The Chug is a mixed dog breed which is a cross breed between a Pug & Chihuahua. The Chug is what is known as a designer breed which means since the dog is half pug and half Chihuahua you won’t know what type of characteristics or temperament your dog will have.our dog will have.type of chararistics or temperment since the dog is half pug and half chihuahua Cross-breeds such as the Chug have become popular over the past ten or twenty years because people want different type of dogs. People started to develop this breed for people with allergies but that ended up not working because both breeds are shedding dogs.
The Pug and Chihuahua are both naturally small breeds, so the chug is going to be around the same size as them. The chug will weight somewhere between 10 to 20 pounds at the most 25 pounds. They will get between 6 to 12 inches tall. They usually have a short muzzle and medium size ears that are usually folded. They have big eyes just like the regular pug!
Chihuahua Pug Mix Personality:
All personalities can range from breed to breed even with the Chug you can get very different personalities ranging from dog to dog. The Chug has a lot of amazing characteristics from both the pug and Chihuahua. Pugs tend to be the more laid back and love to be with their owners all day. Pugs usually love all people and they are more of a chill type of dog. If your chug has more of the Chihuahua characteristics then you should expect your dog to be a little sassier and a little yappy. Hopefully you will get the chug like me that has best of the both worlds qualities like smart and sociable!
Temperament is affected by a number of factors, including heredity, training, and socialization. Puppies with nice temperaments are curious and playful they will also want to be held by them. Socialization helps ensure that your puppy grows up to be a well-rounded adult dog!
Chugs are very lively dogs so if you notice your chug to be shy or aggressive that’s not a good sign. You really want to find a puppy who has high energy with a sweet temperament. Make sure you ask the breeder you’re getting your chug from how the parent’s personalities are because that will reflect in your puppy.
Chihuahua Pug Mix Coat:
Both the pug and Chihuahua have very short smooth feeling coats. Since both breeds have that your chug will inherit that as well. The bad thing with this breed is that both the pug and Chihuahua are both big time shedders so your chug will be a shedder and that is hugely important when picking a dog breed. The color of your chugs coat really depends on what color the Chihuahua is. Pugs are usually tan with a black gray face but the Chihuahua can come in all sorts of colors so it will depend on that. Their body type can also very because your chug could have a pug looking body type or a Chihuahua body type.
Chihuahua and Pug Mix Grooming:
The chug is a heavy shedder so grooming for this breed will have to be done more often than others. Their coat really should be brushed once a day because they shed so much this will help all their hair go in on place instead of on you or your nice couch. You should also bathe your dog once a week to remove any excess hair and oils. It is very important that when you are drying your chug that you get in their wrinkles because they can start to develop yeast there. So keep that area clean and dry as much as possible. Usually dogs will naturally trim their own nails from being outside but if your dog is more of an indoor animal make sure nails are trimmed short. I suggest going to a groomer because you don’t want to cut into a blood vessel.
Start grooming your dog as a puppy so they can get accustomed to it. Make sure you make the experience as positive as possible for them with lots of praise afterward. If your dog has a bad experience with grooming that’s it from there on out they will hate it. As you groom, check for sores, rashes, or signs of infection such as redness, tenderness, or inflammation on the skin, in the nose, mouth, and eyes, and on the feet. Eyes should be clear, with no redness or discharge.
Chug Health Issues:
Chugs are generally healthy, but like all breeds they can be prone to certain health conditions. Not all Chugs will get any of these health problems but it’s good to be aware of them. In no way are we saying your dog has this or will have these. If you’re buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you the health clearances for both your puppy’s parents. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for certain diseases.
Hip Dysplasia: this is an inherited condition where the thighbone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip bone. You will notice this on the health clearances from your breeder.
Patellar Luxation: the patellar is the knee cap and luxation means dislocation. Patellar luxation is when the knee joint slide out of place causing pain. Most dogs have this condition but it doesn’t come out until much later in life or not at all.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy: eye diseases that involves the gradual deterioration of the retina. Affected dogs become night-blind; they lose sight during the day as the disease progresses. There are no known ways to fix this yet.
Respiratory Problems: The pug gives the chug the inherited trait of the smashed face. Because of that the chug may have a hard time breathing and even sleeping. They can get very winded after exercise too!
The chug breed doesn’t needs a whole lot of exercise a day. Most cases a 30 minute walk a day is really all they need. Depending how much Chihuahua is in your chug could lead to how hyper your chug is. Play time in a park or a yard isn’t necessary but your chug will love that! Make sure in the summer not to overheat your dog when playing outside. Chugs have thick coats and have respiratory problems so when it’s warmer outside they tend to have breathing problems.
Chugs are very easy to train. Typically this breed is very intelligent and fast learning when it comes to potty training or create training. Some dogs may take longer but if you start them as a puppy with potty training it will be a breeze. Remember to always praise your dog with treats when training because positive reinforcement is the key to a well-trained dog!
How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food. The quality of your dog food also makes a big difference. The better the food the more nourishment it will give your dog.
A chug usually needs about ½ to 1 cup of high quality dry food a day. This should be spread up into two separate meals for them. You can also give your chug wet food as a puppy but it’s good to rely on dry food which is better for them. Remember to give your chug lots of water because chugs can get dehydrated easily.