Are Pugs Inbred?

Unfortunately, yes.

Pugs are made the way they are because of centuries of inbreeding. Those who have followed or are following any form of quality breeding practices have completely abandoned this practice for more than 50 years. The only folks still practicing it are backyard breeders using little to no genetic selection tools on their dogs, which exposes the animal to all manner of inheritable disorders and hereditary diseases–from hip dysplasia to patent ductus arteriosus to cherry eye-something that’s “completely normal” among Pugs, but is usually considered a purely cosmetic defect in most breeds (including most strays). This is not okay with us at PAWS society‚Ķ

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