It is really hard to maintain a straight face when you find yourself in the company of a Bugg. This little dog, with his large, dopey eyes, and an equally dopey expression to match, will regale you with his comical presence for hours on end. Not surprising then, that the Bugg has become an immensely popular mix even among first-time dog keepers.
The Bugg gets his mischievous charm and impish good looks from his parents, the Boston Terrier and the Pug. As a mix, he inherits his physical characteristics and personality traits from both parents. Here’s a brief on the parent breeds before we move on to meeting the Bugg.
Weight: 10 – 25 lb.
Lifespan: 13 – 15 years
Weight: 14 – 18 lb.
Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
The Bugg is a little bundle of cuteness, and tends to have a mishmash of features, borrowed from the Pug and the Boston Terrier. These include the flat, dark face, the curled tail, and the round, bulging eyes. He will have a short coat, which may come in varied shades of brown or black, and also have different patterns including the tuxedo or brindle. He will have those characteristic big, round eyes typical to both parents. The Bugg’s weight will average between 15 and 20 pounds.► Health
Buggs get a clean bill of health, as long as you’ve sourced them from a responsible breeder. This dog will be prone to eye injuries as a result of his bulging eyes. Also, due to his short snout, the Bugg must be protected from extreme heat and humidity. Keep him indoors at all times, as his compact size and build does not withstand harsh weather conditions.
Where do we even begin? This breed is known for its goofy nature and clownish antics, which provide endless entertainment for the humans at home. This dog may have a stubborn streak―a common feature in both parents. Therefore, take the effort to train and socialize this dog since a young age. This will ensure that he grows up to be a well-behaved, affectionate, and even-tempered dog. Buggs are very playful and love to interact with children. They are also highly intelligent and possess a keen sense of observation―yes, you can teach them various tricks in no time. They can also be a bit territorial and possessive about their favorite people, and will hate it if they are isolated or ignored for long. Remember, the Bugg is a devoted dog who gets attached to his family in no time, and loves to follow you wherever you go. This is not the right breed for those who are out of the house all day long―the Bugg will not appreciate being abandoned, and will let you know in no uncertain terms. You’ll be glad to know that the Bugg is not an enthusiastic barker, which along with his small size makes him a great companion to keep in small apartments.
► Grooming and Exercise
The Bugg has average requirements when it comes to grooming and exercise. Take him on short walks on a daily basis and encourage him to run around. This breed is prone to obesity if his diet is not monitored, so you need to ensure that he gets his fair share of exercise. Brush his coat 2 -3 times a week to keep it shiny and clean, and bathe him once a month. Clip his nails regularly as they won’t break off naturally because he is meant to be a mostly-indoors kind of pet. Clean his ears regularly, and keep a check on his eyes to spot any signs of an infection.