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Old 11-27-2012, 06:22 PM
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English Bulldog and Pug mix

Hi everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with an English bulldog and pug mix breed. I am thinking of getting one....

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.... but cannot find very much information on the web regarding such a breed. Such as how big they get as an adult, any health issues, what kind of behaviour and temperament I should expect.

Also, if I were to take one of these little guys (leaning towards the black) I have never adopted a dog at such a young age (10 weeks) and am not sure what to expect. I've heard for the first couple of months I could expect to lose out on a lot of sleep because I am going to have to wake up through out the night to let him/her out to pee. Although my girlfriend has agreed to come by and take care of the little guy every once in a while, I live alone and work pretty long hours during the week. This has me second guessing my decision to adopt a puppy.

Any information or advice would be very much appreciated.
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You can't find much information because it is not a breed. Therefore you cannot predict size, temperament, health problems, ect like you can with a real breed.
There's a whole section on this forum devoted to puppies and puppy info: Puppy Help and Housebreaking Puppies.
If you work long hours, I would suggest getting an older dog from a shelter.
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Thanks Amanda. I was initially thinking about getting an older dog and I guess during my search got distracted by the adorableness of a puppy. lol. I guess I should reconsider.
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The link didn't take me to an ad, but if this is a puppy from a "breeder" and not a rehoming case, then I would strongly suggest not buying it from them. I'd recommend doing some research on breeder ethics. kijiji is a lot like Craigslist and full of BYBers.

Anyways, ethics aside, be prepared for some vet bills. The puppies from that mix could have any of the health problems that the two breeds have, and since it is extremely unlikely either of the parents had any sort of health screenings done, then your chances are pretty high you'll have medical issues with him. Not to mention the huge size range between an English Bulldog and a pug--I wouldn't be surprised if along with looking a bit awkward, it had some joint/muscularskeletal issues.

So English Bulldogs are notorious for health problems, and a lot of them are genetic. Heart murmurs, cancer, heat stroke/sensitivity, hip dysplasia, mange, dermatitis, cherry eye, hypothyroidism, distichiastis, heart disease, allergies, entropion, breathing problems, luxating patellas, etc. If you go to the Bulldog Club of America, there is some information on those and the proper screening/certification organizations. Here's another link: Learn about English Bulldog diseases

Pugs are prone to have dermatitis, breathing problems, heat sensitivity, luxating patellas, Pug Dog Encephalitis (fatal), heart disease, hip dysplasia, eyes (pigmentary keratitis, dry eyes, distichia, ulcers, entropion, proptosis), epilepsy, nerve degeneration, etc. Here's a link for info: Pug Dog Club of America and Learn about Pug diseases

As you can see, there are a lot of issues to be concerned about with either breed. Since both are wrinkly and short nosed, I'd definitely be prepared for breathing issues, heat sensitivity, dermatitis, and eye problems/diseases. I've seen a lot of pugs with heart murmurs, so that's a good possibility with the mix. And I'd wouldn't be surprised if he was dysplastic and/or had luxating patellas....

They say the purchase price of a pet is one of the smallest expenses of owning a pet--and I don't think that could be much more true than in this case.
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Thanks Amanda. I was initially thinking about getting an older dog and I guess during my search got distracted by the adorableness of a puppy. lol. I guess I should reconsider.
Most puppies are cute, but they grow out of it. Just stay strong and avoid making an impulsive purchase. That's great that you are asking questions about it beforehand, though!
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Most puppies are cute, but they grow out of it.
I said almost the exact same thing to her, lol. I guess I got caught up in the novelty of an adorable puppy. Time to put a real thinking cap on. Thanks for the advice.
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they sell these as mini english bulldogs but they are guaranteed that short nose since both breeds have them...anyone who had read up on those type dogs knows they can be very expensive at the vet. good luck in your search!
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