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CUDDLE PUG DOGS

In addition to the dogs in our current show and breeding program, we do have other pugs listed below that have been a part of our family and are loved very much. 

We are always happy to talk about the pug breed and answer any questions you may have about these wonderful, endearing, and comical companion dogs.

Please contact us if you would like more information.

EMMA

 - Oct. 25, 2009 - July 8, 2022

Emma was born in Cawston, BC (just outside of Keremeos).  We went to meet her in late November and had the first pick of the litter.  We picked Emma because she had white on the toes of her left front foot.  We thought that was pretty cute. She came to live with us on December 17, 2009.  

 

Emma was our first Pug and family pet. She stole our hearts the moment she came into our lives. Although not immediate, the next step was to find a male suitor for Emma so we started our search for a male when Emma was still a young puppy. 

Emma was 100% pug but was not considered purebred.  When we got Emma, we had no clue that dogs cannot be considered purebred unless they are registered and have pedigrees.  Emma's sire was registered but her dam was not.  Boy did we ever have a lot to learn.  Probably a good thing we didn't know before she came to live with us or we may not have had Emma in our lives. 
Emma and Henry had 3 litters of puppies together.  Emma whelped all of her litters naturally.
* First litter (Teddy Bear, Little Bear, and Sleepy Bear) was born on June 3, 2012.
* Second litter (Buddy, Daisy, Romeo, & Wilma) was born on October 9, 2012
* Third litter (Archie, Phoebe, Buckwheat & Cleveland) was born on August 14, 2013.
Emma was spayed on October 23, 2013.  During her surgery, the Vet discovered that Emma had early signs of pyometra so we were very thankful we had made the decision to have her spayed.
Emma was our matriarch pug.  She went on to nurture all of the pugs we added to our breeding program until the time came when a couple of our younger females (Glenda & Taylor) decided they wanted to take over her position in the grumble and began to taunt her by continuously gathering up a few other pugs to gang up on her.  Consequently, in June of 2017, Emma sustained an eye injury from a dog fight that required surgical repair so following her recovery, we decided it would be better for her to be placed in a new home. Emma went to live with the McIntosh family in White Rock on November 17, 2017, and moved to Vancouver Island with her family in 2020.
At the beginning of 2022, Emma was diagnosed with Lymphoma and when she passed in July the cancer had spread throughout her liver, and kidneys.  Emma was a very special member of the Cuddle Pug family and left us with more fond memories than I can count. She will be forever in our hearts. 

HENRY

- Born: Sept. 29, 2010

Breeder: Kerrie Hebert, MCG Pugs

'MCG's Prince Henry' came to us from Bellingham, Massachusetts. Because Pugs cannot travel on a plane when it is warmer than 74 degrees Fahrenheit, it took over 3 months to arrange a flight for Henry.  It was a long 3 months for us but we finally got to pick Henry up in Seattle on October 1, 2011.  The moment we let him out of his travel kennel he ran to us like he had known us forever. There was an instant bond between us. He had the nicest and friendliest demeanor and we immediately fell in love with him.

Henry was one of the nicest-looking pugs I had seen so we were interested in seeing how he compared with other pug dogs. After receiving feedback from some pug breeders, we entered Henry in his first conformation show. He was awarded Best of Breed and Winner’s Dog on his first day in the ring and continued on to be a Canadian Champion. We have always been super proud of our Henry and are very thankful that his breeder trusted us, as new breeders, to look after him. 

In December 2016, Henry retired and was placed into his forever home with the Hughes family in Port Coquitlam. 

FIONA

- Born: Sept. 18, 2011

Breeder: Virginia Jensen, Vompearlinhaus German Shepherds

Shortly after we found Eddy, we found a breeder in Centerville, WA that was willing to sell us a purebred female pug puppy for our breeding program.  The only stipulation was that she would get a puppy back.  Virginia Jensen, was primarily a German Shepherd breeder under the kennel name of Vompearlinhaus GS.   She had bred her pug Angel Diamond Mollie to a male pug named Sir Elmo Lee Of The Christensens.  
We went to see Mollie's puppies just after they were born.  To my dismay, they were all dark grey (I did not know until later that fawn pug puppies are almost always born this colour).  I was lucky there was only one surviving female in the mix and she was mine.  I was a bit disappointed because I had already paid for my puppy did not feel right asking to withdraw from getting a puppy.  I decided on the way home that I would come to pick up the puppy when she was ready to come home and if I did not want to use her in our breeding program, I would rehome her. 

