Pug Mixes: How Many Do You Know About?
The number of pugs known all about is not very many. Most of them are kept at home or are owned by their owners. There are some breeders who produce these dogs for sale but they do not have a large following. A few pug lovers keep a look out for them in order to get one of those rare and precious pets which only comes once in a lifetime.
There are several reasons why pug lovers keep a look out for pug mixes. They may want to acquire a puppy which is suitable for their lifestyle. Another reason could be because they want to show off their dog’s qualities such as loyalty, courage, intelligence etc.
Or maybe they just like the idea of having a family member with them all the time and thus want to raise it themselves instead of adopting from another place.
In any case, there are always pug lovers who keep a look out for pug mixes.
So how many do you know about?
If you have ever thought about acquiring a pug mix then now would be the perfect time to start looking for one!
Below is an infographic which lists all the different types of pugs known all about. The numbers given here represent the total number of known pugs in existence today. So without further due, let’s jump right in!
Pug mixes such as the Chug: Pug/Chihuahua mix
When you cross a pug with a Chihuahua you get a Chug. The term Chug is not exactly correct when it comes to this dog because it is not a hybrid or mix. But in essence, it is basically a pug bred with a smaller type of dog.
It is quite popular among pug owners because it inherits most of the positive traits of the pug but in a smaller package.
Pug mixes such as the Smush: Pug/Boston Terrier mix
This breed resembles a bulldog and gets its name from the fact that it literally ‘Smushes’ or smooshes its face just like a bulldog. It also comes in different colors such as tan and brown. The smush is a fairly new breed of dog and it has the positive attributes of both breeds from which it originates.
Pug mixes such as the Frenchie Pug: Pug/French Bulldog mix
Another pug mix which is quite popular among pet owners is the Frenchie Pug. This dog originated in France and was bred with pugs much later on in history. It is a common pet in Europe and America but is not considered to be a purebred dog.
Pug mixes such as the Dutch Bulldog: Pug/Bulldog mix
The Dutch bulldog comes from Holland and has a very muscular body. It is a fairly new breed and was bred in order to resemble an English bulldog. It is quite popular among pet owners because of its courageous nature.
It also does very well in obedience trials and is easy to train.
Pug mixes such as the Stavarhound: Pug/Siberian Husky mix
This dog has the face of a pug and the body of a Siberian husky. It is a fairly new breed and was bred due to the fact that many pet owners wanted a dog which resembles a wolf or something similar. Since the husky originates in cold climes and has a lot of wolf like qualities, it was bred with the pug in order to create the Stavarhound.
Pug mixes such as the Bullpug: Pug/Bulldog mix
The pug was bred with many types of bull dogs in order to create this very popular breed. It is a very powerful dog which is sometimes used for illegal fighting rings. However it makes a very good pet for owners who like to go hiking and are looking for a dog which can keep up with them.
The bullpug is also quite easy going and humble, often acting in a similar way to a cat rather than other dogs.
Pug mixes such as the Labradoodle: Pug/Labrador Retriever mix
The labradoodle was bred for families who wanted a dog that would help them in finding objects such as blind people. It was bred with the common pug and a Labrador retriever in order to create this hypoallergenic dog which doesn’t shed much. The labradoodle is an extremely friendly breed of dog and loves to be around people and especially children.
Pug mixes such as the Goldendoodle: Pug/Golden Retriever mix
Last but not least we have the goldendoodle. It was bred for families who wanted a dog that did not shed and was hypoallergenic. The goldendoodle is extremely friendly and docile and it also gets along well with children and other animals.
It is not however, a guard dog but rather acts as a friend to the whole family.
Pug mixes and how they are better pets than pugs
While pugs were bred for a long time to have certain physical traits such as large swollen eyes and a pushed in snout, many people prefer to own dogs which do not suffer from some of the ailments which many pugs suffer from. Pug mixes were bred in order to create dogs which resemble the pug but do not suffer from breathing problems or overheating. Pug mixes are often considered to be better pets and more family friendly because of this.
Many pug owners suffer from allergies which is not uncommon considering that the pug often sheds a lot of hair and secretes a lot of mucus because of their physical traits. This makes the pug not ideal for people who suffer from allergies or asthma and Pug mixes were bred in order to avoid this common ailment.
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