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The Pugshire is a replica of the Pug and Yorkshire Terrier when it comes to a pleasing personality and adorable looks. Their loyalty, friendliness, and alert nature are sure to woe all those desiring a companion cum watchdog.

They bond deeply with their masters and often express their affection through immense licking. Make sure you do not leave them alone, as that could result in stress and behavioral disorders. Behind their loving nature lie streaks of stubbornness, hence making them unsuited for first-timers. 

Having said this, with a little experience and a lot of patience, managing this sweet pooch would not be too much of a task.

Dog Profile

  • Other Names:Pugshire Terrier, Yorkie Pug, Yorkiepug, Porkie, Yuggie
  • Breed Registry Details:ACHC, DBR, DRA, DDKC, IDCR
  • Common Physical Features:Most of them have the Yorkie-like small, flat head, while some could also have the wrinkled, short-muzzled face of the Pug; large, brown eyes bearing a curious expression; v-shaped furry ears, floppy like the Pug or erect as the Yorkshire Terrier
  • History:N/A
  • Coat Type:Long, soft, and silky like the Yorkshire Terrier or short and smooth like the Pug
  • Colors:Black, tan, silver, merle, blue, pied, brindle
  • Lifespan:12 – 15 years
  • Size:Small
  • Height:12 -15 inches
  • Weight:7 – 12 pounds
  • Litter Size:3 -4 puppies
  • Temperament:Sweet, affectionate, playful, friendly, smart
  • Kids-Friendly:Somewhat; unsuited for younger children as these dogs may tend to nip if provoked or disturbed
  • Stranger-friendly:Somewhat; can display Yorkie-like aggression and maintain reservedness towards strangers
  • Animal-Friendly:Somewhat; they do not do well with unknown or big dogs, and could even chase cats like the Yorkie if not socialized
  • Climate Compatibility:Moderate; intolerant to extreme heat like the Poodle
  • Apartment-friendly:Yes
  • Care Level:Moderate
  • Exercise Requirements:Moderately low; Walking: 20 minutes x 2 walks a day; Playing: 10 – 20 minutes
  • Grooming Needs:Moderate
  • Coat Brushing:Regular; twice a week or even thrice if it has the Yorkie’s smooth and long coat; for the longhaired varieties trimming in every four or six weeks is needed
  • Bathing:Occasional; once a month
  • Eyes and Ears Cleaning:Regular; once a week
  • Brushing of Teeth:Regular; thrice a week
  • Nail Clipping:Moderately regular; three to four times in a month
  • Feeding:Adults: 2 cups of dry dog food per day

    Puppies: ¼ to ½ cup dry dog food per day
  • Hypoallergenic:Not known
  • Barking Capacity:High
  • Trainability:Moderate; They are willful and stubborn. Obedience training needed.  
  • Common Health Problems:Patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, tracheal collapse, brachycephalic syndrome, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Origin:USA

Did You Know

  • Pugshires are known for their friendliness, and most owners have admitted the same. Susan Whitener posted a photo of her grandson and her Pugshire Mila sleeping next to each other. Her experience as mentioned here sums up the entire personality of the Pugshire.

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