Brug is a small designer dog and is a cross between two purebred dogs the Brussels Griffon and the cute Pug. This small dog has a big personality and combines the playful nature of the Pug and the stubbornness of Brussels Griffon.
Brussels Griffon X Pug =Brug
The Brug is a small and attractive canine with a sturdy body, flat round face and a black wedged muzzle. Their size can vary between 10-15 inches and can weigh up to 10-12 lbs. Ther face can have wrinkles owing to their Pug lineage. They have silky and floppy ears with small rounded paws. Their short and dense coats are often rough and are seen in black, white, brown, red colorations. The Brug is a fairly rare and new breed so their physical traits can vary depending on how much of their parent’s characteristics they inherit.
Brug Dog Pictures
|Other Names||Brussels Griffon Pug Mix|
|Color||White, Black, Cream, Tan, Brown|
|Coat||Short Fur, medium coat, straight|
|Breed Group||Companion, lapdog|
|Life Span/Life Expentancy||12-15 years|
|Temperament||Playful, friendly, affectionate, inquisitive, stubborn(at times)|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Other Dogs||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DBR, DDKC, DRA, IDCR|
The Brussels Griffon Pug mix has a lovable personality and is quite friendly, affectionate and loyal, making great family pets to its owners. They are outgoing, social, energetic and love to cuddle on the owner’s lap. This breed gives itself a lot of importance and dislikes to be left alone or unattended. Owing to their small size they may suffer from small dog syndrome or separation anxiety if left alone for longer periods. These little pooches are quite sensitive to their owner’s mood and can also be very possessive and jealous at times. Thus it is best to give them early socialization training to make them well-rounded dogs. They are popular and best choices for lapdogs and are good with children and other pets in the house. They can get bossy with babies who may unintentionally tease or get rough with this small dog. So its best keep them under supervision when around toddlers.
Care ~ Exercise
This Brussels Pug Mix is quite energetic and needs 30-40 minutes of exercise through walks or playtime daily. Since the Brug is an indoor dog his playtime and activities will provide him enough physical activity and mental stimulation to burn his energy. Taking your dog out for walks, or to parks is a great way to ensure they are active and socialize with other animals and humans too. However, be sure to keep him in a fenced yard when off-leash so that your dog does not get into any trouble because of his antics. Avoid taking your dog out when the weather is too hot as they are more suitable for cooler climates.
The Brug requires 2-3 times brushing a week to eliminate shedding of hair. They don’t need frequent bathing sessions as too much water will strip the natural oils of the coat and make it brittle and dry. Make sure you clean the fold or wrinkles regularly and keep them dry to avoid yeast infections. Other grooming requirements are the same as other dogs including brushing their teeth to avoid any plaque built-up, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears once in a while.
The Griffon Pug is a healthy hybrid with an average life span of 12-15 years. Both its parent’s breeds are healthy breeds. However, like all crossbreds, these dogs are prone to certain health issues which its parent suffer from.
This breed can suffer from
- Patellar Luxation
- Hip Dysplasia
- Skin Allergies
- Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
When you get your Brug, be sure to take it from a responsible breeder and take all the registry papers of its parents. Pug mixes have a tendency to inherit facial folds which are susceptible to smelly yeast infections if they are not cleaned on a regular basis to prevent a build-up of bacteria. Occasional tests and visit to a vet are also recommended to keep your dog healthy.
Your Brug is an off-spring of super smart dogs which makes him intelligent and quick to pick up on your instructions and know exactly what you want from him, alas, a stubborn streak may result in him deciding to not follow through.
This hybrid responds well to praise and rewards during training, but they do have a stubborn streak that may surface.
Positive Reinforcement: Training and handling your pooch with love, encouragement and a positive attitude is the best way to handle this stubborn breed. This will make you his friend and he will obey you happily.
Obedience Training: Giving basic obedience training to your dog from a young age is the responsibility of the pet parent. Teaching your dog to reliably respond to basic commands such as “sit,” “down,” “come,” and “stay,” will make your furry friend an even-tempered one.
Socialization: The first step is to socialize your dog with your family and friends. This is best-done with patience and helps your pooch come out of his shyness. Taking your dog to dog parks and watching other pets will make him well-behaved with kids and other animals.