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    Default We'd like to buy a black puggle puppy - but I'm afraid of buying for a puppy farm.

    Hey there,

    My partner and I have been thinking about getting a dog for almost 6 months now, and after doing some research we've decided we'd like a pug cross puppy, preferably black. We've been looking at black jack russell x pug AND beagle x pug puppies. I've been doing some research on chevromist and ACA Kennels, and they've both been exposed as fronts for puppy farms.

    I know we can find breeders for purebred pug puppies, but how can we find a safe pug cross breeder, preferably in Victoria. We've been scouring the internet, with not much luck - and anyone I come across I'm automatically suspicious they're a front for puppy farms.

    We're not sure where to go next, and I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on this?

    Thanks!

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    I'm honestly not sure if there are any reputable breeders for the dog you are after. Is there any particular reason you want this cross? Maybe members here could recommend you a pure bred that you could source from a reputable breeder that still meets your requirements.

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    Hi Shonnie Bee,

    Go with your instincts and dont buy one......it's a huge gamble you'd be taking. They are after all a crossbreed and the 'puggle ' could very well gro up to be a 'Jug pussel' ....more jack russel than pug (i just made up that name LOL).

    Pugs are cool dogs....i own a giant one !!! Save your money and some heart break and buy a purebreed Pug from a reputable breeder or better yet suss out your RSPCA or rescue organisation and see if they have any in there needing a new home.

    Good luck.


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    As Sean said, save yourself the risk of future problems, unknown temperaments etc etc and buy pedigreed purebreed. Sure plenty of crossbreeds are great dogs but deliberate crossbreeds(designer dogs) are almost gauranteed to come from puppy farmers = absolute unknown as far as hereditary diseases, temperaments etc etc

    In most cases pedigreed pets are in a similar price range as "designer dogs" but come with gaurantees

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    We've had quite a few others come here to find a responsible breeder of 'designer dogs'. I can only think of one who seemingly succeeded in finding a breeder who did health testing, treated her breeding dogs as pets, had limits on the number of litters from her bitch and socialised their pups. I think all the others either bought from puppy farms or changed their minds about buying a designer dog.

    The fashionable crossbreed industry is a minefield and seems mostly unethical.

    It is also true that you won't really know how your dog will turn out to be when they grow up. In which case I don't really see that much difference with getting a 'random' crossbreed pup from a shelter or rescue.

    I do understand why you would want a mix of certain dogs though. But if you follow PetRescue - Inspired by unconditional love - PetRescue long enough you may just find one that fits the bill.

    Good luck! Getting a new pup is very exciting. And I think it is great that you are determined about not supporting the puppy farm industry.

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    Great... Now I'm browsing petrescue for small dogs! And OMG there's some cuties there! I'm not particularly a small dog person, but there are some that I'd take in in a flash if I could. There's a black JRT x kelpie. Looks like a pocket sized kelpie. Melt!

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    LOL... I love browsing petrescue. I just can't do it anymore when OH is around because he'll get a fit "WHAT - another dog?????!!!!!"

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    This is an article from America, but I think it is pretty good Puggles: Designer Dogs, or Overhyped Mutts? can definitely vouch for the beagle side. My Stepdads parents breed show standard Beagles (and have shipped pups across the globe as well), they are very very vocal dogs! Also very nippy as well.

    I personally would love a pug, such personality. The shedding would be an issue for me though! lol

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    The only people who breed them are puppy farmers, commercial breeding facilities and backyarders. Crossing two dogs for profit is never ethical because thats all the designer dogs will ever be.

    As for deciding you want a crossbreed, considering the huge span of genetic variation in a litter how do you know what you are getting? Crossing two such polar opposite breeds is asking for trouble. If you want a black pug, go buy a black pug. If you want a crossbreed gamble go rescue one from the pound or shelter, at least you're not going to continue the cycle of irresponsibility.

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