Cuba and Tycho
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: I live in Oxford in the UK
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Just been reading the articles, Dave, on behalf of a friend who has a 12 year old Coton de Tulear and has just introduced a French bulldog puppy into the household; really good articles, I've forwarded them to her. Personally I fear that a French bulldog has the bullying, barging play style that is really NOT suited to the laid back, gentle Coton (she's the mother of my first Coton Pamba, and the dearest, quietest little dog). My present Coton, Tycho, once had a play time with a pug at class and we fairly soon removed him from a situation that was clearly making him miserable - whereas Tychy and Cuba hurtle around playing runlikehell together, and rough and tumbling in matched size and energy levels, this little pug would rush at him and ram him from the side; he very soon showed his disinclination to continue in these bullying games by sitting down and refusing to join in. Cuba, I suspect, would have given the pug a run for its money - she's very out-going and up for a more energetic play than Tycho. But he was having none of it. I'm not sure what I would have done if he and Cuba had not got on so beautifully - giving her back would have been horrible, but making Tycho's life miserable would probably have been worse....