The Pugland is a small-sized designer breed, developed by crossing the Pug and the West Highland White Terrier. Inheriting the physical traits of both parents, it may have the Pug-like short-muzzled face, erect ears, and a furry coat just as the Westie. Its cute looks and friendly disposition make it an adorable family pet.
|Other Names||Pugland Terrier|
|Coat||Long, coarse top coat with a soft, fluffy undercoat|
|Color||Any solid color particularly black or white with fawn tiger stripes|
|Group||Companion, Terrier, Guard dog|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Size and Height||Small; Unknown|
|Weight||12 to 20 pounds|
|Temperament||Friendly, Affectionate, Loving|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Climate Compatibility||Good in all climates|
|Competitive Registration Qualification/ Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
While ACHC and IDCR accept the name Pugland, Pugland Terrier is acknowledged by DBR and DDKC.
Puglands are great family dogs, loving to be in the care and comfort of their families. It may also inherit the stubborn and strong-willed nature of both its parents, being difficult to manage at times.
They have a barking instinct as sharp as that of the Westie, letting out a bark at anything and everything, a trait that makes them perfect guard dogs.
These dogs mingle well with children but like their parents might detest it when mishandled.
Though they have a good rapport with other canines, keeping their terrier-like chasing instinct in mind, this breed should be kept away rodent type pets, to keep their prey drive under check.
Its obstinate nature might come in the way of training it in a hassle-free manner, thus requiring a lot of patience on the owner’s part.
Owing to its chasing instincts, leash training your pet is highly essential. Begin by making it getting used to wearing a collar and leash, especially during playtime followed by treats and praises. Once he gets accustomed to wearing it, encourage it towards you probably by showing the Pugland its favorite toy or a treat. After he has practiced it indoors, start taking it out with the leash on, first for a short distance and then gradually going up to longer stretches.
Teach your Pugland puppies a host of commands like “sit,”” come” and “go “so that it learns to follow you and sheds off its stubborn nature. If you desire to acquaint your puppy with the command “sit,” bent down to his level, hold a treat right in front of his nose, while his head goes up his hip would gradually come down. Once seated, give him the treat and repeat the action several times. Slowly, utter the word “sit” as you do this activity, to let it relate the two actions.
Apart from giving it dry dog food in an adequate measurement, fill its diet with food containing proper nutrients. However, make sure to keep a check on its diet so that it does not get obese.