Jug's (Jack Russel x Pug) health issues

I have been researching different breeds of small dog and have recently come across the "Jug". I have previously considered adopting a pug, but was worried about the health problems they experience, particularly due to their short snout. Do Jugs have the same problems, or does their longer snout prevent the difficulty breathing? Also, Are jugs as likely to have the problem with "prolapsed eye's", or does the cross breeding set their eyes back further.


Asked by Member 850127 on Jun 28th 2009 Tagged jug, health in Breeds
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"Jugs" are mixed breed dogs - mutts - and you cannot say which characteristics of which breed will dominate. In other words, just because a pug is bred to a Jack Russell, doesn't mean that it won't have typical pug conformation and health problems. Further, people who breed these "designer dogs" usually aren't concerned about breeding better dogs, so the genetic health status of the parents is often untested and unknown. By continuing to purchase these glorified mutts, peoople are encouraging others to continue breeding dogs irresponsibly. Please consider finding a dog at a local shelter, rather than purchasing a "designer dog."

Rusty answered on 6/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Max (aka Sebastian)

Please do not buy a Jug, if you want a pug mix, please look at shelters and recues. Those who breed mutts, only do so for money, so health checks are not done.
Jug is not a breed, it is a mix of 2 breeds making it a mutt. There is nothing wrong with mutts, just don't buy a mutt from a "breeder" adopt one instead.

Max (aka Sebastian) answered on 6/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Id still go to the shelter if you want a mix breed. As for health problems Id study up on Jack russel and pug health problems because this dog could have health problems from both breeds. You never can be 100% sure with a mixed breed. But more then likely will have a bit of both breeds health issues. I have seen this mix before come in to work (vet clinic) and they still seem to have the same breathing problems as the pug just not as bad. Their snouts are short still just not as concave as the pug.

Daisy answered on 6/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer