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    Hi,

    I'd like a little help/information regarding pug crosses. My partner and I are looking to bring a puppy home in the next few months although we are finding it hard choosing the breed.

    Initially we loved the Puggles, Pug x Beagle although after reading the healthy issues of this dog have decided not to. Yesterday we found some gorgeous Pug x Fox Terriers, I'm not too familiar with the Fox Terriers but we really liked the look of them.

    I'd love some feedback on Pug crosses and if anyone has one it would be interesting to know if they have any health issues etc.

    Thanks.

    Stacy

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    Hi Stacy

    Why not a purebred Pug?

    Only comes with one set of genetic inherited diseases instead of two...if you buy from a registered breeder you should get health guarantees etc

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    I agree with Cleasanta. If the health issues were from the pug side, then any cross you get has a 50% chance of inheriting those problems anyway, so you may as well just get a pure bred pug and then know it's blood lines and lower the risks of inherited disorders. Cross breeders don't use the best of each breed.. they can't.. no breeder would pass on their best dogs for cross breeding.

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    Definately agree with Pugger and Clea.
    Education not Legislation

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I agree with Cleasanta. If the health issues were from the pug side, then any cross you get has a 50% chance of inheriting those problems anyway, so you may as well just get a pure bred pug and then know it's blood lines and lower the risks of inherited disorders. Cross breeders don't use the best of each breed.. they can't.. no breeder would pass on their best dogs for cross breeding.
    I totally agree!!!

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    Go with a purebred! I went for a "designer" cross and while I don't regret it I will not be doing it again (unless its a rescue).

    I stressed non-stop about my puppy and about the host of health problems she could of had as a cross breed. I have since calmed down (a bit) but would love the security of going with a registared and REPUTABLE breeder next time!

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    Hi Stacy,

    I have a Pugalier (Pug x Cavalier). My OH and I wanted a purebred pug originally, but thought we were doing the "right thing" health wise by getting a cross. Of course, I now know better. We count ourselves as being very, very lucky - our boy seems to have no health problems whatsoever and somehow has the right "balance" of each breed. Like I said though, we are very lucky. It could easily have gone the other way.

    We are discussing rescuing a pure pug further down the track.

    If you do decide to go the cross breed route anyway, please, please research each breed - pugs are very different to most breeds (they are so different to beagles, I'm not sure who thought that was ever a good idea!) so you could end up with a train wreck.

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    Charlie is a total fluke.. not many pug X cavaliers turn out that perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Charlie is a total fluke.. not many pug X cavaliers turn out that perfect.
    My point exactly. We really did just get lucky.

    ETA: We have no idea if Charlie is going to keep growing or if he is fully grown or almost fully grown (We think he is almost... but who knows?). I love my 2 pups and would not trade them for the world, but getting a crossbreed is like playing a game of chance. With a purebred, at least you have guidelines. Please keep in mind though - there are many dodgy purebreed breeders out there too, not just crossbreeders. Find someone reputable! And please, please, please - do not get your puppy from a pet store!
    Last edited by Charlie & Bella's mum; 03-08-2010 at 01:52 PM.

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    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    I've obviously got alot more researching to do. A puppy is such a big responsiblity and we definitely want to do the right thing.

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