We picked up Fiona on Nov 19, 2011, when she was eight weeks old and to my surprise her coat was fawn and her black markings were evident.  She looked beautiful to me.  Henry's conformation was good but after being evaluated by an experienced pug breeder it turned out that Fiona's conformation was not good so I did not work on getting her conformation championship.   Fiona and Henry had one litter of 9 puppies on September 7, 2012.  One was stillborn and one of the female puppies was suffocated under a dog pile of its littermates at about 48 hours old.  We referred to this litter as our Peter Pan litter. There were two surviving females (Tinkerbell/Bella and Wendy) and five surviving males (Nibs/Cooper, John/Otis, Michael/Newman, Peter Pan/Oscar, and Tootles/Charlie). Wendy went to live in Centerville with Virginia and the others went to pet homes in various locations in BC. 

Admittedly, we were not well informed about breeding purebred dogs and it wasn't until Fiona had her first litter on the ground that we became aware that in addition to our dogs being deemed healthy by our Veterinarian and being registered purebreds, Pug breed conformation standards also contribute significantly to good breeding practices.
Our goal was and has been to breed properly for the sake of the Pug breed so we started showing Henry and made the decision to spay and retire Fiona because her conformation was weak in too many areas.

On Jan 1, 2013, Fiona went to live with Heather & Richard Pedersen in Abbotsford and is now called 'Katie'.  

MORGANA

- September 28, 2011 – August 1, 2015

Breeder: Anne-Marie Caillet, Caillet Pugs

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Under her registered name of CH Caillet's High Society, Morgana achieved multi-group placements while competing for her championship.  She attained her CKC Championship on June 16 2012 at 8 mos of age. 

 

Morgana came into my life in August of 2013 and was my “heart” dog from the moment I saw her. I purchased her as a breeding female when she was not quite two years old.  After a number of unsuccessful breeding attempts, I came to the conclusion that motherhood just wasn't part of her greater plan. Morgana was social with other dogs, had a very sweet demeanor, loved being with people and children, and rarely complained about anything. It was extremely difficult for me to let her go but she deserved to be loved and have more one-on-one time than I could give her.

Morgana went to live with the Duke family in Duncan, B.C. on July 1oth, 2015. Her new name became Gabi, which means strength, and she really had a lot of that.  When Gabi went to the vet for a C-section on Thursday, July 30th, 2015, she was diagnosed with laryngeal collapse so she was not spayed but remained at the vet under observation. Early in the morning on Saturday, August 1, 2015, while still at the animal hospital, Gabi passed away due to asphyxiation resulting from laryngeal collapse;  BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome). Losing her was devastating to all that knew her.  She touched so many of our hearts in the short time she was with us and her love was deeply reciprocated by those of us that had the opportunity to know her.

NEYTIRI 

- Born: Oct. 10, 2012

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Breeder: Anne-Marie Caillet, Caillet Pugs

CH Caillets Neytiri came to live with us in January 8, 2013.  Neytiri was a very welcome addition to our family and breeding program.  She has always been a very sweet and loving girl and an extreme joy to have around. Neytiri is a true 'cuddle pug', she loves spending time cuddled up on someones lap. 

Neytiri completed her Canadian CKC Championship at the Renaissance event in Chilliwack, BC in April 2014.  We really appreciate Teresa Brereton for handling Neytiri through all of her show events for us.  Neytiri's health testing was good (we did find out later that her markers indicated she was at risk of degenerative myelopathy).  We added DM testing to our list of health tests going forward. Fortunately, all of the males bred to her were clear of DM markers but it took 4 generations to get a DM clear in Neytiri's line with her GGrandaughter Cuddle's Miss D Meanor aka Falon.

Neytiri had 3 litters of puppies. She started free whelping her first litter but ended up needing a c-section as one puppy was stuck in the birth canal. So subsequently, her 2nd & 3rd litters were c-sections as well. 

* First litter - Carried 6 pups, 1 passed at birth, 5 live (Mylo, Peral, Sunny, Penny, & Weena) born on May 30, 2014. Sire: AM Ch J-K's Clean Sweep aka Zamboni

* Second litter - Carried 4 puppies, 4 live (Zia, Nash, Chester, & Ben) born on October 26, 2015. Sire: AM Ch Andi Benjamin Button

* Third litter - Carried 6 pups, 6 live (Piccalilly, Honey Bee, Dixie Land, Cookie, Chase, & Franky) born on Sept 21, 2016.Sire: Can Ch MCG's Prince Henry

Neytiri was such an amazing mom and was extremely attentive to her puppies right up until they left to go to their new homes.  We knew she missed each of her puppies when they left.  She always was very close to her daughters that were included in our breeding program, Peral, from her first litter, and Zia from her second litter.

After having her third and last litter in the fall of 2016, it was time to retire Neytiri from our breeding program.  On April 7th, 2017, Neytiri went to her forever home to live with her son Ben and the Ross family...a perfect new life for her.

