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Pug / Yorkie Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up front view - A shaggy looking black Pugshire dog is laying on a carpeted floor looking up with its head tilted to the left.

Penny the black Pugshire (Pug / Yorkie mix breed) at 9 months old—"Penny. My adorable Pugshire. She has the best personality traits of a Pug and of a Yorkshire Terrier. Her mum is a beautiful black Pug called Dolly & her dad is a very handsome Yorkshire Terrier called Charlie. Penny is playful and loving, Naughty but nice, she knows just how to tilt her head and give me the most beautiful puppy dog eyes to get anything she wants! She makes the strangest of noises when telling you what she wants, it's almost like she is talking to you, in fact Im sure she is. She is everything I dreamt about in a dog, she is, My Penny."

Other Names
  • Pugshire Terrier
  • Yorkie Pug
  • Yorkiepug

The Pugshire is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pug and the Yorkshire Terrier. 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 = Pugshire
  • Designer Breed Registry = Pugshire Terrier
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Pugshire Terrier
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Pugshire
Close up - A tan Pugshire is sitting on a blue rug and it is looking up. Its mouth is open and it looks like it is smiling.

"Here is my Pug / Yorkshire Terrier (Pugshire) at 4 years old. Bruno passed recently but he was an amazing dog. He was low maintenance and only shed a small amount. He would get about 3-6 walks a week. He liked to dig in the trash cans so we had to keep them up! He was a great cuddler, played with other dogs well, he stuck around the house when he was let outside, loved children, other dogs and all people. I feel that Bruno was an outstanding dog and very well balanced. He could go from sleeping/lounging to up and playing/running around. He loved the snow, and water on hot days. He was truly an amazing dog with a one-of-a-kind personality and will be greatly missed."

A tan with black Pugshire puppy is standing up against a couch in front of a person that is sitting on the couch.

"This is Cash, my Pugshire puppy at 3 months old. He is a really smart, playful dog. The trick I think to these dogs is routine, consistency and time spent. He loves to play and go for walks. He is also very loyal; on a trip to the bush for a week at 4 months old he never took off for longer than 20 minutes or so, and always came back to see where we were. I do watch the Dog Whisperer and everything I have watched works, kennel training, potty training, eating habits, and dominance. He responds best to positive reinforcement; treats are not always needed—he just wants you to be happy with him. Everything I have tried from Cesar works in about a week of consistency and training. He was pretty much 90% housetrained by 3 months old and can do lots of tricks, walks well on a leash and listens to commands. I found with this playful, intelligent dog it is very important to get your dominancy asserted right away, ’cause he likes to challenge things, he needs to know who's boss. They're very cute like a baby, but remember they think like dogs."

Topdown view of a tan Pugshire puppy that is sitting on a hardwood floor and it is looking up.

"This is Cash, my Pugshire puppy at 11 weeks old."

Topdown view of a tan Pugshire is laying on a white tiled floor and it is looking up.

Petunia the Pugshire at 7 months old

A playful tan Pugshire is standing in grass and it is play bowing with a red tennis ball in its front paws.

Hitch the Pug / Yorkshire terrier mix breed dog (Pugshire)—his owner says, "We call him Yug, but you all call them Pugshires. He is our dog and he is 10 months and just a pure angel! But he does have the Yorkie personality which wants to investigate everything! Always into something."

Close up - A shaggy looking tan Pugshire is standing on a carpet and it is looking forward. Its head is tilted to the left. It has a monkey looking face.

Hitch the Pug / Yorkshire terrier mix breed (Pugshire) at 10 months old

A shaggy tan with black Pugshire puppy is sitting on a sidewalk and it is looking forward.

Bandit the Pugshire puppy at 5 ½ months old—"His mom is a larger Yorkie and his dad was a Pug. He has grown to the size of a Pug with the looks of the Yorkie (and the temperament of a Yorkie!). The other pups from the litter look completely different. They look more like a Pug but the size of a Yorkie."

Close up - A tan Pugshire is standing on grass and there is a large body of water behind it. It is looking to the right. It has a monkey looking face with big black lips.

Poki the Pugshire at 2 years old— "Her mother was a Yorkshire Terrier and her father a fawn-coloured Pug. She is the smartest, sweetest and most energetic dog I know and we love her to death."

Two small breed wiry looking, tan with black dogs with small fold over ears laying down curled up on a tan chair.

Jemma and Juicy the Pugshires at 1 year old—"This is Jemma and Juicy. They are pugshire sisters. Today is their 1 year Birthday. They are energetic and very clingy, lol! They follow me wherever I go. And they are usually side by side. They are tiresome but amazing!"

Two small tan with black puppies laying down on a tan carpet. One dog is sleeping and the other has its head on the back of the sleeping dog and is looking up at the camera.

Jemma and Juicy the Pugshires as puppies

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