Any one else got a Jug puppy?

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  1. Jess2308

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    Im not having a go, dont misunderstand!! I just hate the names these breeders give these dogs to make them sound cute lol.

    Unfortunately hip and elbow problems are very common in labs, but can be easily avoided by screening all breeding dogs and only breeding from ones with acceptable scores. I can only imagine what it is like to have to deal with that with a 6 month old puppy :( Im glad he is ok now!

    And its not actually true that mongrels are healthier than purebreds. If you go for a 50/50 cross you stand more likelihood of the pup potentially inheriting the problems of BOTH breeds rather than just the one you get with a purebred pup. Thats why when people tell me they want a pug or lab cross (which i dont breed) i point them in the direction of their nearest rescue centres. Plenty of "heinz 57" crosses there that look like both breeds lol

    But, its up to you what dog you choose to buy and as long as he is right for your family thats all that matters :D
     
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  2. MutleyandBrian

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    To Jess2308.

    I stand corrected! I have always loved pugs and it was my misconception about breathing as well the cost that put me off! In my area you can pay the same for a pure pug as you can for a second hand car! Sorry if i have offended any other pug owners!
     
  3. Jess2308

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    Dont worry, im not offended. As a pug owner and breeder its a comment i come across almost daily :rolleyes: Its not helped by the large numbers of puppy farmers churning out appauling quality puppies that give the breed a bad reputation :mad: They are a lovely breed though, but yes, very expensive! Certainly worth more than my car :laugh:
     
  4. MutleyandBrian

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    I agree about the health screening. We were slightly guided by money when we bought Mutley as we desperate for a labrador. It was a rough time for him with x-rays and medication as well as a lot of travelling. The nearest specialist was about 80 miles away! Thank goodness for insurance!

    I agree with the silly name for the puppy, i prefer 'Pug Russell' to 'jug' but we just tend to say Pug x jack russell when any one asks us!

    Didn't think you were having a go, just defending your little pugs!
     
  5. Jess2308

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    Lol My bf is called Russell, will have to call him Pug Russell when he's out walking my pugs, that'll upset him lol!!

    Poor Mutley... Must have been awful for him, thank God he's doing so well now and has a new toy (sorry, dog lol) to play with :D Labs have such amazing temperments, mine have always got on so well with my pugs!
     
  6. MutleyandBrian

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    Thank you. Mutley is just gorgeous and has the most lovely temperament. He is so fantastic around the kids and the his new toy! The vet thought he was a runty puppy but he grew and grew and now he weighs over 40 kilos! Thats huge compared to little Brian who is only about 4 pounds! You got any pics of your pugs?
     
  7. Jess2308

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    Wow, he is a big boy!! Bless him!

    Here's some pictures of my pugs.

    This is Delilah, my pride and joy. i adore her!

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  8. Mum2Alfie

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    Not really an odd cross, jack russels are being crossed with alot of dogs recently, jack russel and poodle.....jackapoo, jacks and chihuahuas, jacks a daushund (my lil boy) plenty more if you look on websites. I think they are lovely little things. Its not accidents that people are breeding them, with mixed breeds there is less chance you will get any of the illnesses or behaviours.

    As for size my chazz is a little bigger than a jack, so ur jug will probably be smaller. He is gorgious! I have piccys on my profile of my pup if u wanna look. :)
     
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    Dosen't help when celebs like Paris hilton get them either :mad:

    I want a puggle and will end up having one, but guess what mines going to be rescue, I feel that bit better rescuing a "designer" dog rather than paying the £800+.

    My fiancee worked in a doggy day care and explained all the puggles he had were naughty and ill behaved and hyper active. I see that as more of a challenge, I like puggles for their looks and their temperaments :) i'm a beagle fan and i'm sort of a pug fan, they are quite cute in their own squashed face little way, remind me of little pigs but so much cuter :D
     
  10. MutleyandBrian

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    AWWWWWW! They are gorgeous! They look in really good shape unlike some big fatties that I have seen. Really sorry about mum.

    Will put more photos up of my boys when I get them sorted out!

    Jo x
     
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    awwww i love beagles, think that is gonna be the next dog if i can talk my hubby into getting another one!!
     
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    Aww, Brian is a sweetheart! He looks kinda like a Boxer mini-me.:DI luv the name too..
    It sounds like a nice cross, I think Pug's are alot more energetic and playful then people credit them for?:)
    I love the little toy breed crosses. You get some adorable looking dogs and they usually have sweet personalities.
    Not so keen on crossing different types of dog though. At least if you cross gundog to gundog or guarding to guarding you have some idea of what you will get.
     
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    I love the name - Brian really suits him, he's a real cutie.
    And your Lab is gorgeous to :)
     
  14. MutleyandBrian

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    Thanks for all the lovely comments about Mutley and Brian. They are both lovely boys and very well behaved! So many people have said that Brian looks like a boxer, even my husband was panicing that we had been sold a boxer by mistake- i pointed out to him that he has a curly piglet tail! Check out these pics!
     

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    I have a Pug x Chihua hua as you can see in pic. She is approx 14 weeks old now.

    Brian is a cutey
     
  16. MutleyandBrian

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    Wow! Your little pup is identical to mine! He is gorgeous! Is the 14 weeks in the pic?
     
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    About 12 weeks when that was taken or just over :)
     
  18. MutleyandBrian

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    Brian is nearly thirteen weeks now. I can't believe how similar they are. The pug must be quite dominant as a breed! Is yours a good little puppy? Brian is very cuddly but is definately a little terrier when he is playing!
     
  19. Jess2308

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    Thank you! My pet hate is the disgustingly overweight animals waddling around the ring - the owners should be ashamed of themselves. My dogs all get proper country walks including hills, beaches and MUD :D We dont have any waddlers here :rolleyes: (except for me sometimes lol!!)

    Your boy is gorgeous, such a sweet face!
     
  20. deb53

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    She is a diamond when asleep and a demon when awake lol.

    Couple more pics
     
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