21 Pug Cross Breeds

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By helloBARK! staff
Updated on April 06, 2020
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Pugs are popular companion pets around the world.

If you’re thinking about getting a Pug, why not consider finding a Pug mix at a rescue shelter looking for a forever home.

While there are a lot of different Pug cross breeds, it’s unlikely breeders are intentionally creating such mixes.

These Pug hybrids mentioned in this article are likely the result of inadvertent breeding.

It’s worth remembering with cross breeds that there is no guarantee which traits a dog will inherit from each parent.

So you could be disappointed if you find a Pugapoo hoping that it’ll have a hypoallergenic coat like the Poodle parent.

Here are 21 Pug cross breeds that we’ve researched online.

21) Australian Shepug

Australian Shepug is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Pug. This is a mix that usually yields a dog with a striking colored coat, inherited from the Australian Shepherd parent. They can have blue eyes, brown eyes or bi-eyes. They can make great companion pets with moderate exercise requirements. Australian Shepug is likely to be quite smart, especially given Australian Shepherds have a high IQ and an ability to think on their feet.

20) Bassugg

The Bassugg is a cross between a Bassett Hound and a Pug. They result is usually a dog that is small or medium in size depending on which parent they take after. They’re an easy-going mixed breed that like to take life easy. Bassugg can make great family pets thanks to their laid back personalities. They’re relatively low maintenance and easy to train as long you’re consistent.

19) Box-A-Pug

A Box-A-Pug is the result of breeding between a Boxer and a Pug. They’ll usually be family-orientated dogs with a deep sense of loyalty to members of their household. Boxers have a reputation for being great dogs for families with children. A Box-A-Pug could inherit this positive trait. They’ve usually got muzzles that are shorter than the Boxer but longer than the Pug. They love to cozy up next to their fellow family members. They’re coat colors will usually be brown or fawn.

18) Bugg

The Boston Terrier and Pug can be crossed to create a Bugg. They’re an intelligent and upbeat mixed breed that can be perfect for dog lovers living in cities or in small apartments. They can also go by the names Pugin or Boston Terrier Pug mix. You’ll usually find these Buggs in brown, black and white. They’ve got moderate exercise requirements, such as a 30-60 minute walk a day.

17) Bullpug

The Bullpug is a mix between a English Bulldog and a Pug. They can also be called Mini Bulldogs. When these two breeds are mixed, the result is a small and stocky dog. They’ll have some of the skin folds that are associated with English Bulldogs. This mix isn’t high maintenance and they tend to like the easy life. In fact, they’re not particularly active dogs with a lazy approach to exercise. However, a regular walk is still recommended to prevent weigh gain.

16) Chug

Arguably two of the worlds most famous toy breeds are the Chihuahua and the Pug. The result of breeding between these two types of dog is a Chug. They can also be called the Pughuahua and Pugwawa. The Chihuahua Pug mix is a simple way to refer to the cross. These small dogs are usually energetic, loyal and playful. You’ll have a little dog with a big personality on your hands!

15) Daug

The Daug is a mix between a Dachshund and a Pug. The Doxie is famous for their sausage-like bodies, which are long rather than tall. A Daug is likely to reflect this body type. This particular mix is a friendly dog that will relish human company. They can have some wrinkles on their face that reflects their Pug parent. Daugs can have a brown, black, fawn and silver coat, while their exercise needs are low to moderate.

14) Frug

A cross between a French Bulldog and a Pug will result in a Frug. This mix that may be small in size but have a big personality. Their appearance is similar to that of a Pug given the two parent breeds are that dissimilar. They’ll have a wrinkled face with a compact, sturdy body. The Frug has a friendly temperament so they can make great family pets.

13) Jug

A Jug is the result of crossing a Jack Russell Terrier with a Pug. This cute mix will usually have a snub-nose face akin to their Pug parent. Their coat can reflect that of both parents, so black, brown, tan or fawn. They’ve got brown eyes with a nose that mirrors their Pug genes. Their personality can be reflective of both breeds but they can make good watchdogs due to their alert nature and inclination to bark.

12) Mini Poxer

A pug at the vet (Photo: Adobe Stock)

A pug at the vet (Photo: Adobe Stock)

A Mini Poxer is a cross between a Pug and a Mini Fox Terrier. The hybrid dog is likely to be small but with bundles of energy. They like to be in the company of their pet parents, so this cross is inclined to suffer with separation anxiety if left alone a lot. They can also be quite stubborn, so you’ll want to start training from a young age. They’ll usually have a brown, fawn or white coat.