PERAL 

- Born: May 30, 2014

Peral completed her CKC Championship on November 1st, 2015 at the Trillium Toy Specialty in Ontario and her CKC Grand Championship at Lakes District Kennel Club in Burns Lake on May 8, 2016, under Judge Grant Townsend.  Peral was the first Cuddle Pug to get a CKC Grand Championship.  Peral was also the first Cuddle Pug to have a 'Good' hip rating.  Although she was not at risk for DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) like her dam Neytiri, she was a carrier so we still had to watch for this when we bred her. 
 

Peral had 3 litters of puppies, all by c-section. 
* First litter -carried 8 pups, 2 stillborn, 1 faded, 5 lived
(Bubba, Hayleigh, Alfie, Ralph, & Benny) born on December 14, 2016.
Sire: Ch MCG's Prince Henry aka Henry
* Second litter - carried 8 pups, 2 stillborn, 1 faded, & 5 lived
(Lola, Butch, Samantha, Amber & Fidget) born on April 24, 2018. 
Sire: GCh Yellow Frame's The Hustler aka Eddy
* Third litter carried 4 pups, 1 faded, & 3 lived 
(Frank, Charles, & Kota) born on April 27, 2019.
Sire: AM Ch Shijo N Mar-J's Dream Keeper aka Keeper.

 

Peral was spayed when she had her last c-section on July 9, 2019, and went to live in Vancouver with the Turek family.  Due to unfortunate personal circumstances, Peral was rehomed in the summer of 2021 and now lives with the Dodd family in Vernon, BC. where she is being loved and well cared for.

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

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NISHA

- February 22, 2015 - October 5, 2021

Breeder: Anne-Marie Caillet, Caillet Pugs

Nisha was diagnosed with a heart murmur when she was 8 weeks old.  We co-owned her with her breeder, Anne-Marie Caillet, and she lived with us until she was 2-1/2 years old.  

She seemed to be doing okay in spite of her issue so she went to live with the Taylor family in Mission on Aug 31, 2016, where she received special care and a lot of love.  She was put on heart medication which helped her a lot.  Late in 2018 two stones formed in her urethra that blocked her from peeing.  On October 5, 2021, Nisha was rushed to the animal hospital and underwent emergency surgery. By the time the surgeon opened her up and removed the stones, her liver damage was very extensive and she wasn't strong enough to recover.

DUVESSA

- February 22, 2015 - October 5, 2021
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CAILLET'S DOUBLE DOUBLE

Breeder: Anne-Marie Caillet, Caillet Pugs

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Duvessa was one of three beautiful black female puppies in her litter. To us, she was the pick of the litter and had character to spare.  Duvessa was our first black pug and as it turned out, she was dominant black. We chose her name because Duvessa in Irish means dark beauty.
 

When Duvessa was about 4 months old, she was on our bed playing with us and she slowly slipped down off the end which resulted in a bruised growth plate.  We did not have a high bed and there was carpet with thick underlay on the ground so even though she did not have a hard landing she managed to bruise her growth plate.  She was too little for a cast so her activity had to be kept minimal for 4 to 6 weeks.  She spent most of this time in a crate. This inactivity was good for healing her growth plate but she developed muscle atrophy as a result.  She was referred to K9 H2O for aqua therapy.  She went for 20 consecutive swimming sessions and before the end of the first 10 sessions, was able to pull her instructor around the pool.

Duvessa went on to complete her CKC Championship on September 26, 2015.  Many thanks to Teresa Brereton, Aaron Andriash, and Amanda Williams for handling Duvessa in the show ring for us.
 

Once Duvessa obtained her health clearances, we were able to plan to have her bred.  We tried unsuccessfully to breed Duvessa on two separate occasions. When she came into her next heat, we decided to try breeding her with Henry.  This breeding was successful and Duvessa had one litter of 4 puppies on June 8, 2017.  Three females, Chenille, Suzy & Kalli, and one male.  

 

We tried again to breed Duvessa to an outside male at the end of 2017, but no litter resulted.  We did not want to keep trying to breed Duvessa so we had her spayed.  On Feb 8, 2019, she went to live in Richmond with the Lloyd family. 

 

On Oct 5, 2021, Duvessa passed suddenly and unexpectantly from a major heart attack. Duvessa was dearly loved and will truly be missed by all of us that knew her. 

GLENDA 

- September 25, 2015 - July 13, 2023

Breeder: Judy Basto, Yellow Frame Pugs

In 2015, I went to the US Pug National in Gettysburg, PA, where I met Judy Basto.  I adored her female Soleit so I continued to keep in touch with Judy.  In May 2016, Soleit had her first litter.  Art and I traveled to New Jersey to meet Soleit's puppies. We had planned on bringing one of Soleit's female puppies home.  Judy and her husband were kind enough to have us stay with them for a week so we had a good opportunity to evaluate the puppies. Judy also had an older show prospect puppy named Glenda that she was rehoming.  We thought she would be a good addition to our grumble so not only did we bring back one of Soleit's pups, we brought Glenda home with us too.  

