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Chihuahua / Pug Hybrid Dogs

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Scooby the Pughuahua aka Chug (Pug / Chihuahua mix) at 2 years old—Scooby's body is shaped more like the Chihuahua with the forehead of the Pug.

Other Names




The Chug is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Pug. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Chug

Designer Breed Registry = Chug

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Chug

International Designer Canine Registry® = Chugg

Scooby the Pughuahua aka Chug (Pug / Chihuahua mix) at 2 years old


Loki the Chug at 7 years old—"We rescued Loki when he was about 18 years old. He has a very definite Puggish personality. We joke that he has recently mastered the force. He can stare at the floor and food mysteriously leaps off of the counter to the spot he is looking at."


Pepper the Chug sitting on a couch

Pepper the Chug at 1 year old—"Pepper is a complete sweetheart and cuddle bug. She loves to snuggle and is friendly and affectionate. She is great with young kids and is never aggressive towards them. But at the dog park she is independent and prances around like she owns the place. Her fur is soft and doesn't shed much and she does not yap, but she does have jumbled teeth. She is 10 lbs of love and we're so happy to have her in our family."


"Benji the Chug at 3 years old exploring Wales—we got Benji as a 5-month-old rescue. Despite his rough start to life, he never put a ‘paw’ wrong! We remain in awe of the fact that he is the first young dog we have owned who never soiled the house. It really highlights the fact that Chugs are indeed a type of dog that are exceptionally willing to please. Benji is a very sensitive type who loves harmony and peace in the household. He seeks to be with us at every opportunity, but has also benefited tremendously from his companion, Bella (a Chihuahua x Brussels Griffon). He loves to play with other dogs. Despite his small size and short legs, he is very keen to run and explore on walks and bike rides through the countryside."

Benji the Chug sitting on a blacktop hooked to a black leash

Benji the Chug as a 7-month-old puppy

Cletus, the Chug at 2 years old (Pug / Chihuahua hybrid)

"This is our Chug Cletus aka "our bubbie." He is 2 years old in this picture. His father is a fawn Pug and his mom, a cream Chihuahua. He is really playful and loves to sit on the couch with you and watch TV!! We gave him a teddy bear when we first brought him home and he still sleeps with it every night in his crate. Cletus loves the beach. He absolutely loves to run and play (and dig) in the sand. He is the size of a Pug, about 20 lbs. He is really friendly and loves children. We have both cats and dogs in our house and he gets along with everybody. Cletus is really smart—we have taught him some tricks and he loves to perform them for anyone who will watch (and give him a treat, of course!). We are really blessed to have Cletus in our family!!"

Tank, the Chihuahua / Pug hybrid (Chug)

Tank the Chihuahua / Pug mix breed dog (Chug)


LuLu the Chihuahua, Pug mix (Chug) at about 3 years old

LuLu the Chihuahua / Pug mix (Chug) at about 3 years old


Lucy the Chihuahua / Pug mix-Chug

Lucy the Chihuahua / Pug mix (Chug)


Ruby, the Chug at 12 weeks old (Chihuahua / Pug mix)

Ruby the Chug at 12 weeks old (Chihuahua / Pug mix)


Mugzie, the Chug at 1 year old.  His mother was a black Pug and his father was a black and white Long Haired Chihuahua.

Mugzie the Chug at 1 year old—"His mother was a black Pug and his father was a black and white longhaired Chihuahua."


2 year old Chug (Chihuahua / Pug Hybrid). "Very outgoing, gregarious and eager to please. Sometimes too smart."

2-year-old Chug (Chihuahua / Pug hybrid)—"Very outgoing, gregarious and eager to please. Sometimes too smart."