About this group
Gentle, playful and endlessly amusing, Pugs are truly irresistible. Unfortunately, they tend to have a lot of health issues, mainly due to the shape of their face.
This is why many breeders have taken to crossing them with other breeds to make it easier for the dogs to breathe and reduce the risk of health issues.
The most popular pug crossbreeds are the Puggle (Pug x Beagle), Jug (Pug x Jack Russel), Chug (Pug x Chihuahua), Bugg (Pug x Boston Terrier), Pug-Tzu (Pug x Shih-Tzu) and Pugalier (Pug x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). Other combinations do exist, though some make more sense than others.
While crossing Pugs with other breeds is likely to reduce the risk of genetic health issues, some can still occur. Unfortunately, some breeds share health issues common in Pugs, and so most Pug cross breeds can still suffer from issues including hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, eye problems, breathing difficulties and overeating.
Two points are extremely important to keep in mind when considering adding a Pug cross to your family (or any other cross-bred dog) – the characteristics and temperament of the puppy cannot be predicted. They can take after either parent and so, just because your friend’s Puggle looks or acts a certain way, it does not mean yours will be the same. Second, choosing a good, reputable breeder is important both for minimising your puppy’s risk of inherited health issues and for the well-being of your puppy and others.
Bought By Many's pet insurance policies
Our Fixed For Life pet insurance policy, available for Pug Cross puppies below the age of two, includes £7,000 of vet fees per condition up to a limit of £20,000 over the pet's life.
This policy will never increase in price, even if you claim. This can be useful as pet insurance policies tend to increase as dogs grow older.
Our Pre-Existing pet insurance policy can provide cover for some pre-existing conditions. This means a condition your pet has had in the last two years, but not in the three months before the policy starts. It also offers £7,000 vet fees cover for any new conditions your pet may contract.
This policy means you can switch insurers and still have some level of cover for any condition your pet has had in the past.
The Moneyback policy can pay out 20% of your premium for every year you don't claim.
We also have three other policies called Value, Regular and Complete. These have vet fee cover levels of £3,000, £7,000 and £15,000 respectively. Complete is the most comprehensive pet insurance policy on the market, and even includes dental cover as standard. Regular and Complete are lifetime policies.
Lifetime (or ‘yearly limit’) insurance covers vet fees up to the policy's limit every year. So long as you renew a lifetime policy each year, the level of vet fees will reset to the full stated limits that you started with. With a lifetime product, it is important to note that your premiums are likely to increase each year at renewal.
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- Fair Our policy documents are designed to be clear and we review all claims fairly
- Flexible We can pay you or the vet, whichever you prefer
Check out our clear and simple key facts and policy wording documents to find out what our insurance does and doesn't cover. We're the first insurance company to receive Fairer Finance's Clear & Simple Mark, which means all customers will find them easy to understand.