Pug Mixes

Do you find yourself smitten with the Pug’s wrinkly face, large, dark eyes, and comical grin? Yet, you just can’t decide between getting one and another dog breed? If this is you, then why not go for a Pug mix instead?

Pug mixes come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. There is a tiny Puganese, which is a combination of the Pug and the Havanese, and there is a larger Pug Shiba, a Shiba Inu and a Pug cross. And yes, there are 47 other hybrid dogs possessing the Pug’s genes.

Let’s get to know more about these Pug mixes and what makes them popular and well-loved by Pug fans. Who knows, you might just welcome one of these adorable canines into your home one day!

49. Puganese: Havanese + Pug

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Last but not least, we have the Puganese – a Pug and Havanese cross. They have the face of a pug and the fluffy coat of a Havanese. These dogs are quite petite and barely go over 10 lbs. After all, both parents are on the small side.

But even with the tiny stature, they are protective pooches that are always ready to defend their families. They can also bark a lot, especially if they sense something’s quite off. But overall, you will have a ball with a Puganese’s natural comedic talents and infectious charms.

48. Pug Shiba: Shiba Inu + Pug

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A Spitz-type Shiba combined with a comedian Pug gives you an adorable Pug Shiba. They are densely-coated canines that come in a wide range of colors. Their appearance also varies depending on the more dominant parent’s genes. But most of them have pointy ears like a Shiba and a short muzzle like a Pug.

Personality-wise, Pug Shibas are affectionate. But they can also be quite active, thanks to the prey-instincts typical with a Shiba Inu. Thus, moderate exercise is necessary to prevent them from getting restless.

47. Chug: Chihuahua + Pug

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Chugs are compact dogs with muscular bodies. They have expressive faces, which they inherit from their parents. These are friendly canines that are your go-to buddies for adventure and lazy days at home. 

Just like a purebred Chihuahua, Chugs are pretty small. They barely reach over 12 inches and can weigh up to 20 lbs.

46. Poxer: Boxer + Pug

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As Poxers inherited the fearlessness and agility of a Boxer, expect these dogs to be full of energy with a strong desire for physical exercise. They are alert creatures that are very loyal to their favorite humans.

Poxers are small to medium-sized with a compact physique. Due to their inherent intelligence, these canines are easy to train, making them ideal for first-time dog owners.

45. Pugalier: King Charles Cavalier Spaniel + Pug

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Grace meets goofiness in the adorable Pugalier. This Cavalier and Pug mix is a fun combo of energy, agility, and comedic talents. It’s why they are great for all types of owners – families, singles, or with kids.

As for their appearance, they take after either parent. But overall, Pugaliers have a face of a Pug and the coat color of a Spaniel. Awesome combo!

44. Pugador: Labrador + Pug

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The Pugador is a designer pooch that combines two of popular dog breeds – the Labrador and the Pug. No two Pugadors look the same but one thing is certain – they will always have the same scrunched up face Pugs have.

These dogs are a little bigger than many Pug mixes. They may weigh as heavy as 50 lbs or a little lighter at 30 lbs. Their coat colors also vary and can come in solid black, beige, or fawn with some white markings.

43. Pugairn: Cairn Terrier + Pug

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Bold and mellow, these are the two striking personalities of the Pugairn – a Pug and a Cairn Terrier combo. They may not be a spirited pooch like a Terrier but these fellows are not lazy bums either.

Pugairns play hard and relax just as hard. They are fun-loving creatures that do well with kids. Want a dog that learns tricks easily? This hybrid pooch is for you as they are smart, obedient, and easy to train.

42. Pugese: Chinese Crested + Pug

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An oriental Pug mix, the Pugese is a powerhouse pooch of the protective Chinese Crested and the comical Pug. These entertaining fellows are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Friendly to their owners, yet reserved towards strangers, they are cautious canines. They also thrive in human attention, so it is best to keep them company to prevent separation anxiety.

41. Frug: French Bulldog + Pug

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Frugs may be tiny but these small dogs have a big personality. They are curious and courageous canines with a strong desire to be with their pack members. Thus, they do amazingly well as family pets. 

If you want a Pug mix that is great for first-time owners and is easy to train, then the Frug is for you. They are great buddies who love to please their humans at all times.

40. Affenpug: Affenpinscher + Pug

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Affenpinschers are graceful, sweet pooches. Pugs are humorous and affectionate dogs. So, put them together, and you have a snuggle buddy Affenpug. Not bad, isn’t it?

