There isn’t anything better than an entertaining and comical Pug. With their wrinkled coats and cute squished faces, these adorable little dogs give you bright smiles and easy temperament. These internet sensations are a beloved breed that was originally bred as a royal companion in ancient China. Now they are loved in households all over the world, and there now exist many Pug mixed breeds. Wondering if a pug mix is the best dog breed for you? Here are a few of the most popular Pug mixes out there.
What’s a Pug?
Once a companion of Chinese emperors, the adorable Pug is a super popular breed. Also known as a mascot of Holland’s House of Orange, these adorable and good-natured pups are cheerful and mild-tempered. A solid companion, a Pug will fit into almost any house seamlessly since they are very adaptable. But they can be sensitive if you don’t treat them well. If you do, they will bring a lot of mischief and fun into your household.
A Pug is a very people-oriented creature, which is exactly what they were bred for, to be a friendly and personal companion. They are not the best guard dogs, however, but they are a great companion for anyone that loves to have a little pup at their side at all times. Super social, Pugs will play with everyone in the room looking for cuddles and pets.
The one drawback of a Pug is that they are prone to be overweight. They love treats, and with their big eyes and adorable expressions, they easily get them. If you own a Pug or a Pug mix, it is very important that they exercise daily, although they will prefer to lounge around. They also do shed quite a bit, but since they are so small it won’t seem like a lot. It is recommended that they receive basic grooming to control their shedding.
Best Pug Mixes
The parents of a Pugador are the Pug and a Labrador Retriever. This hybrid is a very popular hybrid dog, but not a lot is known about this Pug mix. They have inherited the even temperament of the Lab and are very loyal thanks to both of the parents. These people dogs are very charming, super friendly, and need lots of attention.
Since both Pugador parents have very different looks, sizes, and shapes, you can’t be very certain about the Pugador’s physical appearance, except for the fact that this mix has inherited the Pug’s scrunched-up face. This mix also ranges from 30 to 50 pounds in weight.
These designer dogs were created by breeds the obedient Pug with the fun-loving Cocker Spaniel. The Cocker Pug is what you would expect, a wonderful but unique mix that retains all the best quality of both parent breed.
This is a medium to small Pug mix with a coat that may be curly or smooth. The Cocker Pug can also have either long or short fur. It really just depends, but it will have a double coat, so you get some shedding.
Featuring wonderful temperaments, the Cocker Pug is a great family dog thanks to its willingness to please and friendly and loving personality. Owners love how well they get along with kids, but just remember that it is important to make sure they exercise. A yard with a wireless dog fence can be very helpful here.
As you can probably tell from the name Corgi Pug, this breed is a mix of a Pug and Corgi. This mix is born of two very internet-famous dogs, and the mix continues on the traditions with a meme-worthy cute look and a super friendly personality. However, the parents have two very different temperaments. The Pug is well known for its love of lounging around while the Corgi is a very hard-working dog, so the Corgi Pug will fall somewhere in between, which makes them pretty perfect for most dog owners.
Each parent of this breed has two key characteristics that are physically seen in this mix. This includes the Corgi’s short legs and the Pug’s wrinkly face. Combining these iconic features gives you an adorably cute Pug mix.
Creating a Chinese powerhouse, the Pug-Zhu combines the Pug and the Shih Tzu. Both of these breeds were bred as companions to emperors, plus they have similar qualities that are also seen in the Pug-Zhu.
The Pug-Zhu is a great companion dog with a huge personality. Weighing between eight and 22 pounds, this Pug mix is an intelligent, bright, loving, and sweet breed, but they have also inherited a stubborn streak from both of their parent breeds. Showering their family with a lot of affection, the Pug-Zhu also needs a lot of care and attention. These people-dogs thrive on interactions with their humans, and they also love to be the center of attention.
This designer dog breed is a combination of the graceful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the silly Pug. The Pugalier is sweet, gentle, and very attentive. If you are looking for a fun-loving dog, you have definitely found him in this Pug mix.
The appearance of the Pugalier can vary since they can look a lot like either of his parents, although the Pugalier’s face tends to resemble the Pug. However, it typically has the color and long coat of King Charles Spaniel. This stunning Pug mix was developed so that it retained the Pug’s charm, but also to reduce the breathing issues that are often seen in a brachycephalic dog as well as keep the alertness and energy of King Charles Spaniel.
A hybrid that mixes the Pug with the Siberian Husky, the Hug isn’t a super obvious Pug mix, but it does make you want to hug your Pug mix. The parents of a Hug have very different personalities and looks giving you a medium-sized mix that has inherited the Husky’s activeness and both parents’ playfulness. Sweet, affectionate, and loyal, this Siberian Husky mix is a hyper breed that will a lot of daily activity.
Thanks to its Siberian Husky patronage, the Hug inherited a lot of stubbornness, so you will need obedience training for a Hug and a lot of patience. However, this is a great breed to have around other dogs and children.
