(Closed) Bees with small dogs….

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 

Blue deer chihuahua.  He’s 8 and 4 3/4 lbs.  

 

Cons are I guess he’s kinda scared of certain things…like I can’t have him on a leash because he thinks I’m punishing him…so that means I can’t WALK him…but he is amazingly great when I let him out the back yard he comes right back in!

 

No health issues so far except his teeth could be better, but it’s because he prefers wet food….he also has skin allergies but very minor.

 

When he was 8 weeks and I took him home I had to treat him for diabetic shock because he was too little and I guess their sugar drops easy, one time I found him on the floor barely moving and he was staring at me waiting to get help!  But Caro syrup, or ANY syrup really…helped to fix that….this only happend once.

 (doesn’t happen when they’re out of the 2-4 month stage)

 

Pro’s are he is loyal of course, and a big snuggler…he loveesss to play and always has energy…his food is cheap, and he is always A ok at the vet.  

 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

French Bulldog 

pros: low energy, doesn’t bark, sweet/easy going disposition, great city dog, adorable

cons: snores loudly, prone to allergies, has difficulty keeping cool in hot weather, attracts a LOT of attention from passerbyers 

 

 

 

Post # 5
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I have Pomeranians and love them to bits. I used to be a cat person and my mom had to get rid of one of her poms…after that I was hooked. We got a female to keep our male company. They are little balls of energy and truely think they are bigger dogs than they are. I run with them, my male is quite the protector and with proper grooming we don’t have any issues with shedding.

I haven’t really experienced cons to be honest. I don’t care for larger dogs so my little guys are perfect.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mstellah:  you have my dream dog!!!  I was just googling images of cream/fawn frenchies yesterday *jealous*

how did you find a breeder?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Harry is a wire haired fox terrier!

Pros:

He LOVES a cuddle and will happily sleep on your lap for ages.

He’s gorgeous!

He is extremely clever and inquisitive.

He loves swimming, chasing balls, playing tug of war.

He does the most gorgeous psycho excited run when someone comes home.

 

Slight cons:

Protective over his food when my other (much larger) dog is around

He’s very dominant and bossy. He knows what he wants!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@LovelyLaura:  lots and lots of research. I ended up having to drive about 8 hours to get her. 

other frenchie owners I have met have a similar story of having to travel to somewhere far and obscur to get their pup. 

I recommend starting at the AKC for a reputable list of breeders or associations. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a cavalier king charles spaniel.

Here’s a pic from the internet showing a few different colors:

Pros:

  • Super duper friendly
  • (mine isn’t but in general the breed likes sitting on laps). She does like to snuggle next to you.
  • Easy to train. We rescued her and she had lost her den instinct (retired puppymill breeder). We had her house trained within a month. She was mostly there in a week, but had occasional accidents until about a month. She’s 6, and was 5 when we got her.
  • Incredibly eager to please. She tries to anticpate where you’re going and what you want her to do and does it without being asked.
  • She’s only 20lbs
  • Very rarely barks. She only does it when she is trying to alert you to something and can’t get your attention through other means. When she needs to go out in the morning and Fiance is sleeping in, she paces, then makes loud sighs, then makes under the breath barks, and then barks once (just once!) to wake you up. She will also bark once if the people in the apartment above us make a very sudden, loud noise.

Cons:

  • She snores. I don’t mind (I sleep through it) but she wakes Fiance up all the time.
  • Can get overweight without careful monitoring. She loves her food ๐Ÿ™‚
  • She gets mats in her fur. I cut them and I keep her ear fur short because she likes to chew on them. You need to brush them or get them groomed regularly. She also sheds.
  • Various breed specific health issues. I know they have problems with their hearts and joints, but I couldn’t tell you the specific disease without looking it up. I like to pretend she’ll never get them ๐Ÿ™‚
  • They’re hard to find if you are trying to rescue them because they’re so popular and awesome.

Random Facts:

  • She’s scared of flies. Most cavies aren’t, but she is.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@asscherlover:  my mother has two cavaliers- Such sweet dogs!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My pug Izzy is about 8 months old and is my fur baby.  We chose a pug because they’re smaller dog (average around 20 lbs. full-grown), and it’s a breed my Fiance grew up with his entire life.

 

Pros:

–  Very loyal and good with kids

–  Good for living in apartments or smaller spaces

–  Food motivated, so easy to potty train and to teach tricks(in our experience, anyways)

– Rarely ever barks

– Easy to groom (occasional bath and brushing)

– Loves being around other animals, especially other small dogs

– Affordable as compared to other purebred dogs.  There are also lots of rescue pugs that could use a forever home!

 

Cons:

-Had some medical difficulties with anesthesia due to being brachiocephalic and couldn’t be spayed (apparently any breed with the shortened airways are prone to difficulty with anesthesia)

– Stubborn!  If she doesn’t want to do something, she won’t do it.  It took us a long time to leash train her.

– Can have food allergies.  We give her a mostly grain-free diet, so she hasn’t had any food allergies that we know of.

Post # 12
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619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My girl is a chihuahua/pomeranian mix.

Pros:
– She doesn’t bark much, kinda weird for a mix of ‘yappy’ breeds
– Great for lap cuddles and pillow (my original pillow pet!)
– Very protective of me when I’m home alone, won’t leave my side. And when she does bark, it’s fierce!
– Smart girl taught herself to fetch, and also to walk from our front door, downstairs to my car, and when I open the door she jumps in by herself, all with no leash!
– She loves dressing up! Seriously.
– Plays well with others… just yesterday FI’s auntie turned up unannounced with two big dogs, and despite not interacting with big dogs before, she took it in her stride and was giving them hell!
– That face. For real.

Cons:
– She sheds. EVERYWHERE. I didn’t think she would when I got her! She loves being brushed though ๐Ÿ™‚
– She gets super jealous when I give attention to other dogs, and has been known to nip at my mum’s dog on occasion
– If there’s food, she will not stop harrassing you until you make it very clear that it’s all gone.
– Because of this, she’s been a bit of a yoyo puppy weight wise. She’s thinned out again, for now.
– Unless we’re playing with her, she sleeps ALL THE TIME. She’s sprawled out beside my foot right now, actually. Girl is lazy.

All in all, she’s pretty damn awesome and we wouldn’t trade her for the world! In fact, we’ve started thinking about getting another chihuahua to keep her company ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mstellah:  It was the only breed my Fiance would even consider getting. I loved big dogs before we got our Cavie. Now I can’t imagine having anything else. She’s super sweet.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh another pro: she’s a great apartment dog. She’s happy with sprinting around the apartment once or twice and spends the rest of her day napping/cuddling. She likes walks because she’s curious about everything, but is happy with short ones. She doesn’t get any in the winter (its cold and snowy) and doesn’t miss them at all.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mstellah:  Awww…I just wanna smoosh his little face…in a good way LOL

I have done some research on the AKC website. I also found a “Frenchie Club” full of frenchie owners about 45 mins from where I live. When the time is right I’ll just research some more and find someone reputable.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

Omg I’m dying from the cuteness here! We have a small girl from a shelter so we don’t know for sure what she is but they thought chihuahua/cavalier King Charles spaniel mix. If I was going for a specific breed it would be a cavalier. Our girl gets barky when she is bored or hungry. Overall I don’t think chihuahuas are the best breed (can be high strung, barky, nervous) but we wouldn’t trade her for anything. If you’re open to adopting (I’m not a fan of breeding in general) you can spend some time with different dogs to see who you click with. 

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