USD 600-800 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 582
Origin United States
Other Names Cross between the Chihuahua and the Pug.,,Chihuahua Pug mix,,Pughuahua,,Pugwawa
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 600-800
Size Small
Weight 10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Height 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 2000s
Ancestry Chihuahua, Pug

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Short
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Cream, Fawn, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brindle, Brown, Cream, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Entertaining, Goofy, Guarding, Loyal, Playful, Social, Sportive, Territorial
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Cataracts, Cherry Eye, Eye Problems, Heatstroke, Respiratory Problems
Hypoallergenic Yes,,No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chug have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chug dog is a hybrid breed that is created by crossing a Pug and a Chihuahua. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its unique appearance and friendly personality. The Chug dog has a short, stocky body with large eyes, floppy ears, and a short muzzle. They typically have black or brown fur with white markings on their chest and face.

The lifespan of the Chug dog is between 10-15 years, depending on their health and lifestyle. They are considered to be small dogs, usually weighing between 8-14 pounds when fully grown. The colors of the Chug dog can vary from black to brown to white or even cream colored.

The personality of the Chug dog is friendly and loyal. They are very affectionate towards their owners and love spending time with them. They are also known for being intelligent dogs that can learn quickly if trained properly.

Chugs are generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals as long as they have been socialized properly from an early age. However, they may be wary of strangers at first until they get used to them over time.

The temperament of the Chug dog is generally calm but alert when necessary; they make great watchdogs due to their alertness but will not bark excessively unless there is something wrong or out of place in their environment that needs attention from their owners or guardians.

The health of the Chug dog should be monitored closely as this breed can suffer from certain health issues such as eye problems (due to its protruding eyes), breathing difficulties (due to its short muzzle), joint problems (due to its small size), skin allergies (due to its thick fur) and obesity (due to overeating). Regular vet checkups should be done in order for these issues not become serious problems later on in life for your pet chugdog .

The adaptability level of the chugdog is high; they do well in both indoor living environments as well as outdoor ones if given enough exercise each day such as walks or playtime outside in an enclosed area where it’s safe for them . The benefits of having a chugdog as a pet include having an affectionate companion who loves spending time with you , being able to take them anywhere due to their small size , having an intelligent pet who can learn quickly ,and being able enjoy watching your pet play around without worrying about it getting into too much trouble .


The Chug is a hybrid dog breed that is a cross between the Pug and the Chihuahua. The name “Chug” is a combination of the two breeds’ names. The Chug first appeared in the United States in the early 2000s.

The Chug is believed to have originated in China, where the Pug and the Chihuahua are both native breeds. It is thought that the Chug was created by crossing these two breeds in an effort to create a smaller version of the Pug. However, there is no concrete evidence to support this theory.

The Chug nearly became extinct in the early 21st century. This was due to a combination of factors, including the popularity of other small dog breeds, such as the Yorkshire Terrier and the Pomeranian. In addition, many people who owned Chugs did not take proper care of them, leading to health problems and an overall decline in their numbers.

Fortunately, the Chug breed has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. This is thanks largely to social media, which has helped raise awareness of this unique breed. In addition, more people are now taking better care of their Chugs, resulting in healthier and happier dogs.

The ancestry of the Chug dog is somewhat mysterious. However, it is clear that this breed is a cross between the Pug and the Chihuahua. These two breeds were chosen for their small size and friendly nature, making them ideal companions for city-dwellers or those with limited space.

The Chug dog was officially recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2020. This was thanks to efforts by dedicated breeders who worked hard to promote this unique hybrid breed.