The Frenchie Pug is a designer breed developed by crossing the Pug and French Bulldog. These small-sized dogs have a mixed appearance inheriting the physical attributes of both their parents. Most of them are often seen to develop a pug-like wrinkly face especially on their forehead and the region between their eyes along with a short muzzle and snout. Their ears are mostly straight or upright as the French bulldog. They also take to their Pug parent in displaying a curled up tail. These even-tempered friendly dogs have also gained popularity in events of agility and guarding.
|Coat||Smooth, Medium, Glossy, Silky, Fine|
|Color||Brown, Black, and Tan, Golden, Cream, Black, Silver, Merle, Spotted, White, Speckled|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer|
|Life expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||15 to 30 pounds|
|How big does a Frenchie Pug get (Height)||13 to 15 inches|
|Behavioral Characteristics||Energetic, Lively, Curious, Playful, Loving, and Intelligent|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, ACHC, DBR, DDKC, IDCR|
Though one does not know much about the origin of the French Pug, breeders may have decided to create a cute looking, stylish dogs with good guarding instincts.
The ACHC, DDKC, DBR, and IDCR recognize this breed as the Frenchie Pug while IDCR acknowledges the name Frug.
These dogs are attention seekers, loving to be close to its family members also following them wherever they go, a trait well-inherited from both their parents.
Being easy going in nature, they mingle well with children of all ages, loving to play with them, though adults should supervise because of their small size of these dogs. They are also fine with canine and noncanine pets, but owing to their small stature, they should not be left alone with big dogs.
Having a great sense of humor, the fun loving Frugs are natural charmers, always desiring to entertain and please their owners in every way they can.
The French Bulldog Pug mixes cannot thrive well in too warm or very close temperature.
Inheriting the curiosity of their parents particularly the Pug, they are inquisitive about all that is going on around them.
They get along well with strangers, though the guard dog instinct inherent in their genes can be channelized through proper training.
Obedience: As it has a tendency to get stubborn and willful just like its parents, giving it obedience training since its puppy days is essential.
Watchdog training: As it is intelligent and courageous just like the French bulldog you can train him to be a good watchdog by making him acquainted with different people and experiences so that he can differentiate normal circumstances from suspicious ones.
Tricks: As it always desires to amuse and charm its owners, you can take this opportunity and teach it interesting tricks like say walking backwards. If he is adept at following certain commands, then ask him to come near you, give the command “stay”. Begin walking backwards and keep repeating the command “back”. If he does not move, nudge him back gently using your body and legs. After he has performed the trick give him lots of praises and pats or even a treat.
The Frenchie Pug will need about one and a half to two cups of dry dog food every day. Overfeeding them might make them obese.