This dog is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pug.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Chug.
Chugs are the result of crossing two pedigree dogs, namely the Chihuahua and the Pug and these charming little "designer dogs" have only been on the scene for the last 10 to 15 years or so. However, they soon made an impact with people both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world, thanks to their adorable looks and their kind, sweet natures.
Chugs, as previously mentioned can inherit different physical traits from both their parent breeds and this includes the good and the not so good. Some will look more like their Pug parents whereas others might inherit more of a Chihuahua look. With this said, their coats tend to be fine and straight with dog's having shorter hair, but if there was a long-haired Chihuahua in their ancestry, a Chug might end up with longer hair too.
A Chug's temperament really does depend on several things which includes what their parent dogs are like. They might take after the Chihuahua and be a little aloof or they might be real comics, a trait Pugs are renowned for. With this said, Chugs are known to be affectionate and friendly characters by nature, more especially if they are carefully bred and then socialised correctly from a young enough age which includes when they are still with the breeder. The one consistent is that every Chug tends to be a little different whether it's in obvious or very subtle ways which is what makes these little dogs so very unique and so adorable to live with.
There is no set litter size for Chug puppies because it varies depending on the parent dogs used in the cross. It is possible for Chug puppies within the same litter to exhibit varying degrees of Chihuahua and Pug characteristics. This applies not only to their coloration, but also to their face and body shape. You could end up with two puppies having a Chihuahua-like body and a Pug-like face and another two puppies that look completely different.
5) Around Other Dogs
Because of the Chihuahua in them, however, Chugs can be a little aggressive towards other dogs no matter how big they are which is why early socialisation is so essential. They often inherit the "barking" trait that both parent breeds are known for which is something that needs to be gently nipped in the bud from the word go before it turns into a real problem. Chugs do not like being left alone for long periods of time and if they are, it could lead to a dog suffering from separation anxiety and becoming destructive around the home.
Chugs have a low to moderate activity level that is adaptable to their owner’s lifestyle. They will enjoy a nice walk or active playtime each day, and if you’re talented at training, they can participate dog sports such as obedience and rally. A well-behaved Chug can also make a great therapy dog.
Chugs are smart little dogs and in the right hands they are easy to train. However, their training and education has to start early and it has to be consistent so these small dogs understand what is expected of them. Just because a Chug is cute and small, does not mean they should be allowed to get away with things that larger dogs would not be allowed to do. If a Chug gets their own way a little too often, it can lead to all sorts of behavioural issues and this includes them developing "small dog syndrome" which can result in dogs becoming neurotic and harder to handle.
8) Around Kids
Chugs are very small dogs and as such they are not the best choice for families where the children in the house are very young. They are a good choice for people with older children who know how to behave around such small dogs and most importantly who have learnt how to handle them so they don't hurt or injure their dog. With this said, any interaction between children and dogs should always be supervised by an adult to make sure any playtime does not get too boisterous.
Chugs may have a short, smooth coat or a longer coat if there’s a longhaired Chihuahua in their family tree. It’s likely that a Chug will shed because of his Pug heritage. Pugs are one of the biggest shedders around, and short-haired Chihuahuas do their share of shedding, too. Brush the Chug coat daily to remove shedding hair, bring out shine, and reduce the amount of dog hair floating around your home.
For the most part, the Chug is a healthy breed. In many cases, crossbred dogs are less likely to develop congenital conditions than purebred dogs simply because the gene pool is much larger. That is not to say that the Chug isn’t prone to developing certain conditions – all breeds have the potential to be affected by a number of different diseases. Some of the conditions that may affect the Chug breed include respiratory problems, eye problems, patellar luxation, and hypoglycemia.