It's not all about the pure-bred anymore. You know, the pedigrees that go back twelve generations, AKC registration, boasting that your Pomeranian's great grandpa was a show dog, etc.
I'm sure you've all noticed by now that the new trend is "designer dogs." Apparently dropping 3k on a purse isn't enough for some people.
It used to be that you could explain the obscenely high price you paid for your dog because he was a pure-bred with papers. You can't register mixed breeds though, so the papers excuse is out the window, and mixed breeds are now just as expensive as purebreds, if not more!
People have take it a little far. Just take a look at the Hybrid Dog section of DogBreedInfo.com and you'll find everything from labradoodles to beaglmans (beagle / doberman) Ridiculous.
It's just an excuse for lazy breeding in my opinion. Not that I have anything against mixes, just the breeders.
Unfortunately, through my research into pug mixes I have found some troubling results:
Pom-a-pug aka pugeranian (pug / pomeranian)
Pugamo (pug / american eskimo)
Pugairn (pug / cairn terrier)
Who knows what this one is..
And last but not least the pugland (pug / west highland terrier) HIS NAME IS KOSMO KRAMER!
And this one just creeps me out: