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The bright and friendly Pugador would emerge as a perfect companion just as its parents. It could either be docile like the Pug or bubbling with energy and always on the run as the Labrador Retriever. Its friendly and sweet nature often comes in the way of it becoming an efficient guard dog.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Lug dog
  • Breed Registry Details:IDCR, DBR, DRA
  • Common Physical Features:Sturdy, athletic body; chiseled face like the Labrador; bulging eyes; upturned muzzle; floppy or folded ears; curled or thick tapering tail
  • History:
  • Coat Type:Thick double coat; glossy outer coat and dense undercoat
  • Colors:Black, white, tan, brown
  • Lifespan:10 – 12 years
  • Size:Medium to large
  • Height:15 – 17 inches
  • Weight:30 – 50 pounds
  • Litter Size:3 – 4 puppies
  • Temperament:Affectionate, loyal, high-spirited, and a little stubborn
  • Kids-Friendly:Yes
  • Stranger-friendly:Yes
  • Animal-Friendly:Yes
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; might not withstand cold climates like the Labrador
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Moderate; but can be high if it has inherited more of the Labrador’s genes
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderate if it has low activity requirement like the Pug: Walking and Playing: 45 minutes
    High if it is increasingly energetic like its Labrador parent: Walking and Playing: 1.5 hours
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; two to three times a week, particularly if it has the Labrador’s high shedding coat
  • Bathing:Occasional; once in a month or two months 
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; one or two times a week
  • Nail Clipping:Moderately regular; three or four times a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 1. 5 cups dry dog food per day

    Puppies: ½ – 1 cup dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:No
  • Barking Capacity:Low
  • Trainability:Moderate; as they could be a bit stubborn at times
  • Common Health Problems:Epilepsy, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, gastric torsion, pug dog encephalitis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Origin:USA

Who is the Pugador Good For

  • Families desiring a cute and cuddly companion.
  • Those who would have no trouble in managing a dog with moderate to high exercise needs.
  • Owners that can afford keep a moderately high maintenance dog, especially if it is inclined more towards the Labrador.

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