Pugsund or Daug is a cross between a long tiny Dachshund and a curly-tailed Pug. Such a hybrid inherited the best qualities of both parents that makes this dog a lively and affectionate companion for single people, as well as for families with children.
How Does Pugsund Look Like?
The appearance of a Pugsund is a nice mixture of both its parents: its body is slightly longer than a Pug body, but not so long as a Dachshund has. You can get absolutely different puppies even in one and the same litter: one will have curled Pug-like tail, and the other will inherit the long tiny tail of a Dachshund. The muzzle is somewhere between these two breeds (not long and not short), and the ears drop like those of a Dachshund. The legs of a Pugsund are short more like a Pug. What concerns its fur, Pugsunds are short-haired of black or brown color.
The average height of a Pugsund is 28 cm, weight is about 6-9 kilos, life expectancy – is 12-15 years.
Temperament and Behavior
To answer this question, it is necessary to take a look at both parent: Pugs are usually calm and lazy dogs, and, at the same time, Dachshunds are lively, active and rather stubborn. Your Pugsund may be more active or calmer, however, it may be a happy medium of both temperaments.
A Pudsund is a dog that will always follow you wherever you go, demanding a lot of attention. However, they are very lazy at times and are found dozing in a corner of the house. A Pugsund is a perfect choice for families with children: a dog will be a nice but active companion playing with kids. However, a Pugsund will also suit singles (also seniors), and couples without children.
It is necessary to mention, that they can be destructive if not trained properly or left alone for a long time. As their Dachshund parents, these dogs are extremely loyal and protective.
Some Special Training
As it was mentioned above, a Pugsund should undergo some special training course in case it is aggressive or too protective towards strangers and domestic animals.
Since Pugsunds may be active and playful (like a Dachshund), they will need long regular walks to release their energy. They don’t need some special physical exercises, however, you may engage your dog in agility, Frisbee play or ballgames which will definitely be a plus.
Pugsund is an affectionate, lovable and friendly companion that is able to fit any type of family owing to its cheerful and tender character.
I have a Daug now that I’ve had for 11 years. And I’m extremely interested in getting another one. Just haven’t found any breeders. Would love more info.