Are you thinking about bringing a Boston Terrier Pug puppy into your life?
Welcome to our complete guide to the Boston Pug Mix!
The Boston Terrier Pug Mix is the result of the Boston Terrier Cross Pug.
This intersection is affectionately known as the Bugg.
A Bugg wants to combine the characteristics of the friendly, bright, and amusing Boston Terrier with the charming, mischievous, and affectionate Pug.
Unfortunately, both races are structurally unhealthy.
The Bugg mix is also a first-generation mix, and there is controversy surrounding so-called designer dogs.
Before we take a closer look at the Boston Terrier-Pug mix, let’s dig into the specifics of this discussed topic.
Purebreds versus mixed breed dogs
Mixed breed dogs like the Boston Terrier and the Pug Mix are the offspring of two different purebred breeds.
Purebred followers believe that there are many benefits to keeping dog breeds pure.
They argue that since the dog’s origins are known, puppies are predictable about the size, temperament, and health issues.
This allows breeders to know what tests dogs are doing before breeding to reduce the risk of inherited diseases.
This information is not available for dogs of mixed heritage.
However, even purebred proponents admit that the smaller the gene pool, the greater the risk of health problems.
Mixed breed dog lovers say that crossing two different breeds reduces the risk of inheriting disease or other inbreeding-related weaknesses.
If you want to learn more about the debate between purebred and mixed races, read this “article”.
The scientific debate continues
Even when we turn to the experts, there are conflicting reports.
Studies like this suggest that purebred dogs are more prone to some diseases and mixed breeds to others.
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While we do not take sides in the debate between purebred and mixed breeds, the main entry point is that all breeders must put the dog’s welfare first.
What is a bugg dog?
Like many mixed breed dogs, the exact origin of the Bugg dog breed is unknown.
It’s likely that the Boston and Pug mix began in the US sometime in the 1980s.
The look of a hybrid breed is never completely predictable.
You are seeing pictures of Pug Boston Terrier mixed puppies that are more similar to the Boston Terrier.
Other Bugg dog images are very similar to the pug.
To get a better understanding of what to expect from a Pug and Boston Terrier puppy, let’s take a look at the history of each of these breeds.
Origins of the Boston Terrier
Bloodsports were popular in the 19th century.
This resulted in terriers being crossed with bull breeds to create dogs that would be good fighters.
A bulldog was crossed with a white English terrier in Liverpool in the late 1860s.
The result was a muscular dog named Richter.
An American bought Richter and brought him to Boston.
Richter then became the common ancestor of almost all Boston Terriers.
He was reportedly strong and had a square head.
He weighed about 32 pounds and was a dark brindle with a white streak on his face.
Over the next several decades, selective breeding transformed this muscular fighter into a smaller, more engaging companion dog, originally referred to as a round head.
Their name was changed to Boston Terriers in honor of the city where they were developed.
Origins of the pug
The history of the pug goes back approximately 2,000 years to ancient China.
They were bred as pampered pets by emperors who preferred clad toy dogs.
It was not until the 16th century that Dutch traders brought the breed to Europe.
According to legend, a pug saved the Dutch Prince of Orange by barking to warn him of an attack by Spanish troops.
When William and Mary of Orange became England’s monarchy in 1688, they brought their beloved pugs with them.
Over the past hundred years, extreme facial shortening achieved through selective breeding has dramatically changed their appearance and created health problems for the breed.
Size, height, and weight of a Boston Terrier Pug mix
A Boston Terrier typically weighs between 12 and 25 pounds and is between 15 and 17 inches tall.
A pug is slightly smaller, typically 14 to 18 pounds and 10 to 13 inches tall.
Bugg puppies can follow either parent, which means they can be 10 to 17 inches tall and weigh up to 25 pounds.
What do Boston Terrier Cross Pug puppies look like?
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Boston Terrier is brindle, thick or black, and evenly marked with white.
Smoothly coated, short-headed, and compactly built with an intelligent expression describes the overall picture of Boston.
The pug is square and stocky with a large, round head and showy dark eyes.
The colors of the pug are fawn or black.
Is your heart set to a certain color, like a brindle Boston Terrier pug mix?
Check out the parents for an idea if they have brindle Bugg puppies.
Boston Terrier Pug Temperament and Behavior
One of the best things about getting a Boston Terrier Pug to mix – along with all of the adorable Pug Boston Terrier mix pictures to show off to your friends – is their temperament.
Both the Boston Terrier and the Pug are very loving, balanced, and friendly.
Because of the similarity in their temperament, you can be sure that you are getting a wonderful companion who is playful and likes to cuddle a lot.
When it comes to sports, Boston Terriers can vary from dog to dog.
Some are very active while others only require a brisk daily walk.
Pugs are happy to be couch potatoes.
Combined with a propensity to overeat, this can lead to obesity in the breed and moderate daily exercise is essential.
Bug Boston Terrier Pug Mix grooming and general grooming
Both the Boston and the Pug have short, shiny coats that require minimal maintenance.
The Bugg breed needs weekly brushing to remove loose hair.
As with all breeds, you need to have your nails trimmed regularly.
Pug Boston Terrier Mix Health Problems
Being a mixed breed does not eliminate the chance that the Bugg dog will inherit health problems that the parent breeds are prone to.
Both the Boston Terrier and the Pug are brachycephalic breeds.
Because of their flat muzzle and deep wrinkles on their faces, they are prone to severe breathing problems.
The dark, protruding eyes of brachycephalic breeds are very appealing, but they also make them prone to eye diseases.
Boston Terriers are prone to cataracts, glaucoma, and corneal ulcers
The shortened noses of these breeds may be cute, but it affects their quality of life.
Your mix is very likely to have a flat face too.
Boston Terrier Pug Life Expectancy
Buggs have a lifespan of 10 to 13 years.
Boston Terrier Pug training requirements
As with any breed of dog, early socialization and positive training methods are essential.
Both the Boston Terrier and the Pug loves to please, which makes them fairly easy to train.
They are also very sensitive breeds whose feelings are easily hurt.
Praise should always follow gentle corrections.
Treats are also a great incentive.
Ideal home for a Boston Terrier Pug mix
Due to their small size and moderate training requirements, the Boston Terrier Pug mix is very adaptable to city and apartment life.
Playful and affectionate, they love to be close to their owners and are happiest when people are around.
They can be a bit stubborn and even territorial.
You can also have trouble sharing when there are other pets in the apartment.
Is the Boston Terrier Pug a Good Family Dog?
The Boston Terrier Pug Mix is a fantastic family companion.
Buggs are great for kids and enjoy spending time playing.
The Boston Terrier Pug mix is happiest when they receive lots of attention and are treated like family.
How to Pick a Boston Terrier Pug Puppy
Pick a breeder who will allow you to visit the kennel facilities to see the conditions in which they were bred.
Sibling and parent observation is important in determining overall health and wellbeing.
Ask about the papers that support health tests.
Knowing the health history of the parents of a Boston Terrier Cross Pug puppy is important for brachycephalics who are faced with a number of serious health issues.
Should I get a bug?
Only you can know for sure if this is the right dog breed for you. However, we cannot recommend a breed that is likely to have serious health problems.
Your quality of life is poor and your vet bills are high.
If you love small dogs and as a mix of dogs, a dog rescue is a great place to look.
Or, you may want to consider the Cockapoo or some other poodle mix.