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Guy Wants To Get A Purebred Pug, His Friend Tries To Prove Why It’s Animal Cruelty With Skull Comparison
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Guy Wants To Get A Purebred Pug, His Friend Tries To Prove Why It’s Animal Cruelty With Skull Comparison

If a friend tells you that you’re making a mistake, you should at least hear them out. After all, it only shows that they care. So, when Imgur user NoNienNietNon heard that their buddy was getting a purebred dog, they tried their best to convince them to look at other breeds instead of pugs, mainly because of all the health problems these brachycephalic dogs are so prone to.

One concerned person tried to convince their friend to not get a pug

Comparing the breed’s skull those of other dogs, they explained why pugs are so prone to health problems

Pugs’ history goes all the way back to the Chinese Han dynasty (B.C. 206 to A.D. 200). Sources say that Chinese Emperors really valued this dog breed, and kept the pups in luxury. They even sent soldiers to guard the doggos. Now, pugs are one of the most popular dog breeds and are a part of families from all over the world. However, these pups have a lot of health issues worry about.

Image credits: veroyama

“The dog types and breeds that are increasing in popularity unfortunately are plagued by a plethora of different health problems – we are talking about issues from head to tail,” Dr Rowena Packer from the Royal Veterinary College told The Guardian. “Whenever we’ve got breeds that do have health problems increasing in popularity naturally we are really concerned about that.”

Image credits: Franco Lautieri

“We see more short-skulled dogs in publicity and that could be making people more aware of them, and how very charming these dogs can be,” Professor Paul McGreevy added. “These dogs are dying, we think, four years earlier than dogs of the same size with normal-shaped skulls. “Because they have got all of the tissues in their head that a normal dog has, but they have less room, they get dental crowding and they also get the soft palette hanging down – this skull deformation is what gives them the [breathing] sounds,” he said, referring to the snuffling, snorting sounds such breeds often make.

Image credits: Dr. Jeffrey Schoenebeck

He also said that the wrinkles on their face – caused by excess skin – can lead to eczema and other skin disorders as well as eye problems, while the preference for large heads and small waists in such dogs can cause difficulties during birth. For example, litters of English and French bulldogs are known to require a caesarian section during their delivery.

Image credits: e_haya

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

Am i the only person on earth that doesn't like the way Pugs look? Don't want to make a pun but i find them quite pugly.

Agnes Pethes
Community Member
2 years ago

You are not alone. Pugliness exists indeed. Although to me the problem is not the look, but the cruelty of this business. Anyway: one more vote for the nut cute debate.

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Just Tina
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, I have wanted to get my son a pug for the longest time. Thank you for showing me all this and educating me. I will definitely be much more careful when choosing our future dog

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago

Whatever you decide to do, please remember to adopt, don't shop. There are millions of unwanted cats and dogs sitting in shelters getting ready to be euthanized right this second.

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
2 years ago

My S.O's family had a pug for the longest time, poor little thing only had one eye because one kept falling out when she was just a pup, so the vet finally removed it. They really aren't well equipped for being alive, I mean what animal's eye falls out?

logical fallacy
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2 years ago

What... what do you mean 'kept falling out'? Did it become enlarged and protrude or did it literally leave the socket?

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

Am i the only person on earth that doesn't like the way Pugs look? Don't want to make a pun but i find them quite pugly.

Agnes Pethes
Community Member
2 years ago

You are not alone. Pugliness exists indeed. Although to me the problem is not the look, but the cruelty of this business. Anyway: one more vote for the nut cute debate.

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Just Tina
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, I have wanted to get my son a pug for the longest time. Thank you for showing me all this and educating me. I will definitely be much more careful when choosing our future dog

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago

Whatever you decide to do, please remember to adopt, don't shop. There are millions of unwanted cats and dogs sitting in shelters getting ready to be euthanized right this second.

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
2 years ago

My S.O's family had a pug for the longest time, poor little thing only had one eye because one kept falling out when she was just a pup, so the vet finally removed it. They really aren't well equipped for being alive, I mean what animal's eye falls out?

logical fallacy
Community Member
2 years ago

What... what do you mean 'kept falling out'? Did it become enlarged and protrude or did it literally leave the socket?

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