I have two Puginese dogs- that’s Pug and Pekinese mix. I don’t know how to insert a link with my Chromebook, so here are their pics.
They are littermates, almost two years old, tiny little things, and mean as hell. Not to me, of course, they think the sun rises and sets on me, and they tolerate the other people that live here, but when anybody comes over, they have to be put up, or they will bite their ankles. They are really, really mean, even to people that have been here a lot of times.
I’ve gotten them to where they will go right into my bedroom when someone knocks and I tell them to go in there, and I’ll shut the door until the person leaves, so there’s that. But I would like for them to be able to retain their sanity and be out and not bite people, like normal dogs, if that’s possible.
I know that it’s the Pekinese in them-- we have two Pugs and while they do bark at noises, they’re friendly to people and do not have this problem. I read the other day that Chinese emperors used to call Pekinese dogs “sleeves”, because they would hide them in their sleeves and then go up to their enemies and fling their sleeves out and the dogs would attack. And knowing these dogs, it’s easy to believe. I didn’t know this about Pekinese when I got them, and they weren’t mean to us when we got them. I guess they sensed that we were all they had, and they were only a few weeks old.
Not only are they vicious like this, but they’re also very stubborn and willful. It took months and months to housetrain them, and still to this day, they are stubborn as hell, especially the black and white one. So I’m not hopeful that this can happen, but I’m willing to listen to any ideas anyone might have. The title was a bit tongue-in-cheek; I doubt that they will ever really warm up to other people, but if they’d just stop biting them, I’d be happy.