Pet Passions: Sleeping, especially when he’s sleeping on top of his sister, Salem
Pet Peeves: Sprinklers, gusts of wind, and being told no.
Breed: PugAge (at time of photo session): 14weeks
Story: (a work in progress…)Big or tall, fat or small, Pickles wil play with them all! Pickles is an adorable Pug puppy who loves to play, play, play and then crash, crash, crash! He can be found most days snoozing in a little cubby next to the cash register at Lofty Dog, a very cool downtown Austin dog boutique!
We had so much fun when Pickles came over for the photo session. He was a real natural in front of the camera. Probably one of the easiest puppies I’ve ever photographed! Not to mention being slightly cute. ; )
When we brought out the stuffed bulldog puppet and began playing with Pickles, he got a bit nervous. Stay tuned for video to come!Pugs need special attention because of their breathing issues and their wrinkles. Did you know that you have do clean the folds and wrinkles? See section below for more wrinkle information:
Maintaining worry-free wrinkles
Part of the Pug’s appeal is his wonderful wrinkle factor. Who can resist the V pattern of wrinkles on his forehead? Then there’s the irresistible nose roll — the deep fold of skin that lies above his nose. It even wiggles whenever he sniffs. Despite the Pug’s physical appeal, keep in mind that taking care of your Pug’s wrinkles and nose roll is serious business.
When filled with debris, the wrinkles can make Puggy feel very uncomfortable. Your Pug can be so bothered by the dirty wrinkles that he tries to clean the folds himself by rubbing his head sideways against a door frame. Yuck! Puggy rubbing his face on the carpet? Better check his nose roll.
Clean the nose roll and other wrinkles every day — bath or no bath — to prevent odor. Some Pugs have larger nose rolls than others, but even the smaller ones need to be cleaned regularly.
The best thing to use for cleaning Puggy’s nose roll is a damp washcloth. To rid the roll of rank stuff, take these steps:
1. Take Puggy’s cheek in your left hand.
2. Lift the folds and look for redness, moist sores, rashes, or musty smells, which may mean infection.
3. Run the damp washcloth through the roll from one side to the other.
Repeat on the other side.
4. To help keep the wrinkles cleaner longer, spread a small amount of earwash onto a gauze square and use it to wipe the wrinkles and folds on your Pug’s face and nose clean.
5. Clean the smaller wrinkles under the eyes the same way.
WARNING: A bald spot or a rash in your Pug’s wrinkles means there’s a fungus or a staph infection. Chin acne also pops out if the face isn’t cleaned. Take Puggy to a veterinarian to know for sure.