Our view: Pink Pugs | Dogs Trust

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Our view: Pink Pugs

Pugs are traditionally bred in four colours, silver, apricot, fawn and black. But recently we’ve seen pink Pugs in the news. Pink Pugs are not a new craze, they have been around for many years. Pink Pugs are actually Albino dogs, and the pink hue is down to a lack of melanin. This pigmentation is not specific to Pugs, it can happen to any breed – and can sadly predispose them to certain health conditions. Combined with the fact that pugs generally are a breed known to suffer serious health problems we would strongly encourage anyone thinking of buying one to do their research.

We have been investigating Puppy Smuggling for several years, and know that unscrupulous breeders will take any opportunity to con unsuspecting people out of more money. Pink Pugs have been bred for years, so don’t be duped by anyone who tells you that they are the ‘latest canine craze.’ We know that puppy smugglers work out what the most popular dogs are and then breed them intensely overseas before transporting them thousands of miles in awful conditions.

As we would suggest with anyone wanting to get a puppy - regardless of the colour or breed - please do your research before you buy.  It’s super important that you find out everything you can about the breed, as well as the breeder.

We recommend visiting your local rescue centre first, but if you have chosen to go to a breeder we have lots of advice to give you the confidence that you are buying a healthy, happy puppy.

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