Top 10 cross breeds (hybrid) of pug dog

Top 10 cross breed pug dog

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 04:36 am

Mixed-breed dogs are not only beautiful but also have less health issues.

In this article, we listed top 10 cross breeds of pug dog. First of all, there will be a question in your mind what is cross breed?

A crossbreed or crossbred usually refers to an organism with purebred parents of two different breeds, varieties, or populations. Crossbreeding, sometimes called “designer cross-breeding”, refers to the process of breeding such an organism, often with the intention to create offspring that share the traits of both parent lineages, or producing an organism with hybrid vigor.

In this day there are many hybrid or designer dogs are available in the world, but here we will provide only top 10 crossbreeds of Pug dog.
What is Pug dog?

Pug dogs are believed to have originated in China, but not much is known about their early history. Some historians believe that they are related to the Tibetan Mastiff. They lived in an expensive and luxurious accommodation by the emperors of China.

The Pug is a breed of dog with physically distinctive features of a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors, most often fawn or black, and a compact square body with well-developed muscles.

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Pug dog have been successfully mixed with Chihuahua, Golden Retrievers, Chows, Labradors, Siberian Huskies, Collies, Welsh Corgis, Pitbulls, Rottweilers, Poodles, Chinese Wolves, Akita and more.


Here is a list of different crossbreeds of Pug dog


1). Chug (Chihuahua + Pug = Chug)


The Chug dog is a one of the most popular or crosses dog breed between a Chihuahua and a Pug. His personality and appearance can vary widely because the two breeds are very different. Chugs have a low to moderate activity level that is adaptable to their owner’s lifestyle. They will enjoy a nice walk or active playtime each day, and if you’re talented at training.

Chug is companion dogs. They love their people and need to live in the house never outdoors. A Chug will most likely have a short, smooth coat that sheds moderately to heavily.

The Chug has become popular over the past ten or twenty years as people have begun to seek out dogs that are different from the everyday Yorkie or Poodle.

  • Breed Group: Mixes and More
  • Height: varies
  • Weight: 10 to 20 pounds
  • Life Span: 10 to 13 years

2). Pompug (Pomeranian + Pug =Pompug)

pom pug

The Pompug is a very cute designer breed cross between the Pomeranian and the Pug dog. It may also attain Pug-like bulging eyes, floppy or standing ears, a short muzzle, thick neck, slight or medium under bite as well as a curly tail. The Pug Pomeranian mix is a loving family dog emerging as a perfect companion, owing to its affectionate and charming personality.

The Pumpog is a playful and active, loving to run around the house or an open space, thus requiring a moderate amount of exercise daily.

  • Group of Breed: Companion dog
  • Life Span: 8 to 15 years
  • Weight: 5 to 16 pounds
  • Height: 8 to 13 inches
  • Other name: Pom A Pug, Pomapug, Pom-Pug, Pompug, Pug-A-Pom, Pugapom, Pug-Pom, Pugeranian


3). Puggle (Beagle + Pug = Puggle)


A Puggle is a designer dog between a beagle and a pug. “Puggle” dogs can also be named Bug, Buggle, or a Peagle. But, they are most commonly known as a Puggle. This dog is sometimes classified as a Designer Dog. Puggles are great family dogs, they love to be around kids and are very friendly. They can be a variety of colors and patterns depending on the characteristics inherited from the parent breeds.

  • Breed Group: Mixes and More
  • Height: 8 to 15 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: 15 to 30 pounds
  • Life Span: 12 to 14 years


4). Frenchie Pug (French Bulldog + Pug = Frenchie Pug)

Frenchie Pug

The Frenchie Pug, or Frug, is a designer breed cross between french bulldog and pug. It’s not a pure breed and is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, however, it is expected to be bred from a purebred Pug and a purebred French Bulldog.

These small-sized dogs have a mixed appearance inheriting the physical attributes of both their parents. Most of them are often seen to develop a pug-like wrinkly face, especially on their forehead and the region between their eyes along with a short muzzle and snout. Their ears are mostly straight or upright as the French Bulldog.

  • Group of Breed: Designer
  • Weight: 15 to 30 pounds
  • Height: 13 to 15 inches
  • Lifespan: 12 to 15 years


5). Poxer (Pug + Boxer = Poxer)


The Poxer is a mixed breed dog between a pug and a boxer. This designer pug crossbreed is recognized by IDCR (The International Designer Canine Registry) and DBR (The Designer Breed Registry). If you are in love with the two parent breeds; pug and boxer, a Poxer may be the perfect option for you.

The Poxer makes a wonderful companion and loves to cuddle on your lap. The muzzle is longer than the Pug’s but shorter than the Boxer’s. The coat of the Poxer can be a mix of silver and fawn.

  • Group of Breed: Designer
  • Weight: 17 to 30 pounds
  • Height: 15 to 17 inches
  • Lifespan: 12 to 16 years

6). Shug (German Shepherd + Pug = Shug)


The Shug is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the German Shepherd and the Pug. The Shug is lively and extremely friendly to people and other dogs. Shug need plenty of exercises otherwise, they tend toward obesity. Those who dislike shedding will appreciate the Shug, who sheds very little and doesn’t need much coat maintenance.  Shug appear in cream, brown, tan, sables, black and white color combinations.

  • Breed group: Cross
  • Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years
  • Weight: 13 to 17 Pound
  • Height: 12 Inches

7). Porgi (Corgi + Pug = Porgi)


Porgi is a most popular and cross breed between a Corgi and pug dogs. It’s also known as a corgi pug mix. The other name of the Porgi is Cardigan Corgi Pug and Pembroke Corgi Pug.

Porgi is a low maintenance hybrid dog. Brushing out a Corgi mix once a week is all that is necessary to keep its coat in order.

  • Weight: 26 to 40 lbs
  • Height: 8 to 12 inches
  • Lifespan: 12-15 Years


8). Pugalier (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Pug = Pugalier)


Pugaliers are a cross between a Pug and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They have the basic appearance of a Pug but breeders have deliberately bred them to have a slightly longer nose to make breathing easier. Pugaliers have a skull shape that is similar to the Cavalier while still retaining the short muzzle of the Pug.

Pugaliers are most commonly found in shades of fawn, but black Pugaliers and also black and tan color patterns can also be found. White markings can also occur on Pugaliers with either fawn or black color patterns.

  • Weight: 6 to 10kg
  • Height: 11 to 14 inches
  • Lifespan: 9 to 14 years


9). Pug-A-Poo (Poodle + Pug = Pug-A-Poo)

Pug-A-Poo dog

Pugapoo is a not pure breed. If you love the personality and temperament of the Poodle but prefer the small size of the Pug, you may not have to choose between the two you can choose a Pugapoo which is a cross of both breeds. Hybrid dogs have been in existence for many years, so the first crossing of a Pug and a Poodle may have occurred long ago.

These small to medium size dogs have round button-like eyes, triangular muzzle, hanging ears. Typically, their nose is black and eyes are brown.

  • Breed Group: Mixes and More
  • Height: 8 to 15 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: 10 to 30 pounds
  • Life Span: 12 to 14 years

10). Bugg (Bosten + Pug = Bugg)


The Bugg is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pug and the Boston Terrier. There is no exact record of when or why the first Buggs were bred, but breeders by and large agree that they are a more recent creation in the designer dog arena. It’s extremely intelligent and easy to train.

These dogs have a short stature with small legs, a straight tail, a rounded head, and a short muzzle ending in a blunt nose tip.

  • Lifespan: 10 to 13 years
  • Weight: 15 to 25 pounds
  • Height: 10 to 17 inches
  • Other Names: Buggs, Bug, Pugin


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