The Pugshire is a dog that has been crossed between the tiny Pug dog and the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie). These are small dogs with cute characteristics. They have a small face, floppy ears, and roundish dark to hazel eyes, with the nose and the muzzle tip being black. Known for their loving and dedicated nature, they make great companion dogs for any family.
|Also known as||Pugshire Terrier, Pug Yorkshire Terrier Mix|
|Coat||Medium, fine, glossy|
|Colors||Tan, black, blue, silver|
|Type||Companion dog, Watchdog|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbreed|
|Life Span/Expectancy||12 to 16 years|
|Height (size)||Small; 12-15 inches|
|Weight||5-20 pounds (full grown)|
|Personality Traits||Affectionate, clever, alert, friendly|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with Pets||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DBR, IDCR, ACHC, DDKC, DRA|
These social dogs, enjoying the company and attention of human beings, loving to get cuddled, also licking a lot in order to display their affection. They have a deep bond of attachment with their owners, following them from room to room, longing for them to return home.
This energetic breed is a great playmate for children, though parental supervision is needed when small kids interact with the dogs to ensure that they do not end up hurting their four-legged friend.
Just like the Pug, they too might get jealous when the owner gives special attention to another animal ( canine or noncanine) in the family or probably a child.
Despite their high energy levels and playful disposition, they enjoy taking naps for a long time.
These dogs are clever and would spend their intelligence to think over a given situation, and might even display obstinate behavior at times.
Combined with its alert and attentive nature, its occasional bouts of yappiness may be a great alarm to warn the presence of a stranger, thus making them a good watchdog.
Because of the inherent stubbornness in the Pugshire just as their parents, a patient and firm trainer is needed who would be able to groom them in a tactful way through positive reinforcement methods, rather than being harsh.
Obedience: Generalize your training to varying conditions. If you train your dog to learn the ‘sit’ command, begin it in your quiet bedroom, then gradually increase distractions like turning on your music system one day, and on another day, ask someone else to sit in the room. Continue with these variations until he learns to obey your commands consistently in all environments.
Once he gets acquainted with commands like “sit and “lie” use them as a measure to keep his jealousy in control, while you are attending to your child or another pet. If he is still adamant to get your attention, ignore him until he gets calmed and pacified after which you may pat or cuddle him. In this way he will gradually realize that to get your attention and love he would need to behave well.
Socialization: To help them overcome their feelings of jealousy, get the other dog or pet in your family to interact or socialize with the Pugshire and pay equal attention to both or all of them alternately so that neither of them feels left out.
Normal routine diet, recommended for small size energetic breeds.
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