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Hug Dog

Intelligent and alert, outgoing, and friendly, the Hug fits into the bill of a perfect companion and efficient watchdog.

They epitomize loyalty and at the same time are a powerhouse of energy. With a Hug dog at home, expect to be on your toes most of the time in keeping them engaged and entertained.

Hug Dog

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Pugsky, Siberian Hug
  • Breed Registry Details:DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Stocky, muscular body, with traits like a Pug or Husky
    Pug-like features: Short muzzle; flattened face; melanic mask; floppy or folded ears; prominent almond-shaped eyes; curly tail

    Husky-like features: Short, wolf-like face; prick ears; small almond-shaped eyes; low set straight tail, curled up when excited
  • History:N/A
  • Coat Type:Short and smooth like the Pug’s; long and thick as the Husky’s 
  • Colors:Gray, red, silver, black, white
  • Lifespan:12 – 15 years
  • Size:Medium
  • Height:10 – 23.5 inches
  • Weight:15 – 35 pounds
  • Litter Size:3 – 4 puppies
  • Temperament:Cheerful, loyal, affectionate, intelligent
  • Kids-Friendly:Yes
  • Stranger-friendly:Yes
  • Animal-Friendly:Yes
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; cannot adjust to warm weather
  • Apartment-friendly:Somewhat; they mostly prefer large areas to move around freely
  • Care Level:Moderately difficult
  • Exercise Requirements:High; Walking: 60  minutes; Jogging and Playing: 60 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate to difficult; depending on the coat type
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; twice a week if it has the Pug-like short coat; and four times a week if it inherits the Husky’s long, thick coat
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; twice a week
  • Nail Clipping:Moderate; once or twice a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 2.5 cups dry dog food per day,

    Puppies: 1.5 cups dry dog food per day till they are 8 – 12 weeks old
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate
  • Trainability:Moderately difficult; due to their inherent stubbornness
  • Common Health Problems:Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataract, brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome, dermatitis, follicular dysplasia
  • Origin:USA

Who is the Hug Dog Good For

  • Experienced owners who can handle a high-maintenance, strong-willed dog well.
  • People on the lookout for an active and energetic dog.
  • Those living in big, spacious homes.

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