Clever, affectionate, high spirited… that’s a Bugg for you. This is a mixed breed that’s a cross between a Boston Terrier and a Pug. Buggs inherit some of the best traits of their parents and are less prone to many of the health conditions that afflict the parent breeds. Other names for Buggs include Boston Terrier Pug or Pugin. If you are considering bringing home an adorable Bugg puppy, please read on. The following important breed information will help you decide if this dog would be a good fit for your lifestyle.
In terms of size, the average Bugg is 14-18 inches tall and weighs 10-25 pounds. The life expectancy of a Bugg is 10-15 years.
Buggs are a great choice for people who live in apartments because they are small dogs that don’t have very high exercise needs. However, a Bugg does love to be the center of attention and needs an owner who can give it lots of love and care. This is a playful, fun-loving pooch that will follow you around the home and keep you smiling all day long.
First-time dog parents can consider a Bugg. This is a robust breed that enjoys good health in general and does not have very specific care requirements. Buggs do not tolerate extreme temperatures. They adapt to hot weather slightly better than cold weather. A Bugg can tolerate being alone for some time and is not overly sensitive.
Buggs are very affectionate with family members. Families with kids will find that a Bugg is a great playmate for the kids. However, Buggs may not get along well with other dogs in the home or in public. Buggs do best if they are the only pet in the household. This is a breed that is moderately friendly with strangers.
Prospective owners of a Bugg should know that while this dog does not have high exercise needs, some form of daily exercise is necessary for a Bugg to stay happy and healthy.
The Bugg’s coat does not shed excessively, and these dogs are not heavy droolers. This is a low-maintenance breed in terms of grooming care. Buggs are a good choice for people with pet allergies, but this is not a hypoallergenic breed because the coat does shed somewhat.
It is fairly easy to train a Bugg, but it requires firm and consistent reward-based approaches and patience. Buggs are highly intelligent and learn quickly. However, they can be quite mouthy and very vocal. Training is essential to keep the mouthiness and barking tendency in check as well as help make a Bugg biddable (they have a moderate prey drive).
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