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Somebody linked a society of people breeding 99% pugs, 1% beagles in hope of reducing the health issues revolving brachy muzzles in pugs.

Cant find the website anywhere, does somebody know?
 

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Never heard of that one, but pugs aren't my breed. The only pug improvement project with outcrossing I'm familiar with is the German ZG Retromops, but they started with Parson Russel Terriers, though I believe they do now also have some lines including beagle ancestry.
 

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maybe it is pug x jrt.. somebody brought it up and I looked into it, then forgot.
 

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Well the Retromops website is here, but probably not what you're looking for since it's all in German, lol.
 

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There are people crossing Pugs and beagles calling them puggles but of course although they may have better breathing there is no sure fire way to know before they are born how or rather who they will take after.
 

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There are people crossing Pugs and beagles calling them puggles but of course although they may have better breathing there is no sure fire way to know before they are born how or rather who they will take after.
Pug x Beagle crosses tend to be remarkably similar in type when they are an F1 cross. It's when you breed puggle to puggle that you start getting the mixed results. It can take several generations to "set" breed type, and you can still wind up with a throwback when you breed two dogs that both carry the same recessive gene for something.
 
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I'm not talking the designer puggle, I'm talking about the reputable process of bettering the breed. Like how boxers where mixed with Corgis long ago for natural bob tails, and now some lines of modern boxer are 99.9999999% Boxer & 0.0000001% Corgi...Not bettering the breed, but the same process people are taking to increase the muzzle length in Pugs
 
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