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Brug Dog

Brug Dog

The Brug dog in another appealing companion breed, absolutely well suited for an apartment or small spaces. They are loyal, particularly towards their owner, and bond deeply with them. This could make them overly possessive, resulting in feelings of jealousy for other members of their family. They even profess self-importance, often perceived as dominance.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Griffon Pug
  • Breed Registry Details:ACHC, DDKC, DBR, IDCR, DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Sturdy, compact built; short muzzle; a flat face; round head; floppy, silky ears; sturdy legs; curled or pointed tail
  • History:N/A
  • Coat Type:Smooth, short and straight with a glossy finish; Rough and long with a dense and wiry texture
  • Colors:Cream, black, brown, white
  • Lifespan:12 – 15 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:8 – 13 inches
  • Weight:8 – 15 lbs
  • Litter Size:4 – 5 puppies
  • Temperament:Playful, affectionate, devoted, outgoing
  • Kids-Friendly:Somewhat; as the Brussels Griffon, like most terriers, get defensive when handled roughly
  • Stranger-friendly:Somewhat; as their Brussels Griffon parent show some amount of reservedness towards strangers
  • Animal-Friendly:Somewhat; they could inherit the Brussels Griffon’s hunting instincts and must be kept away from birds and rodents; early socialization needed
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; intolerant to warm weather
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Moderate
  • Exercise Requirements:Low; Walking: 20 – 30 minutes; Playing: 10 – 15 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Moderate; once or twice a week if it has a smooth coat;

    High; thrice or four times a week if it is rough-coated like the Brussels Griffon; brush their bears every day if they have one like the Brussels Griffon
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month for smooth-coated ones; Frequent; in every six or eight weeks for rough-coated varieties
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once or twice a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; once a week
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; once a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1.5 – 2 cups dry dog food per day

    Puppies: ½ cup dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate
  • Trainability:Moderate; they pick up any new thing fast but could often act stubborn, needing a firm, patient master
  • Common Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, respiratory problems, dry eye, cataracts
  • Origin:USA

On the whole, with a little obedience and socialization training since their puppy days, the Brug would emerge as excellent family pets. Avoid leaving them lonely for a prolonged period lest that could make them destructive.

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