Miniature pugs, also known as toy pugs, mini pugs, or micro-mini pugs are small-sized pugs that result from a cross between a Chihuahua and a Pug and hence address as a Chug (Chihuahua + Pug). This crossbreeding results in a dog that resembles a Pug but with a slightly longer snout.
Given below is a description of how these crossbreeds look like and what are their health concerns and other related details.
With due diligence and proper research, you can expect to get a mini pug between $300 to $4,000, depending on various quality factors and where you buy as the price differs in locations.
Similar to Pugs, these are compact, muscular dogs with square features and are signified by a little flat face and deep facial folds. These can have various color coats. They have a wrinkled face with a black, snub-nosed snout. They have a small stature, and a full-grown mini pug weighs between 3 to 10 pounds.
Are these rare?
Breeders continue to breed these due to their demand as these small-sized pugs are quite popular among pet owners.
Exercise and Grooming
They do not have much exercise requirements as these are lazy dogs who would only need a short daily walk. They would keep playing at home while keeping you busy with their antics.
They need frequent cleaning to prevent the accumulation of dirt in their wrinkles. If you brush their coat daily, it might help them shed less, which would keep the skin sleek and clean.
They are more prone to health ailments than the standard sized Pugs due to their small size. These mini Pug dogs are at risk for health issues that affect the parent breeds like any other mixed breeds. The Pug and the Chihuahua share the same health problems that put the mini Pug at an even higher risk for certain conditions.
Some of the physical features that people find so appealing are causing them most of their problems. To state some, hypoglycemia, knee, hip problems, brain defects, kidney problems, heart ailments, brittle bones, skin disorders, are some of the common issues of this breed.
These miniature pugs dogs are quite fragile and vulnerable as they can easily be crushed by a heavy object. Despite their health issues, they never let you get bored and make your life fun and exciting.