Pug Chihuahua Mix (Chug) Breed Information
September 27, 2023
Pugs and Chihuahas aren’t breeds you’d commonly see together, but when they are, they make the ‘Chug’ – a hybrid dog that’s becoming more and more popular.
If you love both of these small dogs and are thinking about getting one, read on to find out everything you need to know about Pug Chihuahua mix dogs!
Chihuahua Pug mix Quick Facts
Chihuahua Pug Mix
Chug, Pughuahua, Pugwawa
10 to 14 inches
10 to 20 pounds
10 to 13 years
black, tan, brown, cream, white
people with a sedentary lifestyle
stubborn, intelligent, bold, lazy
Chug Presentation Video
Chihuahuas are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world, and they are also one of the most popular.
These pint-sized pups originated in Mexico, and they get their name from the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Chihuahuas are known for their big personalities, and they are also very loyal companions. In addition to being great pets, Chihuahuas also make excellent watchdog. They are always alert and ready to protect their families.
Pugs were brought from China to Holland in the 16th century. Some think the phrase "multum in parvo" was created because of the pug's small size and big personality. In 1790, pugs were brought to England and became very popular there.
In 1885 Queen Victoria acquired her first Pug, which was an apricot Pug named Olga. Pugs were a symbol of royalty and were kept as indoor dogs.
The Chug was first developed in the United States during the early 2000s as a result of selectively bred hybrids of the two floppy-eared breeds.
While there's no specific breeder associated with creating the hybrid, it's believe that it was created in order to help improve the less-than-stellar breathing problems associated with the Pug.
The Chug is not recognized by the A.K.C
The Chihuahua and the Pug are different in many ways, but their are both classified as toy breeds.
The Chihuahua Pug mix is a small dog that is generally sturdy and very muscular. Chihuahua Pugs mix' face is round, featuring brown colored almond-shaped eyes.
The Chihuahua Pug mix' nose is rather short and darder in color, just like what a miniature boxer would look like. Their head is big in comparison to their body. They have erect ears which can be either floppy or pointy.
The Chihuahua Pug mix' neck is thick, and their chest is broad.
Its tail can be either long or short, and it usually curls over their back.
The Chihuahua Pug Mix typically weighs between 10 and 20 pounds and stands 10 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder.
Pug Chihuahua mixes can be black, white, fawn, brown and cream. There are many different coat patterns for Pug Chihuahua mixes including, solid colors or sometimes a blend of different colors.
If you're looking for a dog who is equal parts adorable and annoying, the Chihuahua Pug mix is the perfect breed for you! Combining the best (and worst) attributes of the Pug and the Chihuahua, the Chug is a small dog with a big personality.
Like both of its parent breeds, the Chihuahua Pug mix is prone to barking and is very alert, making it an excellent watch dog. However, this also means that your Chihuahua Pug mix will bark at any time, whether someone is actually at the door or not.
In addition, Chugs are notoriously clingy and crave attention, which can be frustrating for owners who prefer a calmer pet. But despite their occasional yapping and neediness, Chugs are intelligent, affectionate dogs who make loyal companions.
Chug and other pets
Chihuahua Pug mixes generally get along well with other dogs and animals, although they may be a bit possessive of their toys and food.
As long as you introduce your Chihuahua Pug mix to other pets at a young age, there should be no problem in having a multi-pet household.
Just be sure to keep an eye on your Pug Chihuahua mix around larger animals, as their small size makes them more susceptible to injury.
Chihuahua Pug mixes can either have short and and long hair.Regardless of their hair lenght, they do shed. They will likely shed as much as their Pug parent, which has very dense fur.
Chugs's coat can be single coated or double coated. If they have a second coat, they'll be shedding all year. Double coated Pug Chihuahua mixes shed more in the summer and winter.
We recommend grooming your Pug Chihuahua mix twice a week during the spring and autumn seasons, as well as deshedding when needed. Their coats will generally be thinner in length.
Chihuahua Pug Mixes typically have a lifespan of between 10 and 13 years.
While Chugs may inherit some of their physical and behavioral traits from their parent breeds, they also inherit the same health issues.
Unfortunately, the Chihuahua Pug mixes inherits many of the health problems of its parents, the Chihuahua and the Pug. One of the most common problems is brachycephaly, a condition that results in a short, flat skull. This can cause a host of issues, including difficulty breathing, eye problems, and neurological issues.
