Jug dog has the essential features of a pug and Jack Russell Terrier. This dog is new hybrid and has gained popularity in last ten years as a designer dog. It has a round head, elongated muzzle, and curly tail. They have a small body structure and lighter physique like a pug and strong as Jack Russell Terrier. However, physical features can vary depending upon the inheritance of the characteristics of their parents.
|Facts About Jug Dog|
|Country of Origin||England|
|Other Names||Jack Russell Pug, Jack Pug|
|Size & Height||10-14 inches|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||ACHC,IDCR,DDKC,DRA|
|Litter Size||5-7 puppies|
|Color||Caramel, tan or black|
|Life Expectancy||12-15 Years|
|Coat||Smooth or Broken (depends on the parents|
|Price||300 $ – 800$|
Temperament & Personality
A good companion of people of all ages, they are very prone to develop “small dog syndrome” and can be very tenacious if not socialized properly. They retain the traits of Jack Russell and are fearless hence it is advised not to leave them outside. These dogs are very playful and family companions if trained at an early age. They are also compatible with other pets and also find them friendly. Moreover, they are not guarding dogs as they are not aggressive.
A moderate amount of energy needs to burn daily and it will be less if the breed retains more the Pug characteristics. Therefore, it is advised not to exercise more in high-temperature. Just a simple walk will be adequate to keep them healthy and happy.
Jug Puppies do not require bathing every day. Their coat can be maintained merely by brushing twice a week with slicker or deshedder brushes. Though, regular brushing helps the coat to become shiny and supple. Although, the breed which inherited the rough coat from parents will require more brushing. This dog is also prone to dental disease, hence it is recommended to make a dental visit at regular intervals.
Common concerns are Patellar Luxation Canine, Hip Dysplasia, Pug Dog Encephalitis, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca. Other health problems include Entropion, Ectropion, Demodectic Mange, Brachycephalic Syndrome, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Ataxia, Legg- Calve Perthes Disease, Atopy Dermatitis. Occasional tests include Eye Examination, Skin Evaluation, Radiographs and Neurological Testing.
Jug Dogs are intelligent which reduces the trainer’s job as they learn things very quickly. However, the trainer has to be very patient as the dog will not catch up things automatically.
The activity level of this dog is not highly active hence it consumes the very minimum amount of protein every day. 0.8 cups of protein are adequate for this breed.