If you’re looking for a small and adorable dog breed to add to your family, then you can look no further than Puginese puppies. This designer dog is a crossbreed of the Pug and Pekingese. If you want to learn more about this mixed breed, then keep reading.
Where To Get Puginese Puppies
Since this dog breed is a hybrid, the American Kennel Club doesn’t recognize it as a breed. So, you won’t be able to find registered breeders for this dog breed on the AKC Marketplace. However, going through a reputable breeder will be your best bet in getting this doggo. After that, you’ll need to do the research yourself.
Remember, an ethical breeder will do the following:
- Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
- Ensure the puppies are up to date with their vaccinations
- Want to meet with you in person and allow you to meet the parents and the litter
- Be able to answer all of your questions about the breeder, the breed, the parents, the puppies, or the process
- Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding and the puppies after birth
In addition, a good breeder will have health documents and family tree history ready for you to take home upon adoption.
If a breeder doesn’t do the above, they’re most likely a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. These breeders should be avoided since they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.
Alternatively, you can look into your local animal shelter or rescue organization. They might have Puginese puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption.
The price may vary depending on the dog breed’s popularity, how many puppies are in the litter, the time of year, the breeder’s location, or the puppy’s lineage, coat color, or age. However, you can expect to spend an average of $800 to $1,200 for this doggo. Bongo…
The Puginese is a small dog breed. For instance, they can stand up to eight to 11 inches tall and weigh between ten and 16 pounds. They typically have a medium coat that’s straight and comes in many colors. For example, their coat can be brindle, fawn, brown, sable, or black. In addition, they sometimes will have the black mask from the Pug parent.
Pugineses are a great family companion dog. For instance, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. However, they get along well with young children, but they may do better in a family with older children or none at all. This is because Puginese dogs have low energy levels and might not keep up with younger children. In addition, they need early training and early socialization to get along well with other dogs and strangers.
They might be stubborn when it comes to training, but it’s not an impossible task. You can hire a professional dog trainer to help you. Group training classes will also be a good idea since they can get socialized at the same time.
Since they have low energy, they’ll do well in an apartment or a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. However, they only need one or two quick walks per day to keep them healthy and fit. Ozzy…
Puginese Puppies – Veterinary Needs
Unfortunately, Puginese puppies can inherit many different health issues from both of their parent breeds. For instance, you’ll need to keep an eye on the possible health conditions your Puginese can get:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Mitral Valve Disease
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
- Bladder Stones
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye)
To ensure your puppy stays healthy, you’ll want to bring them to the vet a few times during their first year. Then, you can keep track of their growth and development while keeping them up to date with their shots and boosters. Then, every year after that, you can bring them to the vet once a year for their annual checkup.
Overall, Pugineses have an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years with proper care, nutrition, and exercise. Eddie…
As long as your vet approves the dog food, you can give your Puginese anything to eat that’s dog-safe. For example, you can provide them with high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or give them homemade dog food. Be sure it’s appropriate for your dog’s breed size, age, weight, and metabolism.
Also, Puginese pups love to eat. So, be mindful of their daily calorie intake so that they don’t become obese.
Puginese dogs have sensitive skin, so you won’t need to bathe them often (unless they need it). In addition, they shed a moderate amount. So, you’ll want to brush their coat once or twice a week to keep it clean and also to keep the loose hairs under control. Also, be sure to brush their teeth, trim their nails, and clean their ears regularly.