Thanks guys, he isa pugalier(pug x cavalier king charles) after losing our two heelers we thought we would try something different. He has acheeky side but has embedded himself well and truly into our lives
As I discussed in another post on here I am usually against cross-brreeding however som "designer dogs" do seem to be a good idea and the Pugalier is a good example of this.
It is important for people to realise that this is NOT a random crossbreed but careful consideration of two breeds that when crossed can achieve a good result. In most cases the hopeful outcome is a possible improvement on the original breeds in some ways. Firstly the theory that health can be better in a crossbreed "hybrid vigiour" it's called and secondly improvement of certain less desirable characteristics.
Burkes Backyard did an article on them and said... "Both the Pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are dogs with wonderful temperaments. However the Pug in particular isn't without its problems, particularly with eyes and breathing. The crossing of these two breeds aims to maintain each of these dog's lovely nature whilst improving on the Pug's type. "
Good luck with your little dog. I recently lost my last Dobermann who was twelve and have decided to try something different too. I must be absolutely crazy because I have always wanted a Basenji and might just bite the bullet and get one this time. I guarentee your choice is a lot wiser as mine will cause me nothing but headaches. Basenjis are known for destroying everything they can get their teeth into and escaping from anywhere you put them. I just love a challenge it seems!
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