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Glenda was 8 months old and had already been introduced to the show ring so we entered her in shows right away.  Her first show was in September at the Skaha KC event in Summerland.  She was also shown at the Mt Cheam and Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers events in September and October 1016.  In the third week of October, Glenda's energy level declined rapidly. I thought because she had recently just been through a heat cycle, that she may have pyometra, so on Oct 21, 2016, I took her to the Vet.  The x-ray indicated that one of her lungs was filled with fluid and she was diagnosed with pneumonia, not pyometra. I was concerned about her having lung lobe torsion so I pursued this further and it was confirmed on Oct 22nd. Glenda underwent a very invasive surgery.  Towards the end of her recovery when she was back to her energetic self, she was playing roughly with one of our bigger dogs which caused her to have globe luxation. It took three eye surgeries and a number of follow-up visits to prevent having her left eye removed.  We thought her show days were over.  However, in August 2017, I decided to enter Glenda in another show with another female and she did receive placement points.  Coincidently, Glenda completed her Canadian Championship on September 9th, 2017 at the Skaha event in Summerland, B.C.  Glenda got her CHIC certificate in October and was cleared by our Vet to use in our breeding program. 

 

Glenda was bred in 2018.  She carried 4 pups in her first litter. On April 30, 2018 puppies were whelped with the assistance of the Fraser Valley Emergency Clinic, unfortunately, all 4 puppies were stillborn.  When we bred Glenda her second time, she carried and delivered one puppy via c-section.  We named her puppy Cuddle's One N Only aka Kamea.  Kamea was born on April 24, 2018.  Sire: CH Vectra's, Archangel Gabriel. 

 

We did not want Glenda to go through any more surgeries, so after she had fully recovered, we had her spayed and on March 9th, 2019, Glenda went to live with the Mirtle family in White Rock. 

Sadly, after all she had already been through, Glenda developed liver cancer and passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

ZIA

- Born: October 25, 2015

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

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Zia was one of 4 puppies born in our Neytiri and Benjamin Button litter, she was the only female.  Her sibling’s names are Nash, Chester and Ben.  We were originally going to keep Ben as a show dog but because one of his testicles did not descend, we had no choice but to place him in a pet home.  Nash and Chester were also placed in pet homes.  Zia was born with a white foot and because white spotting like this is a disqualifying fault, Zia did not compete in the show ring.  However, because of her pedigree and because we could not keep and use Ben, we decided to keep Zia as a breeding dog. 

On July 25, 2018, Zia’s first litter was born. Zia free-whelped this litter. This was not a planned breeding and we did not know until 3 days before she delivered puppies that she was even pregnant.  The only male she had access to was Gabe (CH Vectra’s Archangel Gabriel) and that was after she had been in season for 26 days…we thought she was out of her season.  Throughout her gestational period, we were unaware a mating even took place. Her 3 puppies, 2 females (Violet & Peanut) and 1 male (Louie), were all placed in pet homes.

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In September 2018, we noticed that Zia had started to limp so we took her to the Vet to have her back leg checked. A physical examination indicated that her patella was luxating a bit. This seemed strange to us because she had passed her patella exam before she was bred. We suspect that she was hurt when she was playing outside with our Appenzeller puppy. It only seemed to bother her some mornings when she first got out of bed so we thought that maybe due to whelping puppies that her joints somehow weakened and that maybe with some TLC it would get better on its own. Within a few weeks she started limping more often so we took her for an x-ray. The x-ray showed that her cruciate and patella had been injured. Zia had surgery on February 22, 2019, to repair her knee. Her recovery went well and she no longer limps.


We bred Zia with Eddy at the end of December 2019. This was the breeding we had originally planned. Zia free-whelped her second litter on February 24, 2020. She had 5 puppies, 3 males (Max, Oswald, & Mojo) and 2 females (Bonnie & Bean). We decided due to Covid-19 and the fact that dog shows were all canceled that we would place all puppies in pet homes whether they were show prospects or not.


In 2019, we made a decision to start down-sizing.  One of the criteria for our downsizing plan was to rehome our females when they are 4 years old and have had 2 or 3 litters.  Zia fit into our reduction criteria so on May 20, 2020, Zia was spayed and had her teeth cleaned in preparation to place her in a pet home.  

 

On June 10, 2020, Zia went to live with Lorraine Goulet in Langley, B.C and then in 2021 moved to Sechelt, B.C.  
Zia is now called Mitzi. 

