I found my old Totoro hat, I don’t think you realize how happy I am!!
This just happened on my dash. Now I wonder…is that the same ducky? *laughs forever*
They make it really hard for me to leave for work.
What’s the opposite of an ugly duckling? A puggle.
Puggles are popular because they make the most adorable puppies! However, adult puggles are predisposed to being pretty fugly.
For those who are outraged by the health problems of purebred dogs but don’t actually know anything about canine health and genetics, it’s an easy scam to be suckered into. Most people buying these dogs do not care about the pedigree and history of their parents, assuming a mutt is automatically free of inherited disease.
Puggles are not necessarily healthier than their parent breeds. Both Beagles and Pugs can suffer from cherry eye and epilepsy. Puggles can also inherit hip dysplasia from one or both of their parents. Some Puggles can suffer from food and environmental allergies. If the allergies are serious enough, a special diet or steroid shots may be needed.
Puggles who have longer snouts like the Beagle parent are at a reduced risk of respiratory problems. However, Puggles can still suffer from the respiratory ailments commonly found in Pugs (a breed known for being brachycephallic), which can be problematic. One common, nonthreatening respiratory ailment that Puggles sometimes suffer from is reverse sneezing (also called backwards sneezing or inspirational paroxysmal respiration).
Fun fact: the man who popularized the Puggle cross was busted for keeping over a thousand dogs in inhumane conditions - i.e. operating a puppy mill.