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The Pug-Zu is lively and confident with a sweet, charming personality. If it is your first time with dogs, then this tiny pooch would indeed be perfect for you. You may not have to work too hard in caring for it, but certainly need to give it most of your time and affection.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Pugzu, Pug Tzu
  • Breed Registry Details:DBR, DDKC, ACHC, IDCR, DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Small and sturdy with a long and fluffy body; triangular, floppy high set ears; round, almond eyes; short, stumpy limbs; curled tail 
  • History:N/A
  • Coat Type:Long, flowing, and silky like the Shih-Tzu or short and smooth like the Pug
  • Colors:Brown, fawn, apricot, white, brindle, black
  • Lifespan:9 – 14 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:8 – 12 inches
  • Weight:8 – 22 pounds
  • Litter Size:2 – 4 puppies
  • Temperament:Curious, friendly, loyal, loveable
  • Kids-Friendly:Yes
  • Stranger-friendly:Yes; they greet them in a friendly way
  • Animal-Friendly:Yes
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; sensitive to heat
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Easy
  • Exercise Requirements:Low; Walking and Playing: 30 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Daily; at least two times a week for those having long coats to keep it tangle-free
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; twice a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; once or twice a week
  • Nail Clipping:Occasional; once or twice a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1 – 1.5 cup dry dog food per day

    Puppies: 1/4th – ½ cup dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:Not known
  • Barking Capacity:Moderately high; especially if on the Shih Tzu’s side
  • Trainability:Easy
  • Common Health Problems:Patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, Legg- Calve-Perthes disease, allergies, skin problems
  • Origin:USA

Your Pug-Zu would wonderfully fit into the bill of a great lap dog but not a watchdog because of its over-friendliness with strangers. Train it since its puppyhood to have a grip on its strong-willed attitude. 

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