TAYLOR

- Born: February 18, 2016

Breeder: Doris Klinbeil, Gibby Pugs

Taylor joined our family on April 15th, 2016.  She entered as a baby puppy at her first conformation show at the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers Assoc show.  She got her first set of CKC points at the Skaha KC show in Sept 2016 and completed her CKC Canadian championship on April 15th, 2017 at the Renaissance dog show.  Taylor completed all of the required health tests and received her CHIC certification on October 17, 2018, and was then added to our breeding program.


Taylor had 3 litters of puppies.  All litters were sired by GCh Yellow Frame's The Hustler aka Eddy. 
* First litter - carried and free-whelped 6 pups on March 12, 2018. 1 stillborn, 5 live - 2 males & 3 females. 
(Ryder, George, Sunny, Penelope & Ruby).
* Second litter - carried and free-whelped 6 pups on March 24, 2019. 1 faded at 5 days, 5 lived. 2 males and 3 females 
(Mac-A-Roni, Bubby, Mabel, Lexi, Chimichanga). 
* Third litter carried and free-whelped 7 pups on March 5, 2020. 1 stillborn, 2 faded, & 4 lived. 3 males and 1 female 
(Spencer, Charlie, Gus & Cuddles) 

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In August 2018, Taylor gave us a really big scare. She became very lethargic, and wouldn't eat or eliminate. We took her to the vet and X-rays indicated that her stomach was extremely full.  She worsened overnight so I took her to the vet again the following day.  She was awake but limp.  We were considering having her euthanized and took her home for one last night to say goodbye. In the morning, she had started moving around, eliminating, and eating again.  Over a couple of days, she had fully recovered so we suspect she consumed something poisonous.


Ryder, from Taylor's first litter, got his championship and was just completing his health testing when his younger sibling Mac was diagnosed with a condition called caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS), which is also called Chiari-like malformation (CM).  It is a shortening of the skull from front to back. Due to this shortened skull, the back of the brain is compressed which results in changes in the flow of spinal fluid as it leaves the skull and goes down the spinal canal. This change in flow causes pocketing of fluid in the spinal cord, called syringomyelia (SM).  This condition is suspected to be congenital (i.e. they are born with it) but it could be hereditary also.  Because of Taylor's previous neurological incidence, we suspected if hereditary, this health issue may be coming from Taylor so we removed her and her offspring (Ryder and Cuddles) from our breeding program and placed them in pet homes.

Taylor went to live at my daughter's home and is now lovingly cared for by my granddaughter, Paige. 

GABE 

- Born: June 6, 2016

Breeder: Kathy Plouffe, Vectra Pugs

Gabe was one of six male puppies; there were no females in his litter.  Gabe joined our grumble of pugs on Sept 1, 2016.  
Initially, I was really concerned about adding Gabe to our grumble as we had just added Glenda & Eddy to our grumble and also because Gabe & Eddy were both young puppies with only a week difference in their ages.  As it turned out, they became great friends and companions. 
Gabe seemed a little more reserved than Eddy so I did not expect him to be a great show dog but in fact, Gabe turned out to be a great show dog, he had the right personality, a gorgeous head, and his conformation was stunning. It only took three shows for him to get his CKC championship.  He got 4 points and was awarded Best Puppy in Group on his first weekend out in May 2017, 3 points at his second show in June, and his final 3 championship points and a group Third at the Pacific show in July 2017.  He enjoyed the show ring and all of the special attention he got. 

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Gabe is a very special pug.  He was one of the most endearing pugs I have had and his demeanor is absolutely incredible.  He only had one minor setback and that was that he was N/S (carrier) for PDE.  Because I had females that were also carriers, I was limited to using him as a stud dog but he did end up siring 4 litters and has 20 offspring under his belt, 4 of which were show prospect pugs (Kamea, Pink, Willow, and Max).  Gabe had some very funny habits and one of them was doing cartwheels every time he peed.  He usually did two at a time and left markings on our pole we comically called the golden arches.  We adore Gabe and knew that he would have a better life and would be much happier getting more one-on-one love and attention than we were able to give him.  We took Gabe in to be neutered on March 24, 2021.  Poor Gabe ended up developing a very serious infection and was pretty ill for a few days so his recovery time was twice as long as it should have been.  We are not exactly sure how he got such a bad infection but we are very thankful that he got through it okay.

Gabe's new parents, the Fong's, were very happy to finally be able to pick him up on April 16, 2021, and take him to Kamloops to live with them and his new sister Poppy.

