We have come to the end of breeding Pugs. I have been a breeder/owner of Pugs for nearly 12 years and I have thoroughly enjoyed breeding them. I did not have a litter every year but I did it when I could and enjoyed the whole experience.
To breed Pugs and do the vast amount of health testing which is required it costs a lot of money. If you skimp on health testing then actually you could cover your costs, but I can say Ive lost considerable money time and time again in breeding Pugs. I will forever love the breed and will have one in my life as a Pet, but I will never go back to breeding them.
My husband always said it was okay as the Vizsla would pay for the enjoyment of having Pugs, but when veterinary fees went up due to energy costs, they stuck up their prices to such a high amount that it is not even worth breeding them. With all the other costs such as food, health testing, raising, days away from home in stud driving half way across the UK to find a good dog, all adds up in considerable £! If you can not cover the costs then you're in the red. They're comes that day where I have had to recognise that I can not financially support breeding Pugs. I think looking at it from a covering cost business that I would of needed 2 Pugs litters per month to of made it worth the while. When breeding no-one realises that we do not get paid a wage out of dog breeding. We sell puppies, then take out all the costs. Their is nothing left for the amount of work we do. Dog breeding never has a day off its 24/7 even on Christmas, and even if you've got Covid and laying on the sofa the dogs still need care. I am quite upset about it, but Ive had to recognised it and concentrate on my HPR breeds instead.
Mrs Rachel Savage