Country of Origin: The Frenchie Pug, or Frug, is a “designer breed” made up of the French Bulldog and the Pug, created in the United States that has gained popularity in the last decade. The Frenchie Pug is not a pure breed and is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, however, it is expected to be bred from a pure bred Pug and a pure bred French Bulldog. The Frenchie Pug is however, recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry. Due to the fact that the Frenchie Pug is a mixed breed, there is no specific breed history explaining the origin or purpose of the breed's creation.
Size: The Frenchie Pug will typically reach heights of 10-14 inches and an average weight of 13-28 pounds.
Coat: The Frenchie Pug's coat is very short and close to the body. The texture of the coat may vary from coarse and hard to soft and glossy. The coat of the Frenchie Pug may vary and can come in colors such as fawn, white, black, brindle, silver and apricot. It is possible for the Frenchie Pug's coat to appear in bi or tri-colors. Meaning a coat of black and white or even fawn, black and white.
Character: The Frenchie Pug is a sweet and loving little breed that always prefers to be close to their humans. The Frenchie Pug's family is the most important thing to them and they will always be eager to please. The Frenchie Pug is very good with children making them an ideal family pet. They are quite calm and are not prone to being problem barkers. The Frenchie Pug's sense of humor is unmatched, as they are always happy to clown around for the entertainment of their owners.
Temperament: The Frenchie Pug is a mix of the French Bulldog and the Pug. A mixed breed dog can have a combination of any of the temperament and characteristics of any breed involved. It is recommended that you thoroughly research all breeds involved in your mixed breed puppy to ensure that you are amenable and prepared for any of the possibilities.
Care: The Frenchie Pug requires very little attention to grooming. The short, fine hair of the Frenchie Pug requires only a weekly brushing to remove dead hair and a wipe down with a wet cloth is enough to keep them clean. However, the occasional bath is still required. The Frenchie Pug's wrinkles will need some attention daily. It is necessary to wipe down the Frenchie Pug's face as well as to keep the wrinkle folds dry to avoid infection.
Training: The Frenchie Pug, being a cheerful and eager to please pup, is typically easy to train. As with any breed, a firm and consistent pack leader is necessary to prevent little dog syndrome. It is best to train your dog from a young age to enter a room or walk on a leash behind any human in the household. This establishes the dog's place within the pack.
Activity: The Frenchie Pug is ideal for the apartment dweller, as this little guy is quite calm and requires little exercise. A leisurely walk daily will meet the Frenchie Pug's exercise needs. Be sure to keep the weather in mind when taking your Frenchie Pug outside. The Frenchie Pug can be susceptible to cold or even heat exhaustion if not properly prepared for the outside conditions.
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