PICCAL 

- Born: September 21, 2016

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

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Piccal was Art's pick of the litter and his grandson Carson asked if he could name her and he chose the name Pickle.  Her registered name became Cuddle's Piccalilly and her call name became Piccal. 
Piccal's first show was on April 13, 2017, at the Auld Land Syne all-breed dog show.  Piccal was exhibited in 7 dog show events before she finally got the points she needed for her CKC championship on Oct 7, 2017, at the Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers show under judge Gary Allan.
Piccal completed her health testing and received her CHIC certification in October of 2018 and was added to our breeding program. 

* First litter - carried 5 pups and delivered via c-section on February 25, 2020.  All puppies were females...no males.  One of the pups faded at 12 days of age. We believe she aspirated on mom's milk as Piccal's milk flow was very heavy. 
(Maggie, Francis Bean, Olive, Holly) 
Sired by Ch Vectra's Archangel Gabriel.

* Second litter - carried and delivered 7 pups via c-section on December 21, 2020. 1 faded, and 6 lived. 
2 males and 4 females 
(Duke of Earl, Alfie, Lily of the Valley, Lily, June, and Falon aka Cuddle's Miss D Meanor). 
Sired by GCh Yellow Frame's The Hustler.


A while after Piccal had her first litter we noticed her starting to limp. We took her to the vet to discover she had a torn cruciate ligament and her patella had luxated on her left hind leg. She had repair surgery on June 2, 2020. 

 

After having her second litter via c-section, we decided to spay and re-home Piccal.  She was a good mom but we did not want her to have to undergo further surgeries.

 
Piccal went to live with the Miller family in Victoria, BC on April 24, 2021. 

AMBER

- Born: February 25, 2018

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

Amber started in the show ring in August 2018.  She got Best in Breed and Best Puppy in Breed her first two shows in a row under Judges Judith Shurb and Richard Lopaschuk.  Amber was Art's pug and as such was registered in his name.  Art handled Amber at two shows before her show days got cut short due to an accidental breeding to her sire Eddy, early in 2019.  Our vet recommended that we let her go ahead with her pregnancy because our plan was for her to become part of our breeding program. The morning-after pill could ruin her chances of having future puppies and a spay would definitely prevent her from having future puppies.  So, we opted to let her have this unplanned litter.


* First litter - carried 5 pups.  The first two were free-whelped but were stillborn and 3 pups were delivered via c-section on March 11th, 2019.   There are two very healthy females and one little female that has a cleft palette. The cleft palette puppy succumbed to pneumonia on May 6th, 2018.

(Fern, Maizy).  
Sire: GCh Yellow Frame's The Hustler.
Amber developed demodex at the end of her pregnancy and passed this on to her puppies.  In addition to the normal learning curb for a new mom, poor Amber had to deal with this too and so did her two poor little girls. 

 

* Second litter - carried and delivered 4 healthy pups via c-section on December 15, 2020.  3 males and 1 female.

(Maximus Prime, Gerald, Lord Stanley, and Mabel). 
Sired by Ch Vectra's Archangel Gabriel.

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Amber was a good mom but being a brood bitch was hard on her so we decided to give her an early retirement from our breeding program. On March 27, 2021, Amber went to live with the Rickli family in New Westminster, B.C.  Amber had one offspring, Cuddle's Maximus Prime, that went on to get his CKC Canadian championship title. 

FIDGET

- Born: February 25, 2018

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

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CUDDLE'S FIDGET

Fidget was a very tiny puppy; so tiny that I was concerned there may be a problem with her.  I decided to keep her until I was comfortable letting her go.  Art spent so much time with her that he became very attached.  It turned out that I made the right decision to keep her.  When she was about 4-1/2 months old, she started to lose control of her back legs.  Art took her to the Vet and she was diagnosed with hemivertebrae.  Before she turned 5 months old, she could no longer walk.  When she was about 12- months old, we bought her a 2-wheel walker but she was unable to hold herself up when she was in it.  We looked around for a 4-wheel walker but had a very difficult time finding one small enough for her...she was barely 5 lbs.  We finally found one for her when she was about 1-1/2 yrs old.  In the meantime, she lived in a show trolley we set up for her in the kitchen so that she would not be alone.  For a treat, Art gave her yogurt in the morning and in the evening...she just loved it.  She would get so excited that she would flail her legs around in anticipation of getting her next serving.  This movement help build up her muscles and after about a year of not being able to stand or walk, she decided to stand up on all fours...it wasn't long before she started to walk again.  She does not walk really well but she can sure get around, especially on the grass.  Fidget's primary job is being our Cuddle Pugs mascot.  This will be her job for the rest of her life. 

RYDER

- March 12, 2018 - December 7, 2022

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

Ryder was reserved as a show prospect and even though we did not plan it, he remained at Cuddle Pugs.  Ryder was exhibited and did very well in the conformation ring. He got the final points he needed for his CKC championship title on September 29, 2019.  

