The Pugapoo is the cross between the Pug and the Poodle. These dogs have small round eyes, triangular muzzle and a pair of hanging ears. They have robust and muscular legs, and the forelimbs are straight while the hind limbs are angular. The coat differs in texture, and the fur can be anything between curly to very curly.
- Love being indoors
- Takes the Pug’s side might be prone to snoring and grunting
|Facts About Pugapoo|
|Breed Group||Designer Dog, Companion Dog, Toy Dog|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Other Names||Pug-A-Poo, Pug A Poo, Pugoodle, pug poodle mix|
|Size & Height||Small to medium, 8-15 inches|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
|Hypoallergenic||Yes (if it inherits the Poodle coat type)|
|Litter Size||3-8 puppies|
|Colour||White, cream, black, brown, grey, golden|
|Life Expectancy||11-15 years|
|Coat||Long, short, wavy, curly|
Temperament & Personality
The Pugapoos are in most cases lively, but some may have an aggressive nature. In general, these dogs are considered to be very affectionate, kind and loyal to their owners. Most of the Pugapoos bark less but some can be a barker if they inherit the Poodle’s side. They are naturally playful and gets along well with small kids and other small pets.
They are also an excellent watchdog as they will surely bark and alert the owner if there is an intruder in the house. This breed will start growling if left alone for a prolonged period.
The Pugapoos won’t need massive activities on a daily basis. Instead, they will stay in motion throughout the entire day. Since this is an indoor breed, small play sessions with other dogs or with small children will keep it healthy. But do take them out for short walks or jogging sessions once or twice in a week.
Grooming entirely depends on the coat type. Brushing them once in a week will keep the fur clean and occasional trimming will keep their hair short. Frequent bathing and excess usage of water will harm their coat texture.
The owner should keep an eye on general health issues like hip dysplasia, Eye, and breathing problems, Allergies, and some neurological problems like the Pug dog Encephalitis, Thyroid, Hormonal disorders, etc. Other major concerns are Sebaceous Adenitis, Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, Gastric dilation volvulus. Occasional diagnosis might be needed for Brachycephalic syndrome.
Training should start as early as in the 16th week since their birth with things like socialization and positive reinforcement techniques like food rewards and praises. Pugapoo puppies always want to please their owner and thus makes an excellent subject for a trainer.
Pugapoo puppies need a healthy diet on a daily basis meant for their size and body type. Always consult a proper Vet before deciding on the dog food.