A cross between a Pug and Havanese, the Puganese is a petite dog that only weighs around 10 pounds. The perfect lap dog, this breed has the petiteness of each parent along with their curiousness and inquisitiveness. While they may be small, the Puganese have a big personality and tend to bark a lot, so you will need to consistent and firm with them.
With the right socialization, the Puganeses is a great choice to be around older children and other dogs with calm personalities. If you want a lap dog with some sass and spunk, the Puganese will often also inherit the hypoallergenic coat the Havanese is known for.
This crossbreed of the Pug and Japanese Chin is also a designer dog. This is another nice lap dog that is well-mannered and known when to be an active dog and when to be calm. This breed is also not very laid back or too energetic. Otherwise very silent dogs, this breed will bark at an intruder, but they are otherwise a good apartment dog.
Good-natured and mild-tempered, this pug mix is eager to please, which he inherited from the Japanese Chin. Easy to train, the Japug are show-offs and inherit the Pug’s facial features.
An incredible Chihuahua Pug mix, the Chug was developed from two iconic breeds. Since the Chihuahua is the smallest of the purebred dogs, the Chug is understandable small as well. Only standing up to 12 inches tall, the Chug will only weigh up to 20 pounds. However, despite their small size, the Chihuahua Pug mix has a big heart, also like the Chihuahua, and is very protective and loyal, however, the easy-going attitude of the Pug still shines through.
Stubborn and independent, the Chug is really recommended for an experienced owner. He will also need proper socialization and more grooming since they are prone to shedding thanks to their double coats.
A hybrid of a Shiba Inu spitz type with the very silly Pug, the Pug Shiba is a mix of the two’s appearances and personalities that creates an intriguing Pug mix unlike any of the other Pug hybrids. Retaining all the affection and friendliness of the Pug, the Pug Shiba also has the activeness and independence of the Shiba Inus. Plus, since the Shiba Inus were bred to be a hunter, the Pug Shiba has their prey-instincts, which will require some socialization to handle.
The drawback of the Pug Shiba is how much they shed. Both of the parent breeds are known for their heavy shedding, which doesn’t stop with the Pug Shiba. But they do get along with other dogs and need only a moderate amount of exercise.
A mix of the Pug and American Rat Terrier, the Puggat is playful and small as well as full of energy. Even though the Rat Terrier was originally bred for hunting rats, the mix with the pug has created a nice balance in the Puggat. Kind and naturally good-natured, the Puggat will make friends with anyone, but when it comes to pets and small kids, that innate prey drive can kick in. They will need some socialization before you are able to trust them with a small animal.
Since Pugs tend to shed a bit, the Puggat really isn’t that high-maintenance. And you won’t need to exercise these dogs a lot, but the Puggat will require attention and affection, or his mischievous side will come out.
The Pugairns feature the Cairn Terrier’s boldness and the Pug’s mellowness creating the perfect balance in this hybrid. They aren’t apt to lounge about like the Pug, and they aren’t as independent and spirited as the Cairn Terrier, but they are sociable, energetic, and lively.
The Pugairn thrives on attention from his humans and loves to please his owners with obedience and tricks. While it can depend on which of his parents he takes more from, the Pugairn loves people, particularly children. Known to play hard, this breed is also a good lap dog that is curious and never aggressive when he plays. Only weighing 15 pounds, this is a little dog that can be vulnerable during rough play.
Both the Pug and Boston Terrier share similar personality and physical traits. Featuring a semi-wrinkly face and a short snout, the Buggs will also have similar facial structures but tend to vary a bit otherwise. Both of his parents were bred to be good companion dogs giving the Bugg a loyal and cheerful personality who will stay by your side.
This breed loves to be around children and is very playful. The Buggs did inherit his territorial instincts from his Boston Terrier parent, so it’s important that he is socialized properly and gets obedience training early.
What is the best pug mix?
The Hug is probably one of the best pug mixes that is a great choice if you have other dogs and children. A mix of a Siberian Husky and a Pug, this is a medium-sized dog that is active and playful. Also loyal, sweet, and affectionate, this breed loves to be active and will do well with a family.
Are pug mixes healthier?
It really depends on what the other breed that is used in the mix with the Pug. Typically, if the dog has better physical traits than a Pug’s, it will make the Pug mix healthier, which can be seen in the Hug. But if the dog has similar inferior physical traits, it can create a Pug mix that may have even worse issues.
What breed is a pug mixed with?
There are tons of breeds that have been mixed with the Pug. This includes the Chihuahua, Siberian Husky, King Charles Spaniel, the American Rat Terrier, the Boston Terrier, the Cairn Terrier, the Havanese, and the Japanese Chin.
What is a pug hybrid?
Typically, a hybrid is a dog that’s been bred with a different breed and the cute puppy that results has the personality and traits of either parent. Hybrids are also often given cute names, so dogs that are mixed with the Pug will have an adorable Pug-based name like the Pug and the Siberian Husky’s hybrid, which is called the Hug.