These are spunky canines with a fancy for adventure and occasional mischief. But not to worry, when at home, they are generally calm and easy-going. They also make good watchdogs, thanks to the alertness of an Affen and the boldness of a Pug.

39. Puggit: Italian Greyhound + Pug

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It’s not common that you see Italian Greyhounds around. But it’s definitely just as uncommon to find an IG and Pug hybrid. So, if you own one, consider yourself one of the very special few!

These canines are playful and energetic pooches. They have short coats, which make them perfect for busy owners who have no time to groom their pets. Lastly, they thrive well in moderate climates.

38. Brug: Brussels Griffon + Pug

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Friendly and sweet, Brugs are a mixture of the Brussels griffon and Pug. These adorable canines give you the best of both worlds – the versatility of a Brussels Griffon and the playfulness of a Pug… All in a tiny package.

Brugs get along well with people of all ages, as these dogs are generally mild-tempered. If you are a first-time pooch owner, this pup is for you.

37. Ori Pei: Shar-Pei + Pug

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The Ori-Pei is a pug mix whose parents are of Chinese origin. But they are not quite common. So, if you are a proud owner of this pup, consider yourself lucky.

In terms of appearance, this canine gets the wrinkled face of a Pug and the fluffy coat of a Shar-Pei. They are also a little big but love to get on your lap as they are hungry for their favorite human’s affection.

36. Porgi: Corgi + Pug

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Muscular and compact, Porgis are powerful, adorable canines. They thrive on physical activity, so it is best to give them ample exercise and playtime. These dogs are – your guessed it – a Combo of the Pug and Corgi, hence the name.

As for their looks, imagine a short-legged Corgi with a wrinkly Pug face. Overall, it’s an iconic pup with charming features and a big personality you can never resist.

35. Malti-Pug: Maltese + Pug

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With designer dogs combined to create this Pug mix, you can expect them a Malti-Pug to be just as easy to love as its parents. Possessing the lovable nature of a Maltese and the loyalty of a Pug, you have for yourself a four-legged BFF for keeps.

They are one of the friendliest pooches around. In fact, they work hard to please their humans, which makes them highly trainable. But they’re not exactly the best watch dogs as they love to play with anyone – even strangers!

34. Cocker Pug: Cocker Spaniel + Pug

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A cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Pug, the Cocker Pug is a playful, friendly, and obedient pooch. This is a Pug mix that has all the best qualities of each parent dog breed.

Size-wise, Cocker Pugs range from small to medium. They may have curly or smooth coats, which can be long or short. Do take note that they have double coats, so these are not exactly your hypoallergenic canines.

33. Toy Poxer: Toy Fox Terrier + Pug

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Boldness meets high-energy in this tiny but hardy Toy Poxer. This pooch has a fancy for running around and activity, thanks to the inherent agility of the Toy Fox Terrier. Additionally, they have the loyalty and boldness of a Pug.

If you have small kids around, the Toy Poxer may not be quite a good fit for them. They tend to snap back when threatened during rough play, so it is best to handle them gently

32. Hug: Husky + Pug

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A larger Pug mix, the Hug is an energetic and agile canine. They possess the stubbornness of a Husky and the affectionate qualities of a Pug. Put together, you have a hyper and sweet pooch that loves a lot of movement.

Training these dogs would require some patience. But no worries – they are amazing with kids and other dogs as they are quite tolerant and even-tempered.

31. Pushon: Bichon Frise + Pug

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When you cross a Bichon Frise and a Pug, you get a beautiful Pushon. These are small Pug mixes with a fluffy coat as a Bichon, and a wrinkly forehead as a Pug. Personality-wise, they are people-pleasers and would do anything to get on your good side.

One thing to note, though – Pushons love to bark. A lot. They may bark at the sight or noise of something unfamiliar to them. Early socialization is essential to overcome this tendency.

30. Sheltie Pug: Shetland Sheepdog + Pug

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Sheltie Pugs are your laid-back, hardworking canines that love to work and play equally. But no two pooches are alike. Some Sheltie Pugs may have a long coat while others tend to be short. They can also grow between 12 and 18 inches, depending on which parent’s gene is more dominant.

As Shelties are natural herders, they have the tendency to herd young children. They also love to play and engage in activities with their family members.

