Friday, 1 April 2016

Thought you'd seen it all? Czech breeder creates the "Pugherd"



It's a meld of German Shepherd and Pug, bred with no other purpose than to appeal to owners who like cute dogs with a bit more "drive" than the usual brachycephalic (short-faced) breeds - but Czech breeder Dubnu Blázen denies she has created a dog that is a Frankenstein's monster.

"I love both breeds for different reasons and thought it would be an interesting mix," says Blázen who says there is so much demand for her Pugherd puppies that she's had to take down her website  - www.prdeli-uppsi.com.

"They're lovely, characterful dogs - easier to live with than a German Shepherd, and much more athletic than the average Pug."

It has take Blázen 12 years to achieve the look she wanted. The first generation mix (between a male pug called Duke and a female GSD called Duchess) produced this - a half-way house between the two breeds. 


But by careful selection for what she wanted - essentially a Pug head on a German Shepherd body - by the fifth generation she had got what she was looking for.  



Pugherd puppies are selling for the equivalent of £2000 ($2870) and Blázen says she has had enquiries from all over the world, including Japan and China.

As you might imagine, Czech breeders of both German Shepherds and Pugs are up in arms. But Blázen is defiant. "They're cute dogs and much healthier than the average Pug - although you do have to be careful in the summer. I did lose one to heatstroke last summer after a 20k run."

Duchess and Duke - more than just good friends

20 comments:

  1. Sad to see she didn't start with a PROPER shepherd. I want a pugherd whose back looks like half a McDonald's logo.

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    1. Wth it's fucking ugly the first attempt is where she should have stopped that was cute,
      Pug herd button fucking ugly stop fucking with nature and screwing it up I'll take your off spring Wich if you look anything like your dog must be fucking ugly already and I'll go cross them with a fucking spider coz in your case, brains and looks wise would probably be an improvement!!!

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  2. It was the evening of March 31st when this arrived in my inbox in Canada. Thank you for the heart-attack. You are evil(;-)

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  3. Pugherd I think there's a typo there you mean mongrel don't you ��

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  4. More like Buggerd, looking at that mash up. lol

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  5. Abomination and sick.

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  6. What happened to all the generations in between???? And yes they are very very UGLY and most likely will end victims of animal cruelty. Your playing GOD and I don't approve sorry - coming from a PETA member and long time animal foster parent ... SMFH

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    1. But PETA doesn't even care about animals.

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  7. I'll take one to go with my zebra pug!

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  8. Funny, but also scary, as this could very well be where things really are headed.

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  9. This is brilliant! I need one so that my sheep feel more secure and relaxed with the humanized flat face instead of the wolfish features of the common shepherd dog. Where can I get one right away?

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  10. Very nice, but I do hope she considers adding a little pekingese, they would be so much nicer with a bit more coat.

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  11. The joke's on us in more ways than one. When the time has come that we are so immune to the grotesque novelties of experimental breeding, and we can't be shocked or surprised by what unscrupulous breeders may come up with next, so we don't even bat an eye or wonder what day it is..then we know that human beings have really screwed up.

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  12. Omg'ness Lol! Ooooh yes more fluffy.

    I've got the drop eared version, keeps flies out.

    Diversity is essential in a working breed like the GSD, well done @prdeli-uppsi. Ten for effort!

    I've been saying for years that GSD's dont need a nose....or a back for that matter!

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  13. This is very wrong i dont agree with this each breed and his kind as it suld be!!

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  14. ROTFLMAO! I thought I recognized the second photo as a "Shug" from this site:

    https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/s/shug.htm

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