How to find a Chug Puppy?
You can get a Pug Chihuahua Mix through a breeder or a rescue.
Chugs, also known as designer breeds, may be bred for specific colors or qualities due to the absence of a breed standard.
When searching for a Chug, it's important to be cautious of profit-driven breeders or unsanitary conditions. A responsible breeder will allow you to see the parents of the dog and selectively breed to avoid passing on health issues to the offspring.
Looking for a Pug Chihuahua mix can be tough since they're not common. But you can try looking at Chihuahua rescues or search specifically for this mix.
These rescues may provide care and help for deer head Chihuahua owners. It's not guaranteed, but it's worth a shot! With some luck and effort, you might find the right rescue organization to bring your furry friend home.
Here are the most well-known Chihuahua rescues in the USA:
Chihuahua Rescue & Transport
Texas Chihuahua Rescue – helping small dogs live big dreams
Arizona Chihuahua Rescue – Big Hearts for Little Dogs
Pug Chihuahua Mix Care
When caring for a Chihuahua Pug Mix, you must consider grooming, exercising, training, and feeding.
It's the age-old question: will my Pug Chihuahua mixe have a Pug coat or a Chihuahua coat? The answer, unfortunately, is not always clear. A Chug's coat is determined by which parent breed's genes are dominant. As a result, you may get a Chug dog with short, rough, and dense hair or one with a medium-length coat that is silky.
In either case, you can expect your Chihuahua Pug mix to shed moderately throughout the year.
To help reduce shedding and keep your Pug Chihuahua mix' coat healthy and clean, be sure to brush them regularly with a soft-bristled brush. You should also bathe your Chug dog as needed, using a mild dog shampoo.
When you begin training your Chihuahua Pug mix, expect a little dip. But it isn't because the Pug Chihuahua mix is stupid or have a hard time learning.
Pugs and Chihuahuas both have a strong-willed temperament, which makes it difficult to teach them basic commands. They can also have limited attention spans, making training them easy tasks more difficult and lengthy.
Chihuahua Pug mixes can be prone to excessive weight gain if they are overfed. This is due to their unique physiology; Chug dogs have a higher percentage of body fat than other breeds, and they tend to gain weight more easily.
As a result, it is important to stick to an appropriate diet and feeding schedule for your Chihuahua Pug mix. Overfeeding can lead to obesity, which can contribute to a wide range of health problems, including joint problems, respiratory difficulties, and heart disease.
The Chihuahua Pug mix, like the Pug, does not require a lot of exercise every day.
They will do well with individuals who don't have an active lifestyle.
Chihuahua Pug mixes shouldn't be overworked with any serious activity because of their limited snout, which might induce breathing difficulties. They don't like to run with people, but they do enjoy playing! Get a couple of dog-friendly toys and have some fun.
Male vs Female Chug
After reading this article and determining if the Chihuahua Pug mix is the best dog for you, the only remaining question is whether to get a male or female Pug Chihuahua mix.
There aren't many differences between male and female Chihuahua Pug mixes. Males are usually somewhat larger and more lively than females.
Is it the Chug right for you?
Good family dogs
The Chihuahua Pug Mix makes a wonderful family pet. It adore its owner and will do all it can to please him or her.
You, however, should be prepared to offer your Chihuahua Pug mix with a lot of love and attention. Children should also be taught how to properly handle your Pug Chihuahua mix. Families with young children should keep this in mind when adopting a Chihuahua Pug mix.
Great for apartment living
Chihuahua Pug Mixes are perfect for apartment living.
They are small dogs that don't need a lot of exercise, and they are quiet, making them ideal for people who live in close quarters.
Right for you
You want a dog that doesn't bark
You live in an apartment or small house
You are always home
Not right for you
You have another dog
You live in a very cold or very hot place
You want to fly with your pet
Chihuahua Pug mix FAQs
What is a Chihuahua Pug Mix Called?
The most common name for this crossbreed is simply “Chug”. However, other popular names include Pughuahua and Pugwawa.
What does a Pug and Chihuahua Mix look like?
The Pug Chihuahua mix is a small dog, typically weighing between 10 and 15 pounds. They have a short, compact body and a square-shaped head. The ears are long and floppy, and the eyes are round and dark. The coat is short and can be either straight or wavy.
How long do Pug Chihuahuas live?
On average, Pug Chihuahua mixes live to be between 10 and 13 years old.