A designer breed developed by crossing the English bulldog with the Pug, the Bull Pug is a medium-sized, well-muscled breed, being a replica of both of its parents. Most of them come with a well-pronounced, round head, broad shoulders, medium muzzle, almond-shaped, deep, black eyes, and a curled tail that is folded tightly over its hip. The Bull Pug is even known as the Miniature Bulldog, which is not to be confused with the toy that was bred for downsizing the Bulldog but is extinct at present.
|Other names||Mini Bulldog, Miniature Bulldog|
|Coat||Short, smooth, sleek and fine|
|Color||White, black, silver, fawn, brindle|
|Average lifespan/ life expectancy||9 to 13 years|
|Size (How big do they get)||Medium|
|Height||12 to 16 inches|
|Weight||20 to 40 pounds|
|Litter size||4 to 6 puppies|
|Behavioral Characteristics||Dependable, loyal, sensitive, affectionate, playful|
|Good with children||Yes|
|Climate Compatibility||Might be sensitive to heat like their parents|
|Do they bark||Low to moderate|
|Shedding (Does it shed)||Moderate to low|
|Competitive Registration Qualification/Information||ACHC, DRA, DDKC, DBR|
Dependable and affectionate, playful and fun-loving, just like its parents, the Pug mixed with English Bulldog is a great family pet, loving to be in the company of its near and dear ones. However, they are not clingy and can even spend a considerable amount of time without your attention. They are perfect couch companions just as their parents because of their relaxed and laidback nature.
Having a gentle demeanor, they are a perfect pet for homes with small children, mingling playfully with the little ones. They would also get along well with other canines mainly when brought up together, though the company of strange dogs could make them wary and shy. They might be extremely friendly to any unknown person like their Pug parent, or a little cautious at first and then amicable or ignorant as the Bulldog.
The English Bulldog Pug mix could be stubborn and strong-willed like its English bulldog and Pug parents, thus needing firm and tactful handling. However, since they are a product of two of the most intelligent breeds, training would not be too much of a problem once you have a grip on them.
Feed your Bull Pug with good quality dry dog food. You can also include a homemade diet simultaneously that can have cooked vegetables such as asparagus, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes as well as fruits like apples, bananas, cantaloupe, and mangoes. However, make sure you remove the pit and seeds. Protein like meat and cheese could also be added. However, all these should be given in moderation and not before you consult your veterinarian.
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