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9 Pug Mixes
Pugs are adorable dogs with unique features. If you’ve been considering adopting one of the Pug mixes out there today, then you have quite a few options to choose from. Pugs, themselves, have the cutest little wrinkled faces, plump bodies, short muzzles, and the curliest of tails. Just the appearance of a Pug makes it impossible not to fall in love with one if you see it, which is responsible for many pet parents ending up with a Pug of their very own.
Sadly, inbreeding has resulted in quite a few health problems for these cute creatures. On the other hand, the health issues make this breed a prime candidate for designer doggy breeding, which can result in a dog with fewer health concerns than its purebred parents.
If you’re looking to purchase or adopt a Pug mix, you could be worried about which one to choose and the health issues that might come with it. In this article, we’ll list a few of our favorite Pug mixes and let you know what to expect in each one.
The Puggle comes in at number one on our list. An occasional barker, the Puggle is a mix between a Pug and a Beagle. She’ll reach a weight of between 18 to 30 pounds, making her a small to medium-sized dog. Reaching a height of 13 to 15 inches, this adorable Pug mix has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. The Puggle isn’t hypoallergenic, however.
A perky, happy pet, she has a curious nature and a moderate activity level. Slightly challenging to train, the Puggle makes a good pet for families and does well with other pets and children if she’s trained and socialized as a puppy. Puggles are known to be gentle, affectionate, intelligent, and social as well.
If you’re looking for a smaller Pug mix, the Chug might be the best choice for you. A mix between a Pug and a Chihuahua, the Chug grows to be between 10 to 20 pounds and to a height of between 6 to 12 inches, making it a small breed of dog. With a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, the Chug is an occasional barker and has a low to moderate activity level. In addition, the Chug can be hypoallergenic.
This intelligent, loyal, affectionate pet can be stubborn at times, so it is a little difficult to train. A happy-go-lucky breed, your Chug will do great living in an apartment setting. This breed makes a good family pet and can be good with children and other pets with a little training and socialization as a puppy.
A mix between a Pug and a Dachshund, you can’t get more adorable than the Daug mix. Fairly intelligent, this breed grows to be between 15 to 25 pounds with a maximum height of 15 inches. This breed is slightly active but does tend to bark frequently.
While he’s not hypoallergenic, the Daug is moderately easy to train and makes a good family pet. He’s sweet, loving, affectionate, and can be protective of his family. While he does have a tendency to chase smaller animals, he will do well with other dogs and pets if he’s socialized and trained too early on in life.
An adorable mix between a Pug and a Miniature Pinscher, the Muggin is a small breed ranging from 10 to 14 inches and reaches between 12 to 14 pounds by adulthood. With a lifespan of 12 to 15 years, the Muggin is small but makes an energetic companion for someone who is active, as he is fairly active himself.
This breed isn’t hypoallergenic and tends to be excitable, and barks frequently. Your Muggin will be happy most of the time but has a low tolerance for being left alone, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend with your canine pal. In addition, this breed has a tendency to gain weight easily, so make sure to keep an eye on his diet also.
While the Muggin makes a good family pet, they do tend to nip, so you want to be careful with them around children and other pets. However, they can be good with both if trained and socialized properly.
5. Miniature Bulldog
Coming in at number five is the Miniature Bulldog. This mix is a cross between a Pug and a Bulldog. Reaching between 20 to 40 pounds and 12 to 16 inches by the time he reaches adulthood makes the Miniature Bulldog a medium breed. These pups have a lifespan of 9 to 13 years, a moderate activity level, and rarely ever bark, making them perfect for apartment living.
The Miniature Bulldog isn’t hypoallergenic, but they are lovable and gentle, making them good family pets. Your Miniature Bulldog is dependable, affectionate, sensitive, and playful. He’s good with other animals and children as long as he’s trained and socialized correctly as a pup.
A small-sized mix, the Pug-Zu is a cross between a Pug and a Shih Tzu. This breed reaches a height of 8 to 12 inches and weighs from 8 to 22 pounds. With a lifespan of 9 to 14 years, the Pug-Zu has a moderate activity level and is an occasional barker, making it a good pet for someone who lives in an apartment.
The Pug-Zu is a good family pet, can be funny, and is known to be friendly and quirky. This dog isn’t hypoallergenic but makes a great companion. Very good with children and other pets, this is the perfect dog for someone who has a family and wants to adopt a sweet, loving pet.
What could be more adorable than a dog breed that is called a Pugapoo? Nothing, in our opinion. The Pugapoo comes in at number seven on our list and is a cross between a Pug and a Poodle. This cute mix grows to a height of between 8 to 15 inches and weighs in from 10 to 30 pounds. They have a low to moderate activity level and are occasional to frequent barkers. They do well in an apartment setting but be warned they will bark if they hear something.
The Pugapoo is a medium-sized dog and can be hypoallergenic, which is good news for allergy sufferers who want one. This breed is eager to please their family, friendly, happy most of the time, playful, joyful, and can be a clown on occasion. They train pretty easily and get along well with other pets and children.
The Pugshire is a small-sized dog that’s a mix between a Pug and a Yorkshire Terrier. An occasional barker, this mix is fairly active and weighs from 5 to 18 pounds when he reaches adulthood. With a height of between 8 to 11 inches and a lifespan of 12 to 16 years, the Pugshire makes a great apartment dweller because of his size.
The Pugshire can be hypoallergenic and makes a great family pet. He’s attentive and loving but can be hard to train due to his independence and stubborn streak. He will make a great pet to have around children and other pets if he’s socialized and trained to do so as a puppy.
9. Ori Pei
The Ori Pei is intelligent, lovable, and beyond adorable. A mix between a Pug and a Shar-Pei, this breed couldn’t get any cuter. A medium to large dog, the Ori Pei, weighs from 15 to 30 pounds and reaches 12 to 15 inches in height. With a lifespan of 12 to 15 years, you won’t find a more devoted pet to you and your family.
The Ori Pei is not hypoallergenic but is lovable, protective, funny, and affectionate. An occasional barker, then breed is slightly active as well. A great family pet, the Ori Pei does well with children and can be socialized and trained to get along with other pets as well.
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These are just a few of the Pug mixes we thought you should know about if you’re looking to adopt a Pug mix of your own. From the Ori Pei to the Puggle, these mixed breeds make great family pets that are adorable, loyal, loving, and affectionate as a whole.
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Oliver (Ollie) Jones – A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master’s degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.