When Ryder completed his championship, he went to live with my grandson Cody where he would remain intact so he could have the best of both worlds being a pet and a stud dog. 

Ryder did sire one litter (2 males and 1 female).  

In April 2020, a genetic health issue called COMS (Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome) & SM (Syringomyell) was diagnosed in another dog in the same line as Ryder.   Although this issue is considered congenital we decided to retire Ryder so he was neutered and became a loving pet.   

 

In November 2022, Ryder got very sick and was diagnosed with Lymphoma. 
With some help, he passed away peacefully on December 7, 2022.

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ZIVA

- Born: July 24, 2018

Breeder: Alla Kopteva, Sibirskiy Sapphire

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On July 25, 2018, I was online looking at Facebook and a post came up showing 3 black pug puppies that were just born.  I was in the process of retiring and rehoming DuvesssA, our only black female, so I contacted the breeder, Alla Kopteva, to see if she would be willing to export one of her puppies to Canada and she said yes.  There were 2 females in the litter and I was strongly drawn to Ziva even after her health testing came back with a PDE rating of N/S and her sister was N/N.  There was just something very special about Ziva even from a distance.  Ziva was shipped from Russia on November 7th, 2018.  She was accompanied by a pet escort named Aleksey Shigova and arrived in Seattle, WA on November 10th, 2018. Art met up with Aleskey at Sea-Tech Airport and then drove back to BC Canada with Ziva the same day.  


Because my focus at the time, was on showing Yana, I decided to get Ziva's registration through the CKC Examination Committee process. Ziva was examined on October 2, 2019, and her CKC registration was issued on January 17, 2020.  We did not end up showing Ziva in the conformation ring.  Ziva completed all of her health tests and got her CHIC certification on September 17, 2020, and was added to our breeding program.

* First litter - carried and whelped via c-section, 4 pups on February 12, 2020.  2 males & 2 females. 
(Axel, Rossi, Poppy, & Luna).
Sired by GCH Festivals Soul Idris Elba aka Ink.
* Second litter - carried and free-whelped 4 pups on May 7, 2021. The first puppy, a male, was born at 8:22 am.  His birth weight was 170g. At 9:28 am the second puppy, a female, was born. Her birth weight was 180g. At 10:28 am a male puppy was born. The male did not survive the delivery. We suspect he had meconium syndrome as there were feces in his sack.
(Bronson, Maybe, & Dottie). 
Sired by Angel's Charm Julius Caesar.
* Third litter - Ziva was due on July 9th but hung in there until the 11th. Ziva was still swollen from vaginal hyperplasia, so she ended up having a C-section to avoid any complications and was also spayed at the same time.  Ziva carried 7 puppies but unfortunately 2 of the puppies were underdeveloped and had died in the womb.  Ziva ended up having 5 live puppies...3 males and 2 females.  Unfortunately, we lost one female on July 30th and then lost the other female on August 26th.  Our Vet suspected these losses were due to liver shunts. 
(Duke, JohnyOates, Mad Max)

On November 9th, 2022, Ziva went to live with the Guest family in Powell River, B.C.

KAMEA

- Born: November 19, 2018

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

Kamea was Glenda's only puppy which is why we chose Cuddle's One N Only for her registered name.

 
Kamea's first dog show was in the Baby Puppy class at the Renaissance Dog Show in April 2019.  She was awarded Best Puppy in Breed in all three shows she was entered into. Kamea continued her show career for the remainder of 2019 and gained 7 points toward her championship title.  


Then in 2020, along came Covid-19 with social distancing and the canceling of dog shows until further notice.  So when Kamea completed her health testing requirements for our breeding program and was ready to be bred, 

 

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* First litter - Kamea delivered her first litter of 5 puppies via c-section on November 13, 2020. Three males and 2 females.  Two of the males had severe cleft palettes and did not survive.  Dawn Shannon of Apricot Kiss Pugs has one of the females, Aisling aka Ch Cuddle's  Run With Your Dream.  Annie aka Ch Cuddle's Sweet Dreams was added to our breeding program.  us.  Their male sibling named Charles, lives in Calgary.Sire: Ch Shijo N Marjay's Dream Keeper (aka Keeper).

 

* Second litter - February 22, 2023. Seven puppies were delivered via c-section.  One of the pups had a cleft palate and did now survive. Two males & four females survived. (Pedee, Guppy, Emélie Joy, Francesca, & Daisy)
Sired by GCh Yellow Frame's The Hustler (aka Eddy)


In February 2022, Kamea had dental work done with some extractions, and at the same time, she had a soft palate resection/trim done. 


Because Kamea would now have had two c-sections and had already produced two cleft palate puppies, we decided to retire her from our breeding program.  Kamea was spayed on February 22, 2023, at the same time her last c-section was done. 

