Planning to bring home a mix of the Pug and the Dachshund is a good idea. That’s because this mix dog breed, which is also called a Daug in short, is famous for having a very nice temperament, quite amiable an nature, and can win hearts at all places. The Daug has mixed characteristics. Many of them are inherited from the Pug, and many from the Dachshund.
At a glance
Here are some typical characteristics of the typical Daug, which you would notice at a glance:
- A cute and smart dog by appearance and nature both
- Good as a companion
- Physically strong
- Healthy, shining nice coat
It’s quite interesting to note about the Dachshund Pug mix that even highly allergic people can pet a Daug without having any problem.
All you need to know about the Pug
The Pug is famous for its cute looks and temperament both. Originated in China, the Pug is a toy dog, basically meant to be a companion than for any other purpose. It is also a lap dog, and couches on the lap of the master most of the time. With a short and square muzzle, lots of wrinkles on face, and a big head, the Pug has a flat and square face. Eyes are round large and black, and bulging. The tail is cute, and small, and sticks to the back tightly curled up. There is a trail of dark line running from the head to the back till tail, and in full dark Pugs you won’t notice that.
The Pug is a highly affectionate dog, and is a real companion. It won’t leave you for a moment, and loves to play, have fun, and get lots of attention. Again it returns back the love and attention it is given with extreme love, loyalty, companionship and affection. The dog seldom barks, and is quite playful and quick as the pup, and with aging grows sluggish. The Pug is such a dog which sheds profusely through the year whatever weather or season it is.
All you need to know about the Dachshund
This dog quite contrary to the Pug has a history of being a fighter or hunter. It is a German breed, and famous as a hunting dog, which was used for finding badgers from their holes. The short legs of the breed gave them access to the holes easily.
Now some of the prominent Dachshund features are a long body, with short legs, drooping long ears, short haired coat and available in tan, red and black colors. Normally they weigh 15 to 22 pounds, and height is between 5 and 9 inches. They come in both long and wirehaired varieties, and short and straight hair varieties.
Dachshunds are very loyal dogs, and will stay by their masters. They are obedient if trained well, and with proper socialization they are good with family and children. They have a fairly good temperament, and are no longer treated as hunting dogs.
The traits you would see in a Daug
You will find the following traits in Daug, though they may vary depending on the amount of inheritance from each parent breed:
- Color can be generally black or brown
- The coat is generally short haired
- Now both the parent breeds are small, thus giving the Daug to a small body
- The weight generally doesn’t exceeds 10 kg
- Face is with a short muzzle and the body is long like the Dachshund and short height. This special body shape has fetched it it’s name as the sausage dog too.
- Healthier than the pure breeds
The temperament of a Pug and Dachshund Mix
The temperament of a Dachshund cross pug is really interesting to note and enjoy. It is as cute and cuddle as the Pug, and yet proud as the Dachshund. The Daug is curious, wants to find out what is what, and would turn into everything. Yet it is going to stick to you through the day like the Pug is. Both the parent breeds are great companions, specially the Pug being also referred to as the Velcro dog for it’s never ending zeal in sticking to the master. The Daug has inherited this spirit.
It is a great learner, and can be trained real well. It is not aggressive, and will not try to bite or shout at people. But it is a nice dog to watch you and protect. It will be great with the family with or without children, when it’s properly trained to socialize. It is amiable and fun loving, playful, and is a good and reliable family dog.
How much does a Dachshund Pug mix costs?
The Dachshund Pug mix costs variably, and the varying price depends on a few factors. One factor is the character of the mix breed, and the next is the age. The price of a puppy and that of a young or grown up will differ. Again as per the amount of trait the Daug has received from its parent breeds, the price will vary. A Daug with half of a Pug and half of a Dachshund characters will tend to be higher, whereas the price for a Daug with 25% of Pug and the rest of the Dachshund characters will be lower.
How to choose the best Daug?
If you want to get a Daug, then there are apparently two ways you may get it. One is by directly buying it from a seller or breeder. Another option is to get a rescued Daug from a dog shelter. Both ways are dependent on money; you will have to pay the price for the pup or dog.
If you are getting it from a seller, always ask about the breeder. It’s wise to buy one from the breeder directly, and know complete information of its parent breeds. That is the best way you will know what to expect from your pet. It’s always good to know what to anticipate than to face problems due to ignorance later.