ispookybooty asked:
It does depend on the dog as well. My pug just happens to not be as squishy in the face as some and is also more of a slim/gangly build. (He's like an eternal puppy lmao), and he's been ill once (turned out to be nothing) and eats normal dog food. On the other hand, our first pug died at age 2 from a sudden heart attack out on a walk. ): with pugs it's something of a health lottery.

Aw that’s so sad about your first pug :(  

You’re very right about it depending on the dog.  Not all are the same.

symbollalagy asked:
I have a purebred pug whom is very prone to yeast infections in her ears and nose wrinkles, she has allergies, has to be on hypoallergenic food, and also a monthly nail trim/ anal gland squeezing. I easily spend $200 every two months. She is very sweet and snuggly, but would not be a good choice for someone who cannot afford her care.

Thank you for you input about your own experience owning a pug!  Adopting or buying a pug really isn’t something that should be done on a whim, especially if you don’t have the financial means.  

Anonymous asked:
I love your blog. I have had a love for pugs since I was 8 and want one of my own badly, but apartment living comes with rules. In any case, I was just skimming through as usual and a question popped into my mind. What's your opinion on the MPRV movement in pug breeding? I think it's based in Germany. I looked into it a bit in the US and couldn't find a whole lot.

For those that don’t know, MPRV stands for Mops-Pekingesen-Rassehund-Verband.  They are a German group that breeds to a new standard for Pugs and Pekinese that strives for the elongation of the face, eyes that are well set into the socket, a slightly larger frame, and they don’t inbreed.  Their goal is to achieve a look similar to what these dogs looked like in the 1900’s and at the turn of the century.  In doing this, the dogs will have improved breathing and less health issues.  

I’ve done a bit of research on the MPRV group and I think they’re going a step in the right direction.  There will always be a question of ethics surrounding dog breeding, and should humans really be playing God with these animals.  But the MPRV’s main goal is to improve the health of these dogs, and I’m okay with that.  Most of the negative opinions I’ve read on MPRV have been based solely on the fact that they (the people in disagreeance) would rather have a smushed faced pug with trouble breathing and a myriad of health issues than have a slightly larger pug with a slightly longer snout and less breathing issues and health problems.  

What do you guys think about this?  Would you like to see this movement become more prominent in the US? 

 

Anonymous asked:
Hi! In light of one of your previous asks, I was wondering about getting a pug in general. I love them, they're really adorable, but I am young (and therefore penniless) and worried about potential health issues that I'd have to pay for. I can't be going to the vet all the time. Would a pug--if adopted--be a feasible option?

Pugs, adopted or not, purebred or not, are prone to a wide variety of health issues, and require more medical care than other dog breeds.  It varies with each Pug, but more likely than not you’re going to be spending a decent amount of money on vet bills.  I found this article that might be helpful to you. It sort of outlines how much you should expect to spend on your Pug.  Hope this helps!

Anonymous asked:
What do you think about the ethics surrounding breeding pugs for their cute appearance, even though they suffer breathing difficulties, eye problems and other things as a direct result? I'm just asking out of curiosity and whether you support adopting pugs rather than buying puppies and perpetuating the industry need? I do love your blog though, it's hard to not want one of these little piggies as babies they're so wonderful.

Pugs are one of the most inbred dog breeds.  The signature purebred “pug look” comes from intensive inbreeding spanning generations.  That means pugs deemed “perfect specimens” are mated with other closely related perfect specimens, such as parents or siblings, in order to successfully achieve the aesthetically appealing look that lots of pug lovers look for when they want to buy.  The majority of inbred pugs don’t survive past puppy age, and the ones that do survive go on to endure lots of health complications, all for the sake of their cute smushed faces.  Honestly, it’s ethically horrifying. That’s why I always always always recommend adopting first.  I have a link in my side bar to a list of all the pug rescues in the US (and a few international) by state.

Also, as a lot of you know, I love mixed breed pugs!  Not only are they so adorable, but the mixing of certain breeds with Pugs allows for the elongation of the face, ensuring easier breathing.  All mixed breed dogs have a lot less health issues than purebreds.  

Please don’t think that I’m condemning those of you who have bought purebred Pugs from breeders. Seriously, I’m not here to judge you, those purebreds deserve loving homes too. I was simply asked my opinion on a situation, and I gave it.  

Thank you anon, for this question.

Anonymous asked:
Can I submit a picture of a pugapoo (pug and poodle mix)?

Yup!

youreagoddamnsuperstar asked:
God bless you and your blog 😍

Thank you!!

Anonymous asked:
Can I submit a picture of a Puggle?

Oh my gosh yes I love puggles!

Anonymous asked:
can i submit a pic of my pug?

Please do!