Gracie Pug!

You guys remember the Gracie Pug, right? The one who had those little deliquents seven weeks ago?? 😃 Well, she has her first show since the babies tomorrow :eek: She has no coat at all so we're still not sure if we're taking her :rolleyes: BUT, its only an open show so it might be worth putting her in just to get her back into the whole showing thing as the next show is a Championship Show in a couple of weeks :rolleyes:

Anyway, this is Gracie last night… be honest, how bad is the coat?? :o

And cos this is the basenji forum, here's the dancing queen :p

I do not know anything about showing but she sure looks good to me.

Rita Jean

Thanks Rita Jean 😃 She is still a proper little showdog but its just that coat thats horrendous!

Thought i'd better put this as a "before and after" kinda thing.. This is how her coat should be and i'd hope it will be mostly through in time for the Champ show. I think it helps to show just how bad hers is at the moment!!

Well.. I think you should go..

Yes you can see her fur isn't what it normally is but she still looks fine to me!!!

Just have fun showing, gracie will like the attention since she had those naughty pups!

She is still very pretty and I second that I think you should go.

Rita Jean

Your right Jess, what a difference - in the last pic her coat looks fantastic - i think i would be tempted to keep her at home till she recovers some of her former glory - I certainly wouldnt expect any dog to be back in condition after only 7 weeks - though i know some do it but i have no idea how!

People seem to get pugs back in coat pretty quickly after having pups sometimes! I think its because many of them have very fine coats, Gracie has a really thick, dense proper double coat so that could be why it has taken longer! We didnt expect her to be back in coat but by entering another dog we got a spare pass to the Agricultural show 😃 We'll definately take her along for the day out but i may keep her out of the ring.. Or maybe just see who else is there first. The judge loves her and has placed her very well and given her very good write ups, so maybe best not to put her under him when she's not looking her best…

she has always been a nightmare for being out of coat for ages. When she blows it she really, really blows it! Right down to just guard hairs like now... But i can put up with that as when it comes back she has the most perfect coat.

Thanks for all the input!

They are beautiful Maya! There was an 11 month old beautiful blk pug at the dog park last week that Buddy played with. She was just a kick! They both played real rough too. Her owner said she liked to play real hard and she is a high energy dog.

She still looks gorgeous to me!

What do you use to groom her?

Pugs are definately high energy dogs, not lazy little dogs like people make out! My three keep Maya on her toes 😃

I have been furminating her (stopped that now the coat is all out!) and just giving her a bath a couple of times a week (minus the shampoo) to try to encourage the coat out. Im putting a bit of oil in her food also to encourage a nice, healthy coat.

Adorable (both pups)! Go with your gut feeling about showing her…if you do...good luck...keep us posted on her experience!! She deserves the attention!

@nala121498:

Adorable (both pups)! Go with your gut feeling about showing her…if you do...good luck...keep us posted on her experience!! She deserves the attention!

They're the same dog! :o

Thats how bad it is, she looks like a completely different dog! 😃

I shall let you know what we do! 😃

@Maya:

They're the same dog! :o

Thats how bad it is, she looks like a completely different dog! 😃

I shall let you know what we do! 😃

No, no - the dancing queen and the pug, silly!!!:eek:

She looks great for having those little scoundrels only 7 weeks ago!!:D It's been 6 years after my last baby and I'm sure people still thing I'm expecting!!!:o

@nala121498:

No, no - the dancing queen and the pug, silly!!!:eek:

She looks great for having those little scoundrels only 7 weeks ago!!:D It's been 6 years after my last baby and I'm sure people still thing I'm expecting!!!:o

Ooooh, ok, i get it now 😃 Ignore me, having a dopey moment! :rolleyes:

I think if anything, Gracie will end up looking better than she did before she had the puppies. She is already looking more "finished", once the coat is sorted and her little puppy belly has gone i think she's going to look lovely 😃

Houston

I think she looks smashing..I sure didn't look that good after 7 weeks, and I only had one in there..lol.
She is a little different in her coat, but she is still a beautiful example of what a show pug should look like..right? It might work to massage her fur out, I know it helps us to a certain degree, for hair and nails..

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