|Country of Origin||USA|
|Breed Type||Companion Dog,|
|Coat||Short Straight and even wiry|
|Color||Brown, Black, Cream, Tan|
|Height||Male 8 to 12 inches, Female 10- 12 inches|
|Weight||Approximately 14 pounds|
|With pets||Very good|
|With other Dogs||Low To Moderate Needs Socialization|
|Good for children||Moderate – Needs socialization and being raised with children|
|As family Pet||Good|
|For first-time owners||Good to very good|
|Life Span||12-15 years|
|Grooming Requirements||Moderate to moderate high|
|Shedding||Moderate to moderate-heavy|
|Brushing||Brush twice a week to daily depend on shedding|
|Sensitivity(Touchiness)||Some can be if more like Chihuahua|
|Tolerant to Aloneness||Not at all|
|Tolerance to Heat||Low to Moderate|
|Tolerance to Cold||Low|
|Good for Apartment Dwelling||Good to very good, but training required|
|Exercise Needs||Low to moderate|
|Tendency to Obese||Moderate to High|
|Major Health problems||Heart Problems, Patellar Luxation|
|Appetite||High-quality commercial food|
|Puppy Price||$450 -$700|
When the designers want to create an excellent quality of Pug and German shepherd, they developed Chug, which has the traits of both the breeds. With, broad chest and short muzzled snout just as a pug, the Shug originated. The ears are floppy, and it bears the striking resembles of a pug. The tail get curled at the back.
Just like its parents, this breed is intelligent and is happy, cheerful and friendly. It is an efficient watching, due to the traits which it inherited from the parents. This dog should be socialized, and they share a good rapport with the children. They don’t show much aggressiveness, but there is some amount of stubbornness in them.
Walking is necessary for them since they have an active nature. They require sufficient play time. There should be no over exercise since it can cause heart trouble for them. They possess a habit of digging fences, just like the German shepherd. With an adequate number of toys, they will do well in the apartment. It will keep them busy in a big way.
The need for the grooming is low since they shed less. For removal of extra hair, weekly brushing is the key. On a weekly basis, whipping of eyes and ears with moist cotton buds are required. Cleaning of nails and brushing of teeth is done to maintain proper hygiene.
It is accessible to basic training, due to its inherent intelligence. But to tackle the strong-willed nature tactfully, it requires a firm master.
With a nutritious homemade diet, high-quality dry dog food is the need. Checking of nutrition is necessary to check obesity.