The Pug Husky Mix, is a hybrid mix breed dog created by breeding the Pug and the Siberian Husky. As interesting it may sound to cross the two different breeds in terms of their make-up size and characteristics, this does make for a unique dog. This dog’s coat can go either way. It can either be long and fine like the Pug, or thick and long like the Husky. It is always hard to tell what a mixed breed dog will be like, but if you continue reading below we will dive into this hybrid deeper. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Pug Husky Mix.
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As mentioned above, all hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so. A lot of times the breeding of two dogs such as these is just done to make something very unique and to make a quick buck, completely regardless of what the offspring might be like or have to endure. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills and those who breed dogs for money. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.
The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia, Russia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family and was originally bred to pull sleds over long distances rather quickly. They are known to be escape artists that will dig themselves out of the strongest fence. Being that they were bred to pull things you can imagine that they aren’t the easiest dogs to walk.
The Pug - Pre-16th century: Much like today, in ancient times it was good to be a pug. Pugs were bred solely for the purpose of being companions for Chinese royalty. The pet Pugs were highly valued by Chinese Emperors, and the royal dogs were kept in luxury and guarded by soldiers. From China they continued to spread throughout Tibet, Buddhist monks kept Pugs as pets in their monasteries. This history would explain it’s affectionate devotion to its owners. It seems to be agreed that the early history of the Pug descended from dogs imported to Europe from China in the 16th century. Similar dogs were popular in the Imperial court during the Song Dynasty.
16th and 17th centuries: It is reported that a Pug named Pompey saved the life of the Prince of Orange by alerting him to the approach of assassins at the House of Orange in 1572. In 1688, when William III and Mary II left the Netherlands to become the Royalty of England a Pug travelled with them. During this period, the Pug may have been bred with the old type King Charles spaniel, giving the modern King Charles Spaniel its Pug characteristics. The popularity of the Pug eventually spread throughout other European countries as well. Pugs were painted by Goya in Spain, and in Italy they rode up front on private carriages.
18th century to present day: The English painter William Hogarth was the devoted owner of a series of Pugs. His 1745 self-portrait, which is now in London's Tate Gallery, includes his Pug, Trump. The Pug was also well known in Italy. In 1789, a Mrs. Piozzi wrote in her journal, "The little Pug dog or Dutch mastiff has quitted London for Padua, I perceive. Every carriage I meet here has a Pug in it." The popularity of the Pug continued to spread in France during the eighteenth century. Before her marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte, Joséphine had her Pug Fortune carry concealed messages to her family while she was confined at Les Carmes prison, it having alone been given visiting rights.
Queen Victoria, in England, had many Pugs, which she bred herself. Her involvement with dogs in general helped to establish the Kennel Club, which was formed in 1873. She favoured apricot and fawn colours, hence the dominant colors today. In paintings and engravings of the 18th and 19th centuries, Pugs usually appear with longer legs and noses than today, and sometimes with cropped ears. The modern Pug's appearance probably changed after 1860 when a new wave of Pugs were imported directly from China. These Pugs had shorter legs and the modern-style Pug nose. The British aristocrat Lady Brassey is credited with making black Pugs fashionable after she brought some back from China in 1886. The ears had to be cropped manually, and ear cropping was made illegal in 1895.
Height: 10 - 12 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 14 - 18 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Height: 20 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 60 lb.
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Trying to predict the personality traits of hybrid dog isn’t always that easy to do. Sometimes the mix takes more from one of the parent breeds than the other. However, the Hug dogs are known for their cheerfulness, intelligence, and loyalty. Inheriting the pug-like friendliness, these dogs are highly affectionate to their family members.They also display friendliness towards kids as well as other pets. The best thing you can do for any puppy or young dog is to socialize it as well as possible. This can’t be stressed enough as socialization is extremely important. This is an alert, curious, and very intelligent, lively, fun-loving dog. They can become depressed if they don't get the right amount of attention as they really like to be a part of the family.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
Do not purchase a puppy from a breeder who cannot provide you with written documentation that the parents were cleared of health problems that affect the breed. A careful breeder and one who truly cares about the breed itself, screens their breeding dogs for genetic disease and breed only the healthiest and best-looking specimens. One of the most common health problems with dogs is obesity. Keeping this under control is your responsibility.
Like I have stated a couple of times, this mix is going to have a higher energy level and need to be with someone who isn’t a couch potato and that will want to walk and exercise the dog. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. The Husky can be a great escape artist so if left in the backyard (temporarily of course,) they will be tough to keep in. You will need to make sure the fence is extremely secure and buried a couple of feet in the ground. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible. Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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