Crossbreed, Tiny

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

A Chihuahua-Pug combo, the Chug coat length can depend on the Chi parent in the mix. As with most crossbreeds, the first-generation cross (F1) can produce variable results – ears up, ears down, and some pups taking after one parent more than the other.


Attractive to ...

Those who love the look of a Boxer but can't cope with the size and Tigger bounciness! Many Chugs resemble mini Boxers – still as bouncy but easier to manage!

Not the best for ...

Someone who isn't prepared to put in the work, socialising and training a pup. Small dogs need all the right early building blocks.


Pughuahua, Pugwawa


United States


Really, really small - could almost fit in your pocket.

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.


variable (smooth, jacket)


Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

12 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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