The chihuahua pug mix is more commonly referred to as a Chug but can also be known as a Chihuahua-Pug, a Chug or a Pughuahua.
The chihuahua pug mix is by no means a purebred dos. It’s a cross between the Chihuahua and a Pug. However the chihuahua pug mix is a recognized breed by some bodies.
The Chug is very affectionate and friendly yet curious about everything around him. The Chug is a great companian dog, they love everything and everyone around them. They are a comfortable size for many homes due to the size of the parents.
The Chug inherits many traits of both breeds. Both desirable and non-desirable. The Chug may inherit traits such as breathing issues from the Pug or the Yappy tendencies of the Chihuahua. Both breeds have a tendency to have extremely high self-esteem and keeping a close eye on them is essential as they will often get too big for their own boots. Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Mixes (including the Chug) can get aggressive toward bigger dogs, socializing them from a young age and frequently is essential to overcome this happening.
Should your Chug inherit his Pug ancestry you can be sure that he will enjoy his food. You will need to ensure that you do not overfeed him, excess weight can cause health problems – Including joint problems and breathing issues. These are not unusual in Pug crossbreeds.
Chugs are smart and can learn very quickly, but they are just as stubborn and have a short attention span. You should make sure that training sessions are kept short and fun.