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The Chug, a Pug-Chihuahua cross replicates both its parents when it comes to cuteness and adorability.

It could be a spitting image of the Chihuahua by inheriting the latter’s terrier-like grace and aggression. While some may also acquire the Pug’s wrinkled facial features and loveable demeanor.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Pughuahua, Chihuahua-Pug, Pugwawa
  • Breed Registry Details:ACHC, DBR, DRA, DKC, IDCR
  • Common Physical Features:Small and well-muscled with a compact built, almond-shaped eyes, medium-sized, folded ears, short and blunt muzzle, and a curly tail
  • History:Developed as a designer breed during the beginning of the 21st century
  • Coat Type:Long-haired and coarse or short-haired and smooth with an added shine or gloss
  • Colors:Black, brown, cream, white, and fawn
  • Lifespan:10 – 13 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:10 – 14 inches
  • Weight:10 – 20 pounds
  • Litter Size:4 – 6 puppies
  • Temperament:Loyal, playful, alert, and sometimes yappy like their Chihuahua parent
  • Kids-Friendly:Somewhat; not suited for children who could inadvertently injure these delicate dogs during play
  • Stranger-friendly:Somewhat; as they get more acquainted
  • Animal-Friendly:Somewhat; like the Chihuahua, they get aggressive towards bigger dogs and cats. Proper socialization needed.
  • Climate Compatibility:Low; cannot withstand extreme heat or cold
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Easy
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderate : Walking: 30 – 45 minutes; Jogging: 10 – 15 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; once a week
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular
  • Nail Clipping:Moderate intervals (once or twice a month)
  • Feeding:Adults: 1 cup of dry dog food per day

    Note: Overfeeding leads to weight gain, aggravating breathing problems

    Puppies: 1/4th to ½ cup dry dog food till two months that keep increasing until the time it turns two
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate to high; loud and distinct
  • Trainability:Moderate; quick learner but a little stubborn
  • Common Health Problems:Respiratory distress, patellar luxation, eye problems like cataract, and cherry eye, hypoglycemia
  • Origin:USA

Did You Know

  • A piece of recent news mentions of a 2-year-old Chug, Titch that had disappeared suddenly and found about 230 miles away from its home. Thanks to its microchip!

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