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    Hi Vanessa

    It is fantastic that you are open to learning about the issues and hearing another view.

    I agree most people are unaware of the issues. The staggering issues are very well and deliberately hidden. They dont want anyone to know...

    I truly hope you spend some time researching and learning all you can before making a decision.

    Anne has given you great info and has great experience.

    It is all about choosing not to support an industry notorious for inhumane and irresponsible breeding practices. And while these people pump out massive numbers of puppies for profit, who often suffer health and behavioural problems. Others are sitting in a pound or shelter having their precious lives snuffed out.

    A good repuatable rescue group or registered breeder is most certainly the way to go. You will have a wonderful puppy and support for the life of the bub.

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Off Topic!!

    Hi Natty!! & Ozeymum!!

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    Off Topic!!

    Hi Natty!! & Ozeymum!!
    Hellooooo Nic , miss seeing you about the forum

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    Hi Nic!! I knew you had to have been lurking about here somewhere!
    xo

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    heaps of cross breeds are almost becomeing new breeds of their own!! and i quite like them (this coming from a person who's pretty much only had purebreeds) theirs the spanadoor (my fav) and the labradoodle and the pugalier which is pretty common anyway i lke them and crossbreeds tend to be healthier anyhow (as long as they are of similar size and shape and the pregnancy is monitored) i think crossbreeding (when its planned and intentional no byb's please) is not neccissarily a bad thing

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    yeah the breeding for soundness made me laugh!!
    they do not!!
    they breed for characteristics that meet the standard even if it means that after 3 or 4 years their quality of life is shot and even if it means interfamily breeding. aslong as they look the part in their prime then who cares how they feel after that theyre not needed then anyhow

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    Hi,

    I'm new here and I have a 6 month old Pugalier girl. I just wanted to quickly weigh in on the whole designer breed/puppy farming issue. I did heaps of research before deciding on the Pugalier and I made sure that my pup was not coming from a puppy farm. We now have a beautifully well adjusted dog who is a great mix of her parents. She gets her height from her mum and her attitude from her dad!

    I think that we forget that puppy farms and byb are also breeding pure bred dogs as well, so just because you have a Pure bred does not guarantee the quality of the dog.

    Also, all breeds started as crosses, deliberate or not. It may have been 100+ years ago but it still happened. I think we are going through the next cycle of that same thing and I hope that in 10 years or so, we will have some consistency with these designer breeds and be able to have then recognised.

    I think the real message is know who you are buying from, ask the question "where does this puppy come from" if the pet shop or breeder cannot answer straight, or they just say "a larger facility" then you know to walk away.

    I must say that to date I have not seen any Pugaliers in shelters, but I sure have seen a lot of labs, kelpies etc.

    Just my thoughts

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    Welcome to the forum 'Rosie's mum'..

    Well said !!
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    I have seen too many pug crosses in shelters I'm afraid... "Jugs" mostly due to the overtly active bhaviour versus the breathing dificulties

    And yes most breeds started with cross breeding, but with genuine function in mind, not money making. Plus the culling required with the original crossbreeding to create a new breed is not something we really find acceptable these days.

    But I'm glad you're happy with your choice and I hope you have many years pleasure with your pup.

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    Why would anyone want a jug...I instantly think of the magazines stashed under my brothers bed. Wouldn't want to say 'hey everyone! Meet my JUGS!'

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