The Chug is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Chihuahua and the Pug. Playful, loyal and small, the Chug has some of the best traits of its two compact and affectionate parents.Chugs go by other names, such as Chihuahua/Pug mix, Pughuahua and Pugwawa. Although they are sometimes unfortunately considered designer dogs, the good news is that there are many Pug and Chihuahua mixes available for adoption. You can always consult a breed-specific rescue if you are specifically looking for a Chug. Remember to adopt. Despite their small stature, these dogs have big personalities. They like to think they are actually big dogs, and will act like it. Anyone thinking of getting this mixed breed should be prepared for an energetic puppy that requires a lot of attention. This makes them great family pets, but younger children must learn to play safely with the little Chug. Fortunately, with a little training, you can prevent your Chug from becoming too territorial, guarding his resources or becoming nervous if play with a small human accidentally becomes too intense.


Chugs may be prone to excessive weight gain if overfed. Be sure to follow a proper diet and feeding schedule. Most owners claim that their Chugs have a silly personality and like to goof around. A Chug will be great at making you smile.As a primarily brachycephalic (short-snouted) dog, Chugs can be prone to heat stroke. The main colours of Chugs are brown, black, fawn, cream and white. The main colours of chugs are brown, black, fawn, cream and white.


The Chug dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Chihuahuas and pugs in the early 2000s, probably in the United States. Although there is no specific breeder created with the creation of the Chug, like other mixed breeds, it can be assumed that the Chihuahua and pug were crossed in the hope of gaining the positive attributes of each breed; although the Chug breed had its beginnings as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. If you decide this is the breed for you, consider adoption. Search local shelters, look for Chug rescues, or check with breed-specific Pug or Chihuahua rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed-breed dogs and find homes for them.

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Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 12 to 15 inches
Weight: 20 to 70 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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