11) Pom-A-Pug

You can probably figure out what a Pom-A-Pug is. It’s a cross between a Pomeranian and a Pug. These two breeds are relatively small, so the Pom-A-Pug is likely to be quite diminutive in size. Pom-A-Pugs will have a coat that is reflective of the Pomeranian, with longer hair than you may be accustomed to seeing with a Pug. This cross is likely to be affectionate, playful and alert. A Pom-A-Pug won’t make much of a guard dog but they can excel as a watchdog.

10) Porgi

The Porgi is quite an easy mix to deduce. It’s a cross between a Corgi and a Pug. These two small breeds combine to usually produce a dog that is low the ground with a body long rather than tall. Corgi and Pugs are usually friendly, sociable and playful breeds, so these are all traits that you can expect to see in your Corgi Pug mix. They can have coat colors that range from fawn, black, red and sable.

9) Pug Griffon

Brussels Griffon and Pugs are both companion-sized breeds that are suitable for big cities. They don’t need a lot of exercise and they don’t take up a lot of space. So they’re ideal for apartment life. When you cross these two breeds, the result is a Pug Griffon or a Brug. This mix can be high maintenance, carrying itself with an air of self importance. They can become extremely attached to their pet parents. Pug Griffons can have cream, brown or black coats that are relatively short and rough or smooth in nature.

8) Pug-Tzu

The Pug and Shih Tzu are two companion-sized dogs that can trace their roots back to Asia. They’re both known for being lap dogs that have low exercise requirements. These low energy dogs are easy going. The Pug-Tzu can have a sweet temperament that love to receive affection from their owners. This mix can struggle with separation anxiety, so it’s something to consider before you bring one home if you’ve got a busy work or social schedule.

7) Pugalier

Pugaliers are the result of breeding between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Pug. These dogs tend to have an outgoing personality that like to meet new people and new dogs. They’ve got a slightly longer nose than Pugs. They can grow to a size around 10 to 20 pounds but they won’t need a lot of exercise. They’re going to be relatively easy-going dogs. Pugaliers can have a variety of different coat colors ranging from black, brown, gray, white and fawn.

6) Pugapoo

The Pugapoo is a mix between a Pug and a miniature Poodle. They’re likely to be a hypoallergenic mix given the Poodle is a low-shedding dog. If you’re a big Pug fan but you have allergies to dogs, a Pugapoo could be a good compromise. However, you should remember there is no guarantee a dog will inherit certain desired traits from a parent.

5) Puggle

The Puggle isn’t a Harry Potter character. It’s a cross between a Beagle and a Pug. Given the Beagle is an active dog, Puggles will need daily exercise to stretch their legs and get some mental stimulation. They’re usually a smart breed that will pick up training quite quickly provided it’s consistent. They’re a companion pet that can struggle with separation anxiety when left alone.

4) Puginese

Puginese are likely to have a short nose given this is a physical trait both parents have in common. The mix is unsurprisingly thought to have originated in China given both parents are Asian breeds. They can also be called Pugapeke and Pekeapug. They’re bodies are low to the ground with a coat that is more short than long, resembling the Pug.

3) Pugshire

Pugshire is a mix between a Pug and a Yorkshire Terrier. These are two common companion pets. These dogs make great family pets given their attachment to their pet parents. The Pugshire usually doesn’t grow to a size of more than 12 pounds and 15 inches tall. Their coat colors include brown, red, black, blue, silver, merle, white and brindle.

2) Pugsky/Hug

The Pugsky is a mix that you can probably figure out with ease. It is of course a cross between a Pug and a Siberian Husky. An unlikely mix, they’re most likely the result of unplanned breeding between a Siberian Husky and Pug. Given the size of both parents, it’s not an advisable cross. However, some rare examples of this cross do exist.

1) Schnug

The Schnug sounds like a dog that would love to cozy up to their pet parents on the sofa. This is a mix between a Mini Schnauzer and a Pug. Fittingly, they love to receive attention, so they’re likely to relish cuddle time. They’ve got a tendency to be alert and to bark if they spot movement or hear noise outside the home. Mini Schnauzers have a hypoallergenic coat so they’re likely to be low-shedding dogs.