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Life span

13 Years


9.0 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Chug Overview

The chug is a cross between the Chihuahua and Pug. This adorable dog breed can adopt the amazing personality from both dog breeds, which results in a funny, cute, lively, active, comic, stubborn little dog. They have a great nature but need some patience when training.

As the Chug is incredibly small they require extra attention and love. The Chug comes in a variety of colours such as brown, black, white and black, white and brown, chocolate, cream and chocolate and cream.

The weight for both male and female Chug is the same and ranges between 3.6-9.0kg. The height is also the same for both male and female Chug which is 15.5-30.5 cm.

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Chug Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Chug is a cross-breed between the Pug and Chihuahua and dates back to the early 2000s.

Chug Temperament

The Chug has a wonderful temperament and personally just like their parent breeds. They're funny, charming, affectionate, fierce and very loyal. This wonderful dog breed has a very playful nature and can happily spend a lot of their time playing games and being silly with their loved ones. 

If they're not socialised correctly from a young age they can develop "small dog syndrome" and this should be addressed straight away to prevent it from becoming a behavioural problem later in adult life. 


The Chug requires moderate grooming and their coat should be brushed 2-3 times a week. The Chug sheds their coat seasonally and during this time, brushing their coat should be done more frequently. 

The chug is predisposed to developing dental issues and therefore their teeth should be brushed on a regular basis. Their ears, eyes and was should also be checked on a regular basis. 


Chugs are generally healthy dogs but like with other cross-breeds they are subjected to some health conditions such as:

  • Patella luxation
  • Obesity 
  • Eye problems

Chug Exercise Needs

The Chug requires moderate levels of exercise on a daily basis. Two daily walks for 45 minutes a day is enough for the Chug. They also require lots of mental stimulation to help keep them happy and content. 

Children and other pets

The Chug is great with children and other household pets as long as they're socialised correctly from a young age. The Chug is better suited to a family with older children as young children may not understand how to play with the Chug correctly and they could get hurt as a result of rough play. Playtime should always be supervised between dogs, children and other household pets.