pugs are cute until you remember humans are breeding a type of dog that commonly suffers from a plethora of frequent and significant health issues and an inability to breathe properly and is basically just destined to a life of pain
I’m pretty sure my pug is currently running around the house, playing happily with her toys..most definitely NOT acting like a dog who’s subjected to a life of pain.
Daftest opinion I’ve ever read.
Your pug may be well but there is absolutely no denying that many pugs do suffer, most commonly due to being brachycephalic. Many need surgery just to allow them to breathe properly. On top of the deformed muzzle they suffer from a list of health problems as long as your arm (and that’s from a site that appears to be pro pug) and do badly in too much heat or cold. They even have their own unique illness, PDE (Pug Dog encephalitis) because we deformed their skulls so much that their brains may no longer fit inside, causing migraine like pains, fits, blindness, dementia, and involuntary movement.
There is a way to fix the modern pug, to revert it back to the way the breed looked many years ago, with a longer muzzle that allowed them to breathe and regulate their temperatures better, and breed only the healthiest of that stock, but the pug as it is DOES suffer because we like the way it looks more than we care about breeding a sound dog health-wise. The pug isn’t the only breed that suffers due to human vanity either. To say that this post is ‘daft’ shows that you know little about exaggerated dog breeds and are willing to disregard the cruelty of purposefully deforming animals for our own gain just because your dog is one of the lucky ones (which I’m glad of. I cant stand seeing them grunting and panting as they have to try so much harder to get a good breath)
Why on earth would we breed an animal that we know is prone to suffering from a myriad of health issues when there are other dog breeds and cross breeds that are much healthier? There is no good response. No good reason to continue to breed ‘unhealthy stock’ as it were.