The Daug is a medium-sized designer breed developed by mixing the Pug and Dachshund. Characterized by a big, round head, wrinkled face, dark eyes, Pug-like curly or a straight, curved tail and a slim to muscular built, the Daug is affectionate and friendly, qualifying to be a good house pet.
|Coat||Smooth or wiry shorthaired coat, or even longer ones|
|Color||Brown, black, tan, silver, fawn|
|Lifespan/ Life Expectancy||12-15 years|
|Height (Size)||Approximately 11 inches; Medium|
|Behavioral Characteristics/ Personality||Intelligent, loyal, devoted, friendly, affectionate|
|Good with children||Yes|
|Shedding (Does it shed)||Low to Moderate|
|Competitive Registration Qualification/Information||DRA, DDKC, DBR, ACHC, IDCR|
Besides being friendly and laid back, the Daug is extremely devoted to its owners, which makes it a great family dog.
Most of them are deeply attached to their master and would be content in staying in their laps just like the Pug. The Dachshund Pug mix always craves for a company and would resort to destructive activities when left alone for prolonged periods.
They are extremely cautious and wary when strangers are around the domain of their home, while a few might even be aggressive enough the moment they spot an unknown face like the Dachshund, a trait that makes them excel as good watchdogs. However, once they get to understand that the unfamiliar person is of no harm to their family, the Daug would display friendliness towards them.
They are frequent barkers, a trait inherited from its Dachshund parent and may be quite vocal about the intrusion of an unknown person into its territory. They get along well with children also sharing a comfortable rapport with other dogs and non-canine pets, provided they have been brought up or socialized to interact with them. However, they might display a territorial nature and even an urge to chase smaller pets, thus needing supervision during their interaction.
Though they are intelligent and eager-to-please their masters, the Daug might be stubborn and obstinate at times, thus needing a firm hand to deal with it tactfully.
Feed you Dachshund Pug mix a good quality dog food in combination with nutritious homemade diet to keep it healthy.