Hybrid Breed

Chihuahua + Pug


Chihuahua and Pug mix - a hybrid breed.

Are you looking for a furry friend to make you laugh and keep you company? Then the Chihuahua and Pug mix is for you! This unique breed combines the best of both worlds - the playful nature of a Pug and the sassiness of a Chihuahua.

What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?

Chihuahua Pug mixes are small dogs with big personalities. They are usually between 10 and 15 inches tall and weigh between 2 and 4 kilograms. Their bodies are compact and muscular, with short legs and a long, pointed muzzle. They have large, round eyes and erect, pointed ears. Their coat can be any color or combination of colors, but is often black, tan or beige with white markings.

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Cute pug chihuahua mix named Chug playing on a green lawn
Alternate Name -
Origin Mexico - China
Life expectancy 12 - 20 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Pug mix - Such is probably his nature.

Chihuahuas and Pugs are two of the most popular dog breeds in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that people breed them together to create a new and unique breed - Chihuahua and Pug mix.

These dogs may be small, but they have big personalities. They are loving and loyal companions and make great pets. However, they can also be quite high-maintenance, so they're not for everyone.

If you're thinking of adding a Chihuahua Pug mix to your family, here's what you should know about their character and attitude.

Chihuahua pug mixes are lovable, friendly dogs.

They get along well with children and other pets.

They need a lot of care and attention.

They are prone to health problems, so they need to see the vet regularly.

They need a lot of exercise.

They are very high maintenance dogs and are not for everyone. If you are thinking of getting a Chihuahua Pug mix, be prepared to give them the time, attention and care they need.

What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Pug Mix.

The Chihuahua and Pug mix is a unique and popular designer dog. Since this cross is so new, there is not much information about them yet. However, we do know that they can be prone to some health problems. Here are some of the known diseases of Chihuahua Pug mixes:

  • Patellar luxation - This is a problem where the kneecap slips out of position. This can be painful and lead to lameness.
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease - This is a condition in which the blood supply to the head of the femur is cut off. It can cause pain and joint deformity.
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus - This is a congenital heart defect in which there is an abnormal connection between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. It can lead to heart failure.
  • Hydrocephalus - This is a condition in which there is too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. It can lead to seizures, blindness and mental retardation.
  • Pulmonary stenosis - This is a congenital heart defect in which the pulmonary valve is narrowed or blocked. This can lead to heart failure.

While these conditions can be serious, not all Chihuahua Pug mixes are affected. With proper care and regular veterinary checkups, your Chihuahua Pug mix can enjoy a long and healthy life.

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A Chihuahua Pug mix is a small dog with a short, smooth coat. The coat is typically black, brown or fawn in color. The hair on the head and ears is often longer than the body coat, and the tail is curled.

Fur length medium - short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Tilt-ear
Tail lang - stubby
Anatomy slim, massive, square, hefty
Size ♀ 15 - 25 cm
Weight ♀ 2 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 15 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 2 - 8 kg
Suitable For Children, Seniors, Beginner, Children, Seniors
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Hypoglycemia

    If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.

  • Tartar

    If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Denture malocclusions

    Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.

  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Breathing problems

    Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.

  • A Chihuahua Pug mix typically has the head and body of a Chihuahua and the short legs of a Pug. These dogs usually have a short, smooth coat that can be any color.

  • Chihuahua and Pug mixes are usually playful and friendly. They can protect their family, but they are usually good with children and other animals.

  • Chihuahua and Pug mixes need moderate exercise. A daily walk or play session is sufficient.

  • Chihuahua and Pug mixes are prone to the same health problems as their purebred parents. These include joint problems, respiratory problems and dental problems.

  • Chihuahua and Pug mixes usually live to be 12-15 years old.

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