While the Poodle might be considered the King of crossbreeds as it’s used so often in creating designer dogs, the humble Pug is catching up fast. With its easy-going, clownish nature and boundless affection for its family, the Pug wins hearts where ever it goes. These delightful dogs are full of mischief, love to play, are true companion dogs, and easy to fall in love with.
With so much going for it regarding personality, Pug mixes are growing in popularity. Not least because many believe that crossing these little dogs with other breeds will help eliminate some of the health problems Pugs suffer because of their extreme looks.
So if you’re looking for the perfect pug, here are our top choices of popular Pug mixes:
Pug and Beagle
Intelligent, sweet, and adaptable, the Puggle combines the fun-loving personality of the Pug with the amenable and gentle nature of the Beagle. The beagle pug is good as a family pet due to its patience and tolerant character; the Puggle tends to get along with everyone. The Beagle parent gives the Puggle a desire to wander and dig, but their devotion to their family combined with their keen intellect makes this pug mix an increasingly popular choice.
Pug and Corgi
The Pug and Corgi share many traits, not least that they like to have a good time. The resulting Pug cross breed gets along with everyone and is happy, affectionate, and intelligent. Outgoing with an independent streak, the Porgi is not a dog that follows commands blindly. However, their devotion to their family softens their independent nature, making them a popular choice.
Pug and Chihuahua
Both parent breeds have big personalities. On the one hand, you have the Pug who is affectionate, happy, and fun-loving. On the other hand, you have the Chihuahua, who is feisty, bold, and protective. Combine the two, and you end up with a small mixed breed dog that’s more than capable of looking after itself but prefers to welcome everyone as a friend. Loyal and devoted to their family, the Chug, chihuahua pug mix can nevertheless be stubborn and gutsy.
Pug and Shih Tzu
The Pug-Zu is a small dog with a big personality. Confident, good-natured, and playful, this pug mix is a devoted family pet. What’s more, this high-spirited dog makes a fun and sturdy playmate for children. The Pug-Zu is friendly to all and thrives in a family environment where they are the center of attention. Curious and headstrong, the Shih Tzu pug won’t follow directions blindly despite its intelligence. But the fun-loving and affectionate personalities of this dog breed more than make up for the odd bout of stubbornness.
Husky Pug mix
Crossing a Pug with a Husky might not seem the most natural choice, but the resulting pug mix produces a small dog with bags of personality. Affectionate, playful, and friendly to all, the Hug is a charming, funny, and mischievous housemate. While there’s a lot to like about the Hug, they sometimes have a stubborn streak and high prey drive thanks to their Husky parent and get into trouble if they don’t have enough physical and mental exercise.
Pug and Bichon Frise
A pug mixed with a Bichon Frise produces a brave, devoted, and even-tempered dog. The Pushon is affectionate, playful, and likes nothing more than being the center of attention. Although friendly, the Pushon makes an excellent watchdog and will bark a warning when strangers approach. Lively and energetic, these small dogs need regular physical and mental exercise to keep themselves happy. This pug mix is eager to please its humans and is a great family dog.
Pug and Jack Russell Terrier
Combine the clownish Pug with the feisty Jack Russell, and you get the Jug, a lively, intelligent, and fun-loving dog. Jugs prefer a busy home that can offer them physical and mental stimulation and thrive in an environment where they are included in family life. Bold and fearless with no idea of their size, the Jug is never the less sweet, affectionate, and social.
Pug and Poodle
People-oriented, affectionate, and devoted, the Pugapoo is a pug mix that’s a lively and energetic family pet. With a great sense of fun, these mix-breeds are happy, mischievous, and entertaining. They are highly intelligent due to their Poodle parent. They are easy to train and love to please their owners. Despite this, the Pugapoo can inherit the stubborn streak of the Pug parent and present a challenge to novice owners. Social and loving, the Pugapoo is gentle with children and makes a good family dog.
Pug and Yorkshire Terrier
What happens when you cross the docile and clownish Pug with the feisty and protective Yorkshire rat terrier? Well, at its best, the Pugshire is a devoted, easy-going, and affectionate companion. Playful yet gentle, the Pugshire is tolerant, mischievous, and bold. On the other hand, this small dog can be stubborn, vocal, overprotective of its family, and intolerant of other pets. However, this crossbreed is a popular choice for active families who want a small fun-loving, energetic dog.
Pug and Labrador retriever
Loving, boisterous, and energetic, the Pugador combines the loyalty and athleticism of the Labrador with the comical and fun-loving nature of the Pug. True family dogs, the Pugador is devoted to people and does best in a home where someone is around for most of the day. With a keen intellect, the Pugador combines the free-spirited Pug and eager to please Labrador, making training more of a negotiation than giving commands.
Pug and Boston Terrier
Lively, stubborn, and goofy, the Bugg Boston terrier pug mix is an affectionate and even-tempered dog. Intelligent and devoted, the Boston terrier pug never the less has a mind of its own and is selective about following directions. Playful with a roguish streak, these dogs are charming and fun and thrive in a family around for most of the time.
Pug Mixes the conclusion.
It’s easy to see why the Pug breed is gaining popularity as one-half of a designer dog. Pugs are good-natured, comical little dogs with a personality much larger than their size who love to be around their family. While some of the above dog breeds may seem an unlikely choice to pair with a Pug, the characters of each add something to the already adorable Pug.
What’s more, breeding Pugs with dogs with little or no health issues can produce a dog with fewer issues than the Pug, which suffers from breathing problems due to its wrinkly face and extreme looks.
If you can’t find the perfect dog on our adorable pug mix list, don’t despair. Pug mixes are cropping up everywhere. From a pom a pug to a bulldog pug to a pug and boxer mix, there’s bound to be a pug mix that’s ideal for you.