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Pugs: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, Behavior, and Training With 43 Color Photographs (Complete Pet Owner's Manual) Paperback – October, 1994

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Product Details

  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc (October 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812018249
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812018240
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,847,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
Does anyone else hate when pug books have pictures of other breeds, like Dobermans, when they're trying to explain things like training? Well, I do. But I can truthfully say that this pug book is the best, dealing only with pugs, and picturing only pugs, in all their snub-nosed glory. It is easy to understand, yet detailed enough to satisfy both young as well as adult readers. Wonderful job!!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By gwen gregory on May 18, 2000
Format: Paperback
This was the first book on pugs I bought. It is really all about pugs and was written by a pug breeder and lover. Lots of great pictures. Specific and honest information about pugs, their common health problems, how to train them, etc. The authors includes some cute stories about his pugs and their antics. This is a good introduction.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Martin Whitman on April 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is only about pugs. It's not a generic dog book with the name "pug" plugged in -- as were two books I bought before I found this one. The author owns pugs, loves them, and knows all about them. He also has a great sense of humor. Pugs are a unique breed and this book has a lot of information specific to pugs. Great pictures!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Allen Loibner-Waitkus on July 25, 2000
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Well, not really. However, this should be the first Pug book you buy, and it may be the only one you will need. Not only is it helpful, it has some great stories about the author's own Pugs. Buy this book before you buy your Pug.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Zuberdeen on August 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
First, a little background on my experience with pugs: My husband and I have owned (or rather, been owned) by pugs for more than 15 years now. We love them dearly: they make us laugh every day and accompany us everywhere, from our hikes in the woods to a weekend in Carmel. They are friendly, spunky, reliable dogs who we utterly trust with both elderly relatives and children of all ages. They are clever and all of ours have passed basic obedience with flying colors, although they can be stubborn! Pugs are gluttons and are mainly motivated by food, so you have to keep an eye on their weight. But for anyone who is considering purchasing a pug, there are things you should know in advance, especially about their possible health issues.

All of our pugs have been from Pug Rescue, and so came to us with various physical problems and emotional baggage. The emotional issues are easily handled in pugs with affection, discipline and exercise (see:Cesar Milan). Plus, all pugs really want to do is love and be loved, so once you have met that need, they become much more emotionally stable no matter what they have been through.

Physically, however, pugs are prone to all sorts of troubles, many not so easily remedied. Here is a brief list of what we have run into: luxating patellas, dry eye, stenotic nares, nosefold and ear infections, bladder infections, food and skin allergies, immune-mediated polyarthritis, abraded corneas, interdigital cysts; the list goes on.
Even pug puppies from "good" breeders can have these issues. A couple of our rescue pugs have been from "backyard breeders," people who just breed pugs without really knowing what they are doing. But one of our pugs came from a stellar breeder in L.A.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By N. Ferriman on November 25, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book offers a Pug owners tons excellent, useful information at a great price. Perfect for new and experienced pug owners and you can carry just about anywhere because of its size.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By maureen on July 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
LOVED IT! Of the many books, magazines, and articles this is the one I keep referring back to. As the first time owner of a pug puppy it answered ALL my questions and helped immensely with the first few days adjustment. A must have that talks specifically about PUGS, a special breed in many ways.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Editor/Webmaster Pug Traveler (wendimere@webtv.net) on July 31, 1998
Format: Paperback
Don't be fooled by this small paperback book. It is packed with lots of great pug information in an easy to understand format. Anyone interested in getting a pug should read this book first. And if you're already a pug lover you'll love the photos and might even learn some things you didn't know.
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