If you look up pugs (and their mixes) on http://www.petfinder.com , you should be able to find a puggle to adopt for $100 to $300. When you adopt, the dog is usually up-to-date on shots and already spayed/neutered.
They usually sell for much more than they are worth...I can't believe breeders are getting so much for mixed breed dogs these days. Please consider adopting a pug/beagle mix. There are so many being rehomed these days because people buy them as "cute" puppies and then realize how difficult this mix grows up to be. So I'm sure you won't have a problem finding one to adopt
Mall petstore "Puggle" will run you about $1,500 - but - as previously posted by another member and based on my own experience - you'll spend way more than that bringing it to the vet trying to diagnose/treat the breathing problems.
Thanks Sassy/Pepper-My Babies
- yeah, so how many "puggles" with breathing problems does that make here? people with personal experience commenting about their breathing problem? Yeah, I lost track cause it's so many.
The inconsistencies and problems some of you mention -- aren't there steps a breeder can take to make them less likely? I understand that by putting just any beagle together with just any pug, there would be a lot of different ways for offspring to look, and a wide range of possible health outcomes. But if a particular beagle/pug mating yielded healthy puppies with good temperaments and the desired look (for adults as well as when they're babies), that mating could theoretically be repeated, and repeated again. Wouldn't the results tend to be consistent with the first litter that pair had? I'm not arguing that it would, I'm asking. I get why repeat matings are not a good idea if you're breeding to improve an established breed. But if you're just trying to get the best possible results in a first-generation cross, maybe that wouldn't really apply, especially if the resulting puppies are sold with spay/neuter contracts. Maybe it would be more about finding out what type of beagle makes the best puppies with what type of pug.
***Edited By: JoanEK on 7/24/2007 3:41:05 PM*** Reason: *