The Hug Dog is a breed developed by crossing the Siberian Husky with the Pug. As interesting it may sound to cross the two different breeds in terms of their contrasting size and characteristics, their crosses too are no less wonderful. This breed can either inherit the long and fine coat of the Pug, or the thick, long coat of the Siberian Husky.
Those that have taken the side of the pug can be smaller in contrast to those that have taken the husky’s side. Their appearance is also not predictable. They have a squashed face, but either a curly or a straight tail, a flat/hanging or pointy ears, and a dark mask. The Husky Pug mix has been used for guarding, searching and rescue purposes.
|Also known as||Pug Siberian Husky Mix|
|Coat||Long, short, straight, smooth|
|Colors||Black, gray, red, silver, and white|
|Type||Companion dog, Watchdog, Working dog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 15 years|
|Height (size)||Medium; Depends upon size|
|Weight||30-60 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Loving, intelligent, alert, loyal, friendly, energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Shedding||Average to heavy|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA|
The Hug dogs are known for their cheerfulness, intelligence, and loyalty. Inheriting the pug-like friendliness, these dogs are highly affectionate to their family members.They also display friendliness towards kids as well as other pets.
Many Hugs can be lazy couch potatoes, sitting in its bed, dozing or sleeping. Some hug dogs might also not feel very comfortable living in small living spaces, a trait inherited from their Husky parents, especially if it is on the bigger side.
They may even display single-mindedness or willful behavior. Being an extremely alert breed, they make good watch dogs.
You need to make your Hug puppy learn to be obedient from the prime of its life. Leash the dog and make it sit next to you while waving your palm flat very close to its muzzle, and say ‘Stay’. Next, come in front of your pet and stand for a few seconds, and then get back to your seat. Don’t forget rewarding it with treats for not breaking your command.
To get rid of your dog’s lazy behavior, try tempting him with exciting goodies (like their favorite toys or a special treat) along with fun games like hide-and-seek or anything else that holds it back from dozing in a corner of the room.
You should keep socializing your Hug dog throughout its life, for which, you must make plans to help it continue meeting new people and new dogs. Ask your friends and neighbors, especially those who own dogs, to visit your house from time to time with their pets.
Highly nutritious dog foods are recommended for this energetic breed. But the diet schedules must be set keeping in mind our dog’s size.