What you will see now is a designer breed created from a cross between a French bulldog with a pug, do you want to know more about it? Let’s take a look at its characteristics and more.
Price: $1200 to $ 2500 dollars, depending on the country, in this case, we are talking about the US
Features and Appearance
Before we start talking about this mixed breed, here are some pictures of the end result
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Most of them come with a well pronounced round head, broad shoulders, medium muzzle, deep black almond-shaped eyes, and a curly tail that curls tightly over their hips. The Bull Pug is even known as the Miniature Bulldog, not to be confused with the toy that was bred to shrink the Bulldog.
As with any mixed breed, it can be tricky knowing exactly what your pup will look like as It grows up.
However, one of the best places to look for clues is parent breeds.
French Bulldogs are small but distinctive. Their large, bat-like ears certainly help their little bodies stand out from the crowd.
They usually weigh less than 28 pounds and are between 11 and 13 inches tall.
Their life expectancy is usually around 10-12 years.
They belong to the non-sporting group and are a popular breed in the US, occupying six of the 192 breeds listed.
French Bulldogs have a short coat that requires minimal grooming.
The nails of a French Bulldog require a regular trim.
They come in a wide range of colors, including brindle, white, cream, and fawn. Combinations of these colors are also accepted.
The temperament of the Bull pug
Reliable and affectionate, playful, and fun-loving, like Its parents, the Pug mixed with french or English Bulldog is a great family pet, loving to be in the company of Its loved ones and close ones. However, they are not sticky and can even go a considerable amount of time without your attention. They are perfect sofa companions just like their parents due to their laid-back nature.
With a friendly demeanor, they are a perfect pet for households with young children, happily mixing with the little ones. They would also get along well with other canines, especially when raised together, although the company of strange dogs could make them wary and shy. They can be extremely friendly to any unfamiliar person like their Pug parent, or a little cautious at first and then friendly or ignorant like the Bulldog.
Caring for you Bull Pug
The Bull Pug breed is predisposed to some of the same conditions that the Bulldog and Pug also face. While most are generally healthy, some may be prone to some health problems, so good care and regular vet check-ups are important.
Some of the more common health problems pugabulls suffer from include:
- Respiratory problems
- Joint problems
- Demodectic many
- Hip dysplasia
- Pug dog encephalitis
Due to Its calm and laid-back nature, Its exercise needs are not too high – a 30-minute daily walk is sufficient, along with ample playtime. When It’s indoors, you can divert Its attention and keep It busy by giving It a toy or a puzzle to solve.
Feed your Bull Pug good quality dry dog food. You can also simultaneously include a homemade diet that can have cooked vegetables like asparagus, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes, as well as fruits like apples, bananas, cantaloupe, and mangoes. However, be sure to remove the pit and seeds. Proteins like meat and cheese can also be added. However, all of these should be administered in moderation and not before consulting your vet.
Being an average hair shedder, they should be brushed on a daily basis or once every other day to remove dead or loose hair. You should also trim your dog’s nails when they grow up and clean Its eyes and ears to keep infections at bay. Routinely brushing Its teeth would help control plaque build-up.