From last year, of course.
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Don’t cross pugs and American cockers!
There is already a breed for you!
In America, we call this breed an English toy spaniel. In the rest of the world, it’s called a King Charles spaniel, because both Stuart kings with the name of Charles had these dogs. (But they had longer muzzles and were not far removed from red and white sporting spaniels.)
These dogs became pug-nosed at some point in the late nineteenth century. Lots of sources point to Japanese chin blood, which could have played a part, but I don’t think it was the primary source. There is some evidence that toy bulldogs and pugs were crossed in.
The Cavalier King Charles spaniel, which is now much better known, was created as an attempt to bring back the dogs of the House of Stuart– to overthrow the Roundheads once again!
Of course, the creators of the Cavalier chose too narrow a gene pool to start their breed, and as it can easily be argued that the Cavalier is a breed failure. Its levels of genetic load far exceed what most people would consider acceptable.
But the pug-nosed English toy spaniel shows what would happen if we began breeding for extreme brachycephaly in gun dogs.
We could do it.
But I don’t think we should!
Because I’m a prick, that’s why.
You can use the memes as you’d like.
But you might just be going to hell with me!
HBCC UFO Research Note: If someone might know what this is, please email me and fill me in. I kind of figure it is something rather normal ? But would appreciate if one of you folks might know what this is, I am certainly not in anyway shape or form an expert on this kind of thing. Email received with the photos:
Please take a look at these pictures.
This is a skull of a small Creature unlike anything i know of in this part of the country. My brother was out hunting in Tishomingo County, Mississippi near the waterway when he found this skull.
In the comments, it is suggest that it is a pekingese or a Chihuahua. I would put a French bulldog, a Boston terrier, a Japanese chin, or a pug on the list of possibilities, too. I am a bit skeptical of it being a chihuahua
It’s not a pig, ET, or a chupacabras*, whatever the hell that’s supposed to be.
Chupacabras invariably wind up being normal animals that have become hairless for some reason. Most commonly due to sarcoptic mange. The chupacabras phenomenon has grown into so many different bizarre and unlikely things that it is hard to have a rational discussion about where this entire story got started.
Getting ready to eat me!