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Jug Dog

Jug Dog

A Jug dog at home means a pet with a varied and versatile temperament. You could observe in it the Pug’s sweet-tempered and mellowed nature. On the contrary, it could even be bundled with energy like the Jack Russell Terrier and emerge as great chasers with a strong hunting instinct.

Appearance-wise too, it is a replica of both its parents. However, its nose is way too longer than the Pug, perhaps the outcome of a conscious attempt to lessen breathing distress.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Jackpug
  • Breed Registry Details:IDCR, ACHC, DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Small, and light built, with a stocky conformation and hairy appearance as the Jack Russell Terrier; long muzzle; thin, drop or folded ears; dark brown eyes; curled tail
  • History:N/A
  • Coat Type:Single or double-layered coat that can be short or glossy or even long or rough like the broken or rough-coated Jack Russell Terrier variety
  • Colors:Fawn, black, caramel, tan
  • Lifespan:12 -1 4 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:10 – 14 inches
  • Weight:7 – 11 pounds
  • Litter Size:3 – 6 puppies
  • Temperament:Loyal, high-spirited, alert, courageous
  • Kids-Friendly:Somewhat; they mostly inherit the Jack Russell Terrier’s boisterousness so are unsuited for younger kids
  • Stranger-friendly:Somewhat; they will bark and alert their owners at first and will accept only when they understand that the stranger is not of harm to them
  • Animal-Friendly:Somewhat; they mingle well with dogs they grow up with but may show aggression towards new ones; they could even end up chasing cats and smaller pets like rabbits upon inheriting the Jack Russell’s prey drive
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; intolerant to extremities
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes, if it inherits the Pug’s quiet nature; No, if it is more like the active, energetic Jack Russell Terrier
  • Care Level:Easy
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderate to low; Walking: 30 minutes; Playing: 20 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; one or two times a week, since they are moderate or high shedders
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; twice or thrice a week
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; once or twice a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1 –  1.5 cups dry dog food per day

    Puppies: ½ cups dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Moderate, if Beagle-like; High if it has taken after the Jack Russell Terrier’s tendency to bark at every unusual thing
  • Trainability:Easy; as they are intelligent and fast-learners
  • Common Health Problems:Skin allergies, breathing problems, hydrocephaly, canine hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, pug dog encephalitis
  • Origin:USA

With a little bit of obedience and proper socialization, your Jug would be a lot less aggressive than their Jack Russell Terrier parent. Always give it company as a lonely Jug could indeed turn into a destructive one with time.

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