and noise. Nothing major and they BOTH got along fine with other dogs, never fought or were aggressive with other dogs. Eventually, my situation changed and they ended up in separate homes :( but neither of them had any issues with separation anxiety/depression. They were just two typical "young boys" who were growing up together. LOL!

I've found that a loving owner who puts in the time and effort to raise a well-mannered dog will have a wonderful buddy, no matter whether it is male or female.

A handy tip if you are getting a puppy or a dog that may have an accident when adjusting to life with you...make sure not to use any ammonia-based cleaning products. Your little friend might interpret the ammonia smell as another dog marking his territory and be encouraged to visit that spot again.
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jordan23
Subject:Re: Male v. Female
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Time:2006-02-09 07:54 am (UTC)
Cute widdle one. *Sigh* Thx for the comment
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iamcyber
Subject:Re: Male v. Female
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Time:2006-02-09 09:08 am (UTC)
From the way you've spoken about and featured your little angel, I'm SURE that you'll find another little one who will warm your heart...and freeze the back of your leg with their tiny cold nose! LOL!

There are dog owners and then there are "pet parents"...you sound like a "pet parent" to me. I'm sure you'll find a wonderful little one to spoil rotten (like every little one deserves).
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jordan23
Subject:spoil
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Time:2006-02-09 03:54 pm (UTC)
...I shall.
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cmariewt
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Time:2006-02-15 12:47 am (UTC)
Have you heard anything yet??? I was wondering about this.

I've finally found my baby! I just posted about it...

Really, he found me.
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jordan23
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Time:2006-02-15 01:09 am (UTC)
It's not certain yet, but he's not even 8 weeks, but close. (From a shelter) $150 and I'll have him fixed myself. Cute little one. Keep your fingers crossed.

J
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