Daug

15-20 lbs
11-13"
North America
Dachshund
Pug

Loyal, laid back and maybe a barker, the Daug is a small to medium sized canine that is a cross between the Dachshund and Pug. This hybrid is a relatively new one that likely originated in the United States, perhaps around 15 to 20 years ago. The Daug is a sweet family companion that can be quite heavily built and muscular when it comes to a small dog. They often have rounded faces with a few wrinkles and folds that are characteristic of their their parent breed the Pug. These hybrids tend to be low maintenance and can make great companions for owners who aren’t looking for an overly active dog.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dachshund and Pug

Daug Health

Average Size
Male Daug size stats
Height: 11-13 inches Weight: 18-25 lbs
Female Daug size stats
Height: 11-13 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cushing's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Bloat
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Neurological Examination
  • Blood Chemistry
  • Electromyography (EMG)

Daug Breed History

The Pug is an ancient breed of small dog that originated in China before 400 B.C. Not much is known about the Pug breed; some speculate that the Pug may have been created through the use of breeds such as the Pekingese or even a small Bulldog. Historically, it is thought that the Pug's main purpose was to simply serve as a royal companion to high ranking nobles and emperors in China. These dogs were treated with the utmost respect and were said to be owned solely by the wealthy, often living in palaces. The Pug, a canine who does very well in the show ring, joined the roster of purebred dogs listed with the American Kennel Club in 1885, and was entered in the Toy Group. The Dachshund is an eager and courageous little breed that was said to have been used as a hunting dog. They were mainly used to hunt animals such as badgers, foxes, deer and weasels. Their strong, short legs made them quite proficient at their jobs, enabling them to bravely enter and dig into even the smallest animal burrow. The Dachshund originated in Germany during the 1600s and in the late 1800s, this breed began gaining popularity due to his reputation for stamina and agility on the hunting grounds. This brave and feisty dog was registered in the American Kennel Club as a member of the Hound Group in 1895. 

Daug Breed Appearance

The Daug is considered a small to medium sized hybrid as they stand anywhere from 11 to 13 inches in height and weigh up to 25 pounds. These hybrids may have a small to medium sized muzzle (not as small as the Pug, though), an angular face, flopped down-rounded ears and wide, bulging eyes. They are often broad and heavily built, and their legs and body tend to be muscular. The body tends to be long like the Dachshund and wide like the Pug. You may notice wrinkles and folds concentrated near the forehead and snout area. Some hybrids may develop the classic characteristic underbite seen in the Pug. Coat colors can be silver, fawn, brown and black.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Daug eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Daug nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Daug coat
Fawn
brown Daug coat
Brown
black Daug coat
Black
silver Daug coat
Silver
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Daug straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Daug Breed Maintenance

These hybrids can have either short or slightly long fur, so grooming requirements will depend on the how long your Daug’s coat is. For the most part, the Daug tends to be low maintenance, making them ideal for busy owners. These hybrids are seasonal low to moderate shedders but may shed somewhat throughout the year, requiring their coats to be brushed at least twice a week with a soft bristle brush. Bathing should be kept to a minimum as these hybrids can be prone to drying skin and dandruff problems. As with all dogs, teeth cleaning, ear cleaning and nail trimming should be done every 4 to 6 weeks, with teeth cleaning being done more often. Additionally, should your Daug take on more Pug features such as “wrinkles and folds” then owners should clean in between these folds in order to prevent bacterial buildup.

Brushes for Daug
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daug requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Daug Temperament

Daugs make lovely family dogs as they are friendly, laid back and often glue themselves to their owners. These sturdy little lap dogs tend to be very friendly towards other pets including cats, dogs and even other small mammals. These hybrids may be barkers and often don’t like being left alone for too long. They may be cautious and aggressive around strangers at first and will bark a lot around new people, but in no time your Daug will accept strangers into their home. Daugs are often quite good with children but will need to be socialised with them during puppyhood. In turn, children need to be taught to respect animals and treat them with gentleness and care.

