Boston Terrier Pug Mix: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

When you are looking to get a dog, the wide range of breeds available can be overwhelming. One of the best breeds for new dog owners is the Boston Terrier Pug Mix. This is actually a cross between the Boston Terrier and the Pug, and it is commonly referred to as the “Bugg”. These are small, beautiful dogs that have a very sociable personality. They are naturally friendly with children and active seniors alike, making it the perfect companion animal. On this end, perhaps this is a good time to explore some of the characteristics of this dog. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about the Boston Terrier Pug Mix.

1. They require very low maintenance

The Boston Terrier Pug mix requires very little effort to groom. All you really need to do is give him a bath every once in a while (ideally twice a month) and brush him a few times a week. This eliminates the need to take the dog to a groomer, as the coat does not need a lot of attention. It is shiny and tends to repeal dirt and most water. His nails do not break off naturally, so you should clip them regularly. Clean his ears frequently and check out for any signs of infection on his eyes every now and then.

2. They have a very long lifespan

If you are looking to adopt a Boston Terrier Pug mix, be prepared to take care of it for a long time. They have a life expectancy of thirteen years, and some have been reported to live even longer than that. Those who are looking for an animal that will stay by their side for a long time will find the dog perfect.

3. They love exercise

These dogs are highly energetic, but their exercise needs can be met quickly. They tend to play in quick bursts, and then rest throughout the day. This means that they’ll probably be satisfied by a short play session or a quick walk around the block. This can come in handy for those who are often busy or can’t get around to walking the dog several times a day. During your walks, use a shorter leash to gain more control of your dog and be able to correct his behavior more easily.

4. They have a voracious appetite!

Despite their small size, Buggs have a very healthy appetite. They love to eat and will gobble up anything they get. As such, they are very prone to obesity so owners are advised to limit their intake to 0.75-1.5 cups of dry dog food a day. Their average weight is usually between 15 and 25 pounds.

5. They need human interaction when young

The Boston Terrier Pug Mix puppies can be very adorable. However, it is important to socialize them with humans and other animals during this stage to avoid undesirable behavioral problems later on. While they are highly intelligent and easy to train, some can inherit a certain stubborn streak from the Boston Terrier side that requires consistent training. Regardless of this, they are very responsive to reward-based training techniques conducted with a firm, but loving hand.

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