29. Bassugg: Basset Hound + Pug

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Thanks to the strong genes of the Basset Hound, the Bassugg has the serious and “sad clown” look of one of this Pug mix’s parents. But do not be fooled – they LOVE to play and are actually light-hearted creatures.

Most Bassuggs have the facial features of the Pug but with a Basset Hound’s infamous long and droopy ears. They also have varied coat colors and length. Yet one thing is constant – they are always loving and affectionate no matter what they may look like.

28. Pugapoo: Pug + Poodle

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A good-looking Pug mix breed, the Pugapoo has the adorable features of a Poodle and a Pug. These dogs have long coats of various colors. The Pugapoo is an outgoing, intelligent, and loyal pet to their owners.

For those who want to own a dog for the first time, a Pugapoo may just be the right match for you. They are endearing, gentle pups that have no desire other than to love their owners.

27. Pugwich: Pug + Norwich Terrier

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The Pugwich is a designer dog that combines both the Norwich Terrier and the Pug. They are ultra-affectionate pooches that are easy to train. Thus, they do well with folks of all ages.

If you want to maintain this canine’s sweet disposition, early socialization is highly important. Otherwise, they may become aloof to other family members, as well as with your other pets in the house.

26. Daug: Dachshund + Pug

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A combination of the world’s most adorable canines – the Dachshund and the Pug – Daugs are affectionate and loving pups. They possess the liveliness and alertness of the Dachshund, as well as the inherent obedient nature of the Pug.

Daugs can be cuddle bugs but they are also independent creatures. These pooches have a fancy for exploration and adventure, which makes them perfect companion dogs.

25. Silky Pug: Silky Terrier + Pug

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The Silky Pug is what you get when you mix a Silky Terrier and a Pug. They have smooth, medium-length coats and a small to medium body size. As for their personality, these pups love to play and run around.

Considering their personality, it is best to give your Silky Pug ample exercise time. But with their relatively decent size, they can do well even without a very large space to romp around.

24. Schnug: Mini Schnauzer + Pug

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Smart, yet a little stubborn, the Shnug is best suited to experienced dog owners. This Pug Mix is a cross breed of the Mini Schnauzer and the Pug. Thus, expect a lot of activity from this curious, agile, and playful pooch!

At the end of the day, though, a Schnug would never say no to a cuddle session. They love to please their owners, so you have a loyal companion by your side.

23. Pug Doberman: Pug + Doberman

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While it may not exactly be the most common Pug mix there is, there are definitely Pug Dobermans around. These dogs usually come with brindle coats or other variations but always shorter in length.

As any hybrid dog, the Pug Doberman possesses the traits of both parents. They have the face of a Pug and the sleek physique of a Doberman. These are your fearless canines that are always ready to protect your home and family.

22. Bugg: Boston Terrier + Pug

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Buggs are short and adorable Pug mixes that are the outcomes of cross-breeding a Boston Terrier and a Pug. They are compact, which makes them suitable apartment dogs or city pets.

Considering that both parents are top companion dogs, a Bugg is simply lovable. They are inherently loyal as a Pug and cheerful and comical as a Boston Terrier. As these are pack animals, they do well with their families.

21. Pug Zu: Shih Tzu + Pug

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An excellent family dog, the Pug Zu is a Shih Tzu and Pug combined. They are highly motivated and intelligent creatures, so it should be easy to train these canines. Plus, they are people-oriented, which makes them suitable for kids and adults alike. 

This Pug mix may be small – barely over 22 lbs – but they have a big personality. Pug Zus are great lap dogs, although they do possess a hint of stubbornness in them, at times!

20. Pughasa: Lhasa Apso + Pug

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A combination of two docile dog breeds, the Pughasa is a laid back designer dog whose parents are the Lhasa Apso and the Pug. They inherit a Lhasa Apso’s medium-length coat and a Pug’s face. They are outstanding companions that suit well in many types of families.

These are small pups that weigh about 15 lbs on an average. They require early training and socialization. Moreover, they learn well with positive reinforcement, so be sure to give plenty of praises for a job well done.

19. Pugmatian: Pug + Dalmatian

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A hybrid dog that results in the cross-breeding of a Pug and a Dalmatian, the Pugmatian is a unique Pug mix. They are small to medium-sized pups that inherit the agility of a Dalmatian and the relaxed personality of a Pug.

Thus, the Pugmatian is a great family pet. They need firm training at first to get along well with all members of the family. But once you get the early training nailed, you have a great companion dog in this one.

