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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-14 Years

Pugese Build Information

A cross between a Pug and a Chinese Crested, this small breed can have several combinations of black, brown and white coloring. Weighing up to 18 pounds this affectionate, attention seeking dog can be a loyal companion for up to 14 years. The Chinese Crested derives from both the Hairless and the Powderpuff, therefore the Pugese fur can be a shorter single coat with exposed skin or a wooly longer double coat that will need constant grooming. Exposed skin needs special care like moisturizing, frequent bathing and sunblock when outdoors to prevent sunburn.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

This breed is charming and loves attention but can develop bad habits like snapping or growling. Establish firm leadership early with puppy training and positive reinforcement. Their small size makes them prone to injury so they should be supervised around young children.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Chestnut, Chocolate, Cream, Gold, Gray, Salt & Pepper, White
Coat Type:Fine

Pugese Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train
Jolly for Jogging:Yes