The Puginese is a cross between the Pekingnese and the Pug. Although it has very much reached designer status in recent years, you should be careful when purchasing one! Unethical breeders are drawn to mixing breeds as they can get away with no health or DNA testing. While you might be drawn in by the cheap prices, this can create unhealthy, unhappy dogs, and it’s important not to support the process.
If you do find a Puginese, however, they’re a great dog!
You can expect them to be very small. They might have slightly longer coats than the Pug’s short one due to the Pekingnese in them, but they might inherit the Pug’s flat face. This is something to consider, as Pugs often have respiratory trouble because of their faces. They’re also often not allowed to fly on airplanes, so if you plan to move overseas, this may not be the mix for you!
Puginese – A Quirky Fun Dog
They do, however, have some really great traits. These pups are the perfect mix of affectionate and independent. They love their people and will happily snuggle up on the couch at the end of the day, but they do well alone for short periods of time. You do have to train them and ensure they don’t end up with separation anxiety, but it’s worth it!
They can be a little sensitive, however. That’s why it’s important to train them with positive reinforcement — as it is with any dog! This ensures you don’t damage your bond with them. It’s also important to have patience when potty training. Small dogs like the Puginese don’t gain full bladder control until they’re around six months old or even older. Stay patient and clean up those messy accidents without a fuss, they’ll get it eventually! This is a breed that you are quickly going to fall in love with.