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Chug Characteristics: The Agile and Faithful Chug is a breed of Small dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Chihuahua / Pug. The Chug, is characterized by its adorable, sturdy, cute appearance with its distinctive large eyes, rounded head and its cheeky, spirited  expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Chihuahua and a Pug.

The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Pughuahua' puppies that incorporated the vast array of coat color combinations, self- reliance and agility of the Pug with the intelligence and trainability of the Chihuahua. The temperament of the Chug can be described as Attentive, active, loyal.

The coat type of the Chug is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Chug demonstrated the desired traits of a Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Pugwawa". The origin of the Chug dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Chug Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Chihuahua / Pug: The Chug is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Chihuahua / Pug.

Other names for the Chug: The Chug is known by the nickname of the "Pugwawa". Other names for this breed of dog include the Pughuahua or Chugg.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Chug" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Chug History and Origin: The country of origin of the Chug breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Chug is a combination of two dog breeds. The Pug, the "Monk's Dog", originated in China as a Companion and Lapdog dating back to time immemorial. The Chihuahua, the "Smallest Dog in the World", originated in Mexico as a Ceremonial dog during the 1500's. During the 1990's dog breeders began to create the so-called 'Designer Dogs" and began to develop a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Chihuahua and the Pug.

The breeding programs resulted in the Chug, an adorable dog that incorporated the beautiful coat colors, independence and alertness of the Pug with the easy trainability and low shedding coat of the clever little Chihuahua.. The hybrid Chug was found to be a treasure as an affectionate, unusual pet. Sociable and alert, the Chug was a great success with families and kids over 6 years old. The cross-breed Chug is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Chug Height: The Chug breed is classified as a small sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 6 to 12 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Chug Weight: The weight of the small sized Chug dog, in a male dog is 10 to 20 pounds. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Chug Coat Type: - LOW shedding coat The coat type is described as soft, short and smooth.

Chug Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors that can be speckled, spotted or merle patterned in brown, chocolate, cream, fawn and black and tan.

Chug Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Chug is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Chihuahua or the Pug. The Chihuahua has low grooming requirements as does the Pug, so this dog can be expected to be low maintenance.

The grooming needs and requirements of the Chug should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.

Chug Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Chug puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Chug puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Chug Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Agile, Attentive, active, loyal and Faithful.

Chug Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Chug requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes every day. The small Chug dog has a smooth, agile gait with small strides and only requires a fairly slow speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. Remember that it would take a lot of extra steps by your dog to keep up with your normal walking pace.

Chug Diet: A fully grown Chug should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Chug Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Chug breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Chug dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Chug Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Chug breed is 10 to 13 years.

Chug Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Chug breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Chug names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Ollie *** Joey *** Beau *** Hank *** Rusty *** Peanut *** Rudy *** Otis *** Boomer *** Blue *** Finn *** Moose.

Chug Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl Chug dog. Our top choice of good female Chug names are Harley *** Holly *** Jasmine *** Millie *** Dakota *** Katie *** Callie *** Scout *** Sugar *** Sydney *** Hannah *** Mocha *** Trixie.

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