We have had Pugs for over 20 years. We are members of Pug Dog Club of America and are committed to their principals. We got our first Pug in 1990 after five years of begging by our daughter, Brenda. This Pug turned out to be not only our first Pug, but our first conformation champion and first obedience title holder. He was Ch. Toby Tuff Stuff CDX, who can be found in our female line today. We so enjoyed showing Toby that we have been doing shows ever since. They are now shown by our daughter, Brenda Wheeler. We have gone from traveling to shows in a truck camper, pop-up camper, class C motorhome, travel trailer, and the final one (I hope!) a 38 foot class A diesel pusher motorhome. We travel around the Midwest for the shows. Gary and I are both retired, so we are home everyday with the Pugs.
The Pugs have completely consumed our lives. We live and breathe Pug! If you come visit, you will see Pug pictures, statues, pillows, and every imaginable Pug thing everywhere you look! We have greatly enjoyed making new friends all over the country because of the Pugs.
In March, 2011, AKC presented Joan with their "Breeder of Merit" award.