(Closed) French Bulldog vs. Pug

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I looked into a french when we were looking for dogs but refused to spend so much on a dog. we ended up getting a puggle!

I dont know much about stright up pugs vs french but some pugs have a lot of breathing problems 🙁

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why don’t you save yourself a lot of money and save a life? I think rescuing dogs is great and will never buy a dog. Good luck with your decision.

If you want to stick to a specific breed, I am sure that you can find a pug or bull dog rescue. I have friends who just rescued a boxer through a boxer specific rescue group.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I haven’t had either breed myself, but have spent time with both, and both the Frenchies and pugs I”ve been around were equally sweet and lovable. We babysat a pug for a week once, and he was smart and very affectionate, and seemed to be fine with kids and other animals. He did snore though! (which is kind of endearing, IMO).

Both breeds have breathing problems and other problems if not bred correctly and well. If you don’t care about papers, why not get a pup that’s part French/Pug?

Here’s some in your general area that are part French Bulldog just for FYI:
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?animal_type=Dog&pet_breed=French+Bulldog&location=AL&startsearch=Search
(Even if you don’t want to get one until winter, you can see which groups to contact in winter, etc.)

Frenchies are in part so expensive because it’s extremely difficult and dangerous for females to give birth – most require C-sections to give birth, and many require artificial insemination to get pregnant, due to the way they are built.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is totally not helpful, but when I read the title I thought it was about Mrs. French Bulldog and Mrs. Pug lol. Anyone else?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Please reconsider before doing your own breeding.  We have an incredible # of dogs already looking for homes, there’s no need to contribute to the pet overpopulation problem.

Also, as already suggested, look into breed-specific rescues.  My first dog was from a yorkie rescue and actually DID come with papers.  Unfortunately he grew larger than the original owner wanted (she found it hard lugging an 18 lb dog around in her purse), so to the shelter he went.  Our second dog was from a breed-specific search on PetFinder.  Both cost less than $100!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@pec1216: Your doggie is SO cute! Glad that you have rescued a dog. I am just a big supporter of shelters. 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Get a mongrel instead – if you ask around, you’ll prob find some without the kennel cough issues. Mongrels are usually the healthiest by far. We’ve a terrier/setter ( I think) cross, and she’s fit as a fiddle.

It’s really not a good thing to buy unregistered dogs – that just encourages unregistered breeders, and they presumably feel no obligation to adhere to regulations the way registered breeders must.

That said, I def wouldn’t pick a pug – poor little things, all that sniffling and snuffling! The respiratory problem is a direct effect of their being bred for the squashed nose look.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@twalila: That’s so sad about your yorkie. I don’t understand how people can treat animals so poorly. My animals become like family members.

My cat Stitch came from a rescue and he was given up by his owner because she got married and her new husband didn’t like him (or cats in general, this was never clear). How could someone give up a pet that they had raised for 4 years and from kttenhood? Glad I have Stitch now, he deserved better than that crap!

My other cat Lola was dumped at a pet store in a box with no holes in it. She was really skinny and had scabs all over her. She is such a sweetheart so I know that someone loved her during her life, but I have no idea why someone would dump her like that!

Here are my babies!

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Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Another plea to please rescue rather than buy and please please please please do not breed your dogs. 

That being said I can only tell you what I know about pugs, I had one growing up. They are super cute but very lazy and not “hearty” dogs. Mine got heat stroke at my hs graduation and the vet (luckily a family friend who was already in attendance) had to make an emergence run to her office to get an iv and do fluids for her. She can’t walk long distances (think… a 3 mile hike ended her in the vets office again). She just isn’t very active. Some of this might be due to the fact that she was a backyard breeder pup and was NOT well bred (another great reason to not breed your own) and so she had more health problems. She has always been a really good/cute dog and very well behaved. I love her but she’s definitely not an easy dog. 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I also think you should look into mixed breeds. Pure breeds have genetic issues that cause lots of health problems (a lot of which were discussed above). Getting a mixed breed generally means that the dog has a much better shot at being healthy long term. Plus, it saves the life of a dog, versus encouraging puppy mills/irresponsible breeders!

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