Daug Activity Requirements

This hybrid may have bursts of energy, but for the most part is a pretty mellow dog. He doesn't demand too much activity and exercise but should still be taken on at least two walks per day. The Daug may have a strong prey drive, so providing soft toys and balls may help provide mental stimulation, although this hybrid will ask for and expect interaction with family members, too. Take him to the dog park on a regular basis so that he can meet and greet other canines and people. He'll enjoy obedience training and could be quite good at earth dog competitions if given the chance. Keep him entertained and stimulated and your lap will be the perfect place to rest after a fun day.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Daug Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Daug Owner Experiences

Harley Quinn VanDusen
9 Years
2 People
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I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and had her from 5 weeks to now, she’s my baby, my girl, and I love her so much. She’s so funny too, she’s had a teddy bear since birth and to this day carries it around if she gets upset or scared (thunder). Very sweet girl.
4 months, 1 week ago
Eddie
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
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bothering cats
toys
Running!
Eddie is a handful at times. He is sweet as pie and he loves us to death... it's just the rest of the world that's the problem (to him anyways). He is VERY protective over us... he will flip his lid if you have to get out of the car to pump gas or something. But he is just worried I think. Needy for sure. When he runs he looks like a bunny rabbit and it's the funnest thing I've ever seen. We have two cats... and he is a little rough with them. Our older cat has pretty much made a point of letting him know he doesn't like him. So he is actually pretty respectful of that. Our younger cat lets him walk all over him. Not a real fan of people, but he will warm up eventually. Not a big fan of kids... they are loud and weird. He has serious little man complex and thinks he can hold his own against big dogs. He is incorrect. So far he only likes chihuahua's... we don't have any idea why. Over the last year he has learned "sit" and a few key phrases that we use over and over... but in regards to normal "dog" commands... nothing. He isn't the brightest bulb in the box. But nothing beats waking up next to him every morning, or happy puppy kisses as soon as we get home from work.
5 months, 1 week ago
Coach
4 Years
3 People
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Coach is a very playful, sweet, cuddly family dog. He doesn't like commotion like kids wrestling or running around though, and will try to bring order to things by barking and sometimes nipping heels. He's very protective of family, too. When approached by other dogs or people, he barks and tries to look tough. We call this Napoleon Syndrome. He sits on his behind with his back at a 90 degree angle and front paws in the air, like a human. It's adorable. Our Daug doesn't like playing in the water or being anywhere near it but I have seen others that do. Coach was a rescue so some of these traits might have been learning during the first 6 months of his life (before we rescued him).
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Ford
5 Years
1 People
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Energy
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Going on drives
Cuddling on the couch
Barking at the Neighbor
Chasing the Laser
I found Ford on the side of the road as a puppy, no tags or collar. I fell in love and took him home, and he's been my best friend ever since. He's hyper, loyal, always interested in my dinner, and the greatest companion I could have hoped for. He's very intelligent, but also very stubborn when it comes to training. He picks things up quickly, but usually needs some treat motivation to do the tricks he's learned.
8 months, 1 week ago
CoCo
4 Months
2 People
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love her to pieces but her jumping is intolerable
8 months, 4 weeks ago
Abby
12 Years
3 People
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Abby is a typical Daug. She barks at new people but wouldn't bite you if you were slathered with peanut butter.
9 months ago
Carmen
10 Years
8 People
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She's always been a very friendly and lovable dog. She sticks to my side 24/7 and is very loyal. She loves walks as well and can get pretty hyper so chew toys are a must for her.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Chance
4 Months
4 People
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Pastimes
Playing tug of war
Walk
cuddle
Playing fetch
He's a sweetheart, with TONS of energy, but a little difficult to house train. He'll get it. Such a loving pup.
10 months, 1 week ago
Chloe
7 Weeks
3 People
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Very sweet and loving. Bonded quickly
10 months, 3 weeks ago
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