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Frenchie Pug (Frug)

Frenchie Pug

An outcome of crossing two similar-looking dogs all because of their wrinkled facial features and squashed head, the Frenchie Pug appears as adorable as its parents. Owners would indeed have a whale of a time in cuddling and loving this bundle of cuteness.

On the flip side, training them could be a bit of a task needing patience and perseverance owing to their stubborn streaks. So, first-timers seeking an obedient little dog should perhaps change their mind about owning a Frug.

Though maintaining them is not too difficult a task, these dogs do not seem ideal for those with allergies since they are shed heavily. If they have taken to the Frenchie’s side, they may also be great droolers, unsuited for those who would find it a mammoth task cleaning their pets now and then.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Frug
  • Breed Registry Details:ACHC, IDCR, DDKC, DBR, DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Small and sturdy; Pug-like wrinkled face; short muzzle; straight, erect Frenchie-like bat ears; straight and short legs; curled or stumpy tail
  • History:They became popular in the first half of the 20th century when demand for Pugs in the United States increased like hotcakes.
  • Coat Type:Short, fine, smooth
  • Colors:White, fawn, brindle, cream, black
  • Lifespan:9 – 15 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:10 – 12 inches
  • Weight:15 – 23 pounds
  • Litter Size:3 – 5 puppies
  • Temperament:Sweet, loyal, intelligent, curious, playful
  • Kids-Friendly:Yes
  • Stranger-friendly:Yes; to a great extent
  • Animal-Friendly:Yes; could be knocked down by big dogs, so do not leave them unsupervised
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; does well in cool climates
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Moderate
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderately low; Walking: 20 – 30 minutes; Playing: 10 minutes; increased exercise levels may cause them to drool uncontrollably
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; twice or thrice a week
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week as their big bat ears have chances of accumulating dirt soon
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; every day
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; once a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1.5 – 2 cups dry dog food per day

    Puppies: 1/4th – ½ cup dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate; barks only to alert owners
  • Trainability:Difficult
  • Common Health Problems:Brachycephalic syndrome, hypothyroidism, entropion, atopic dermatitis, eye conditions
  • Origin:USA

Did You Know

  • It is indeed a joyful thing to get back your lost pet. Richard Woodall is one such owner who had lost his Frug, Bessy, and finally got her back.
  • Chris Russell, a 52-year-old resident of northwest London’s Camden, has a Frug named Daisy. His love for his dog compelled him to develop an app for like-minded animal enthusiasts to come together and share their experiences about their pets

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