Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Shug

German Shepherd / Pug Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The front right side of a tan with black Shug is standing across grass, it is looking to the left, its mouth is open and its tongue is out and its tail is curld in a ring over its back. Its ears are sticking out to the sides of its head.

"This is my German Shepherd / Pug hybrid Finnian. He is 37 pounds at 7 months old in this picture. He has the best qualities from both breeds: lots of energy and incredibly smart. The only complaint we have is that he barks at everything. He's great with big and small dogs, kids and our cats (especially our 14-week-old kitten). He loves to cuddle and hang out on the couch, and is incredibly loyal so we can go outside and play fetch without worrying he'll run off. We get tons of compliments on how sweet he is—he loves to give and get kisses!"

Description

The Shug is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the German Shepherd 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.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Top down view of a tan with black Shug dog that is laying across a carpet surface and in front of it is a pile of chewed up paper. The Shug is looking up. One of its ears is up and the other is flopped over.

Finnian the German Shepherd / Pug mix breed (Shug) at 7 months old gets into a bit of mischief.

A tan with black Shug is laying across a red couch with his cat friend. They both are looking forward. The dog's bottom row of teeth are showing because of an underbite.

Finnian the German Shepherd / Pug mix breed (Shug) at 7 months old with his cat friend

A tan with black Shug dog is jumped up on the person taking the picture. There is a cat laying on a blue lawn chair on a wooden porch in the background. One of the dog's ears is up and the other is flopped over to the side. The dog's bottom teeth are showing just a little bit making it look like a cartoon face.

Finnian the German Shepherd / Pug mix breed (Shug) at 7 months old

A tan with black Shug dog is laying on a red dog bed looking down at a white cat that is in front of it. The cat looks happy and relaxed and is rubbing on the dog's head.

Finnian the German Shepherd / Pug mix breed (Shug) at 7 months old with his white kitty friend