KOTA

- Born: April 27, 2019

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

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Kota had a great first show weekend in Summerland at the Skaha KC dog show at the end of August 2019. Kota's very first weekend in the show ring as a Baby Puppy and he nailed it...he was such a show-off.  He won Best Baby Puppy in Sweeps and then Best in Sweeps Runner-Up (out of 26 dogs ranging from 3 to 18 months of age). Kota won Best Baby Puppy in Breed all 3 days and Best Baby Puppy in the Toy Dog group. and then went on to win First in Class (3 to 6 months). 


At 6-1/2 months of age, Kota earned his Canadian Championship in one weekend at the Elsie Murray KC dog show held November 8 to 11th, 2019 at Heritage Place in Chilliwack, BC. Kota was awarded BOB, BP, and BPG in Group all 4 days.  He also was awarded Group Three and Group Four wins.  


The weekend of November 23rd, I showed Kota at the Pug Club of Canada National Specialty held in Toronto, ON where he was competing with the top pugs in Canada.  Kota was awarded Best of Winners, Best Puppy, and Best Bred By in a Specialty Show under Judge Mr. G. Whitfield and was awarded Best in Specialty Sweepstakes under Judge Ms. A. Fischer. Kota also was awarded Best Puppy in Breed in all 3 of the Aurora Kennel Club shows and earned his first Grand Champion points.


Kota stayed in Ontario and is in the great care of Heidi Merkli.  He continued on in conformation and has achieved many wins.  Best Puppy In Show, multiple Best of Breed wins and many Group wins.  Kota has also been shown in the US and has received his American GCH title.  In addition, he is also been trained in performance and has received a number of performance titles.  Kota has his CHIC certification and is now a proven stud dog. 
Kota is an outstanding Pug in every way.  I am very thankful to Machiko Nomura for recommending Keeper as a sire, to Janice Shiebe of Shijo Pugs for allowing me to use Keeper in my breeding program, and to Jim Bradly for getting Keeper's semen to me on time.

Kota has made me a very proud breeder.

FALON

- Born: December 21, 2020

Breeder: Debbie Dales, Cuddle Pugs

Falon began showing in August 2021.  She was awarded Best Puppy in Group at the Skaha KC show on Sept. 5th, 2021 by Judge Peter Laventhall-Wolfish and another Best Puppy in Group at the Mt Cheam show on Sept. 24th, 2021 by Judge Sylvia Barkey.
Falon was awarded Best of Breed twice in Duncan at the Nanaimo KC and Tyee KC shows the weekend of December 2nd - 5th, 2021 which gave her the points she needed to complete her Canadian Championship.
Falon completed her health testing and received her CHIC certification in the fall of 2022, and then joined our breeding program.

* First and only litter - Falon started contractions just after 6:00 pm on October 1st. By around 8:00 pm Falon started to push but only presented part of a placenta sack with no signs of a puppy. So, Art took Falon for a 1.5-hour drive to the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley in Langley for a C-section. Falon was carrying six puppies but one of her pups did not survive.

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Five live puppies were born on October 2nd at about 1:30 am.  Three males and two females. Bogey, Sprout, Khai, Sparkle, and Joy.  Sire: Ch Cuddle's Maximus Prime (aka Max)

In January 2023, we made the decision to further expedite the downsizing of our breeding program.  Because we found a great home for Falon, we made the decision to place her forever home sooner than expected.  Falon went to live with the Pahl family in Mission B.C. on July 11th, 2023.  

BELL

    - January 29, 2009 - November 3, 2021

Bell, our German Shepherd, was my step son's dog and came to be with us as a result of some of life's changes.  

 

Bell was very timid and fearful as a puppy and young dog but outgrew her shyness and matured into a very loving pet and companion. She developed a very strong bond with Art and was almost always found in close proximaty to him.

Age related illness got the best of Bell and on November 3, 2021, we said our good-byes to Bell as she laid her head down and peacefully slipped away.  

LUKIE - 2003 - March 5, 2017

Lukie came to us as a rescue dog in March of 2014 at 11 years of age.  His family could no longer look after him due to personal circumstances beyond their control.  Lukie had a neurological disorder resulting from being in a car accident when he was a 6-month old puppy and his mobility was not the greatest, but he managed to get around okay and fit in really well with our other pugs and pug puppies. 

 

Due to our move to Deroche, Lukie moved in with a pug fancier and friend  who became very attached to him. The bond between them was nothing short of amazing...BFF is an understatement.

On the night of March 5th, 2017 at 14 years of age, Lukie crossed over the rainbow bridge leaving behind some very saddened hearts. 

 

RIP dear Lukie. We feel so privileged to have been able to spend part of your life with you and so very sad that the time spent could not have been longer.

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