18. Pom-A-Pug: Pomeranian + Pug

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Cute and cuddly, that’s what you get from a Pom-A-Pug. These designer dogs are lean with short muzzles and wrinkly faces. They are very friendly creatures, so they should do well with any dog enthusiasts – even first-time owners!

Another plus point to these dogs is their size. Since they are small, you should have no issue owning a Pom-A-Pug in an apartment or condo unit. You can also easily tag them along because of how portable they are – and they do enjoy outings as they love to explore!

17. Japug: Japanese Chin + Pug

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A Pug mix from the far east, Japugs are a combo of the Japanese Chin and the Pug. Although it’s a mixture of two breeds, the reigning appearance is that of a Pug’s signature look – short nose and big, dark eyes. They are great lap dogs as these canines are calm, laid-back, and gentle.

Most importantly, Japugs are relatively silent dogs. These canines are not big on barking. So, if you want to own a dog that your household members and neighbors will love, then this one is for you.

16. Puggat: Rat Terrier + Pug

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One-part American Rat Terrier and another part Pug, the Puggat is a vibrant, lovable, little pooch. These pups have a Pug’s dark, round eyes and a Rat Terrier’s erect ears. They are generally good-natured canines that are always eager to play with their favorite humans.

And here’s another cool thing about this Pug mix – they don’t shed as much as a purebred Pug. So, if you want a low-maintenance pup, the Puggat fits the bill perfectly well.

15. Shug: German Shepherd + Pug

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Combine a Pug’s devotion to its owner and a German Shepherd’s intelligence, and you’ve got a fantastic designer dog that is a dream come true to canine aficionados. They’re active and bright, which makes them a great watchdog and companion pooch.

Not much space at home? This isn’t a problem with a Shug. With their small stature, they can fit well in a modest apartment without any problem.

14. Jug: Jack Russell + Pug

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Do you want a Pug mix that’s always up for fun and games? Then a Jug is just what you need. Jugs have a longer snout as a Jack Russell combined with a Pug’s wrinkly skin. These hybrid dogs have the spirited nature of a Jack Russell and a comical trait of a Pug. They are sure to brighten your days.

Since Jugs love the outdoors, it is best to give them what they need to thrive and to keep them happy. A few hours spent on romping around the yard should suffice to make your Jug feel loved.

13. Pugshire: Pug + Yorkshire Terrier

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Loving and sweet, Pugshires are little darlings. They have droopy or erect ears like a Yorkie and big, dark eyes like a Pug. These are gentle creatures that are easily content wherever they may be. Treat them with kindness, and they will reward you with their undying love and affection.

But just as most small dogs, this Pug mix is not too crazy about roughhousing with young kids. Thus, they are better off with adults and older children who know how to treat a dog gently.

12. Pug-Coton: Coton de Tulear + Pug

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While the Pug-Coton is not a very popular Pug mix, this breed is still worth looking into if you want a low-shedding, low-maintenance, and mild-mannered pet. These canines have cottony soft coats like a – you guessed it – Cotons. As for their faces, they inherit a Pug’s wrinkled brows.

They do require activity but it should not be anything more than daily walks. Plus, Pug-Cotons do well with first-time owners are these pooches are trainable and generally easy to care for.

11. Pugita: Pug + Akita

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Mix a strong and robust Akita with a comical Pug, and you’ve got an entertaining, loyal canine buddy, the Pugita. Since they are not very common, it is worth looking into the traits of both parents to have an inside look at what to expect from this Pug mix. But to keep it simple, they’re great pets that are fairly easy to train and people-oriented.

An important thing to remember about the Pugita is their weight. These dogs tend to overeat and gain weight easily. So, be sure to regulate your pet’s meals to keep them nice and trim.

10. Pugillon: Pug + Papillon

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Friendly and loyal, the Pugillion is a great lap dog. They possess the finest qualities of the Papillon and the Pug, which is the reason behind the high energy and versatility of this Pug mix. As for their looks, they have a Papillon’s large, butterfly-like ears and a Pug’s short nose. 

Novice dog owners should have an easy time training this pooch. After all, they are smart pups that love to please their favorite humans.

9. Tibetan Pug: Tibetan Spaniel + Pug

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This adaptable Pug mix that is a cross between a Tibetan Spaniel and a Pug. They have the Tibetan Spaniel’s medium to long hair and a Pug’s signature dark, large eyes. Hence, they are your vigilant and loyal canines that are always ready to protect your home and everyone in it.

