Chug

Humans have been crossing breeds of dogs for thousands of years. People do this to create a certain look, achieve a specific temperament, or to ensure working ability. The Chug is no different. This dog is a cross between the Chihuahua and Pug. Although many crossbreeds throughout history have been recognized as true breeds, the Chug is still considered a mix.

Chugs are typically sturdy dogs, inheriting the body of the Pug instead of the Chihuahua. The Chug has strong bones and a stocky body. The Chug puppy normally does not have a face that is as flat as the typical Pug, inheriting its more distinct muzzle from the Chihuahua. Personality: The temperament of any Chug will depend on several factors. The temperament of its parents, the amount of socialization, and the genes it inherent will all determine the Chug's personality. Chugs are generally not accepting of other dogs in the house, but the breed does get along well with cats. Both Chihuahua's and pugs can be insistent and independent. Any Chug you choose should not be overly aggressive or shy. When raised properly, the Chug is a happy dog that bonds well with its human family. This breed is intelligent and highly trainable. When trained and socialized properly, the Chug is a wonderful addition to any family.

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Life Span
10-13 Years
Other Names
Chug

Chug Build Information

Size
Small

Chugs are typically sturdy dogs, inheriting the body of the Pug instead of the Chihuahua. The Chug has strong bones and a stocky body. The Chug puppy normally does not have a face that is as flat as the typical Pug, inheriting its more distinct muzzle from the Chihuahua.

Behaviour and Personality

Affection Level
Kid Friendliness
Activity Level

The temperament of any Chug will depend on several factors. The temperament of its parents, the amount of socialization, and the genes it inherent will all determine the Chug's personality. Chugs are generally not accepting of other dogs in the house, but the breed does get along well with cats. Both Chihuahua's and pugs can be insistent and independent.

Any Chug you choose should not be overly aggressive or shy.

When raised properly, the Chug is a happy dog that bonds well with its human family. This breed is intelligent and highly trainable. When trained and socialized properly, the Chug is a wonderful addition to any family.

Appearance

Colors
Black Black & White Cream Fawn
Shedding
Constant
Grooming
Medium Maintenance

The Chug is an above-average shedder. Daily brushings remove loose hair and bring out the shine in the coat. If your Chug has wrinkles on its face, it is important to clean the wrinkles daily to prevent skin irritations. Because pugs tend to have toenails that curl under, it's important to keep an eye on your Chug's feet. Nails should be clipped every four to six weeks to prevent them from growing too long.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Medium
  • Chugs often prefer to be the only dog in the house
  • The breed does best with older children who will not chase or taunt it
  • The average weight of the Chug is between 10 and 20 pounds
  • The average life span of the Chug is between 10 and 13 years
  • The personality and appearance of Chugs can vary widely
  • The Chug is not known by any nicknames

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Common Health Conditions in Chugs

Chugs may be prone to periodontal disease, luxating patellas, respiratory issues, and other inherited diseases. Chugs should be taken to the veterinarian at least once every year for a wellness exam. Your veterinarian can tell you what to be on the lookout for with your particular Chug. Before you choose your puppy, be sure to ask about the health history of its parents. Some Chihuahuas have luxating patellas. Slipping knee caps can be so severe that they require surgery. Make sure that your veterinarian checks your Chug\'s joints to determine if this is a problem with your dog.

Chug 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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