Dogs With Wrinkles: A Guide To Caring For Wrinkly Dogs
The name “Wrigley” was given to these little guys because they have a lot of wrinkles. They are known as the “wristy” or “wrinkle-faced.” These dogs look adorable when they’re young, but their looks change quickly once they grow up. Their eyes become rounder and their skin becomes paler. They may even lose some of their hair.
These dogs can sometimes get very nervous around strangers, especially if they think someone is going to hurt them. Some people don’t like the idea of having a dog with wrinkles since it makes them feel uncomfortable. Others just want a pet that doesn’t make them feel self-conscious all the time!
If you do decide to own a dog with wrinkles, here’s what you need to know.
1) You Can’t Just Buy One From A Pet Store Anymore
You probably remember those commercials where the woman would buy a cute kitten from a pet store only to discover later that she had gotten something much worse than a kitten. That’s exactly how many people felt after buying one of these wrinkly puppies at a pet shop.
You can’t just choose one of these dogs from the shelf and expect it to be a good fit for you or your family. You need to take the time to learn about the dog and its specific needs before deciding if it’s the right pet for you. Dogs with wrinkles are prone to several skin conditions that require special care, so they aren’t the best choice for everyone.
These dogs need to live indoors since their skin doesn’t do well in cold or hot weather. This is why they are also known as “apartment dogs.” If you want a dog that can run around in the yard and go on long walks, these guys aren’t for you.
2) Their Skin Can Be Very Sensitive
Just like people who have sensitive skin, dogs with wrinkles can also suffer from itchy skin. This is common in dogs that have a lot of wrinkles, such as some Shar Peis, Pugs, and Boston Terriers.
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