When not romping around or busy watching your home, Tibetan Pugs enjoy being a lap dog. And why not? They are tiny pups weighing no more than 15 lbs. But don’t underestimate their size – when threatened, they can be a little on the aggressive side. So, it is best to be gentle with these small canines.

8. Bullpug: Bulldog + Pug

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A combo of the Bulldog’s low energy and a Pug’s easy-going personality, the Bullpug is a great pet to have in a smaller home. They are not really big on physical activity, so they should do well indoors. Moreover, they are quiet canines who barely get into a bark-fest unlike other Pug mixes.

But keep in mind that Bullpugs have a tendency to gain weight far too easily. Even if they enjoy lounging more than movement, you should still give them some exercises a few times a week to keep them healthy.

7. Puggle: Pug + Beagle

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Puggles are your easy-going and devoted family dogs. They may either be quiet as a Pug or temperamental as a Beagle. But one thing’s for sure, they all have floppy ears as a Beagle and an underbite like a Pug. 

For folks with allergies, just a heads up – Puggles shed quite a lot. But with frequent brushing and regular grooming, this should keep the shedding issue under control.

6. Pug Pit: American Pit Bull Terrier + Pug

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The Pug Pit is a designer dog whose parents are an American Pit Bull Terrier and a Pug. When these two breeds are combined, what you get is a sweet and affectionate hybrid that is hard to resist. They are also easy-going canines that do well with anyone.

Pug Pits are great for people who like a low-shedding pet. They have smooth and short coats, so you don’t have to worry about dog hair all over your home! Appearance-wise, they may either have a Pug’s short muzzle or a Pit’s prominent nose.

5. Pug-A-Mo: American Eskimo Dog + Pug

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Calm and friendly, the Pug-A-Mo is a crowd-pleaser. Alert like an Eskimo dog and sweet like a Pug, this Pug mix is a fantastic family dog that wants a watchdog and companion pooch in one. As for their looks, they have short to medium coats and a Pug’s classic wrinkly face.

They may be small and light, but these canines are tough. They are bold and fearless, which makes them a reliable protector for your home. Early socialization and obedience training are a must to tone down their inherent territorial instincts.

4. Pugland: West Highland White Terrier + Pug

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A West Highland Terrier and a Pug are two of the sweetest canine breeds there are – and you can have both in one small package with this amazing Pug mix. The Pugland is a superb companion pooch that is only a foot tall and barely tipping the scale at 20 lbs. They possess the medium to long coat of a Westie and the wrinkly face of a Pug.

Just as many small dogs, Puglands are better off with older children. They do not tolerate rough teasing, as they have a tendency to snap back when feeling threatened.

3. Puginese: Pekingese + Pug

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Another hybrid dog of Chinese descent, the Puginese is the offspring of a Pekingese and a Pug. These designer dogs were bred for the elite, which gives them an air of elegance and royalty. And yes, they’re pretty good-looking pooches, with a flowing coat like a Pekingese and a Pug’s short nose.

While these dogs can be a bit stubborn at times, they are definitely adorable. If you want a lap dog that is always game for cuddles, the Puginese is a fine choice for you.

2. Golden Pug: Golden Retriever + Pug

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Golden Pugs are good-looking canines with the mobility of a Golden and the loyalty of a Pug. They are medium-sized dogs with a golden coat and the same short muzzle that Pugs are known for.

They are endearing creatures that are always game for anything – playtime, cuddles, you name it, they want it!

1. Australian Shepherd + Pug

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What happens when you combine a fun-loving Australian Shepherd with an affectionate Pug? You get the best of both worlds in one canine, that’s what!

An Australian Shepherd and Pug mix is a fiercely loyal, loving, and intelligent pooch. These cuddle bugs have the build of a Pug and the interesting coat color of an Aussie Shepherd. Quite a fine outcome.

Related Questions

Are Pug Mixes Healthier? Overall Pug mixes are generally healthier than purebred dogs. They do not inherit a purebred’s genetic diseases, which makes them sturdier and stronger.

Do Pug Mixes Shed? Purebred Pugs shed profusely 357 days in a year. Some even have double coats, so they shed even more. But Pug mixes are a combination of a Pug and another breed, which will mean that not all hybrids shed as much.

How Long Do Pug Mixes Live? The lifespan of a Pug mix depends on a number of factors such as any genetic diseases present and lifestyle. For the most part, however, Pug mixes live between 8 to 15 years or sometimes longer.

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