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Pug puppy v X pug puppy

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Tate15 Wed 16-Dec-15 21:36:17

I have a whippet X greyhound and a whippet but my daughter wanted a pug as well!

When I researched the breed I found that Pugs have been bred over the last 100 plus years to have squashed faces and lots of health problems.

Queen Victoria bred and kept pugs and from this painting of her pugs you can see that their faces were not as flat as pugs you see today.

I discovered the modern day pug puppies may have to have operations to widen their nostrils and have folds of skin removed that hamper their eyes and noses.

With this in mind we found a litter where the mother was a Jack Russel X Pug and the father a pug, resulting in our pug having the colouring of a pug but none of the breathing/facial problems.

We have had our puggy puppy for a few months and he is now nearly six months and our vet has given him a full bill of health and is pleased to see a dog who doesn't have all the problems associated with a very flat face.

We meet lovely pedigree pugs on walks but some are quite laboured in breathing and sound like steam trains and struggle to run around with other dogs. Our puppy can't keep up with the whippets but he has a good old try and is able to breathe normally.

As pugs are quite popular in fashion accessories and home furnishings there may be posters on here contemplating buying a pug puppy.

I hope my post may help people consider getting a healthy pug X.

cleowasmycat Wed 16-Dec-15 21:42:49

I love my pug.

Tate15 Wed 16-Dec-15 22:15:06

Your pug is lovely. They don't have a very flat face or excessive wrinkles like many we have seen.

They are funny characters aren't they?

cleowasmycat Thu 17-Dec-15 09:45:46

He's brilliant. He just wants to cuddle all the time and like trying to jump really high to catch flying birds. Clearly he never succeeds in doing this.

JessieEssex Sat 19-Dec-15 08:05:08

Here's my pug X JR - she's such a lovely dog with perfect health and a great temperament. Super bright too!

Tate15 Sat 19-Dec-15 09:28:56

Jessie, your dog is gorgeous too!

I am hoping that breeds such as the pug and sharpei can be helped to become healthier.

Introducing another breed to the mix is certainly one way to get a healthy or healthier dog.

I had concerns about getting a third dog, especially one that is a completely different breed buy my youngest whippet who s just under ten months is very affectionate and fatherly/best friends towards him and the two of them are very close. My bigger and eldest dog washes the pair of them every morning, dicky, ears, mouth- the lot!

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