Pug Pit

25-30 lbs
12-13"
United States
Pug
American Pit Bull Terrier
Pugbull Terrier
The Pug Pit is a sweet, playful dog who is highly affectionate with his family and with strangers as well. He is happy in either an apartment or a home with a fenced-in yard. He is short and stocky. He will have a short, smooth coat. He does not shed often at all. He comes in a variety of colors; the exact coloring is dependnt on the dominant parent breed. He does not bark often; this makes him very appealing for those who live in apartment complexes. He is highly intelligent and enjoys playtime with his human family. He will be a medium-sized dog at maturity.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Pug, Pit Bull Terrier

Pug Pit Health

Average Size
Male Pug Pit size stats
Height: 14-15 inches Weight: 25-30 lbs
Female Pug Pit size stats
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 25-30 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hemivertebrae
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pug Dog Encephalitis
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eye
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Eye Problems
  • Heart Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Pug Pit Breed History

The Pug Pit is a hybrid breed. While there is not much information about the exact origins of the Pug Pit, we can study the origins of the parent breeds in  order to better understand the history of the hybrid. The Pug was once the favorite of royalty in China. He is mentioned in history as far back as 206 B.C. He lived in luxury and was often guarded by his own soldiers. In the 1500s, China began trading with European countries, and the Pug found himself being a part of the trade. The Pug was favored by Marie Antoinette, William of Orange, and Queen Victoria. Pugs were brought to the United States after the end of the Civil War; the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. The Pit Bull Terrier came into existence in nineteenth century England. He was used, unfortunately, for the sports of bull and bear baiting. Once those horrific forms of entertainment were deemed illegal in 1835, Pits were used in dog-fighting. As Pits were imported to America, their purpose changed. They were used to guard farms and to guard livestock. They also hunted wild boar (something the Pit is still used for today).

Pug Pit Breed Appearance

The Pug Pit is a much smaller version of the Pit parent breed. At most, he will weigh thirty pounds at maturity. He may be one of a variety of colors: red, black, or blue. His exact coloring is dependnt upon the dominant parent breed. He may be cream-colored or brindle. He may be red or fawn-colored; he can be one of any number of colors depending on his exact parentage. His nose may be black, brown, red, or blue. He may have button ears, and his tail may curl like that of the Pug parent breed. His coat will be short and smooth. He will have muscular legs and hindquarters; he may also appear somewhat chubby - a trait he may inherit from his Pug parent breed. He may have black (Pug) markings around his eyes, nose, and mouth.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pug Pit eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
blue Pug Pit nose
Blue
black Pug Pit nose
Black
brown Pug Pit nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pug Pit coat
Black
brown Pug Pit coat
Brown
red Pug Pit coat
Red
cream Pug Pit coat
Cream
fawn Pug Pit coat
Fawn
blue Pug Pit coat
Blue
white Pug Pit coat
White
brindle Pug Pit coat
Brindle
sable Pug Pit coat
Sable
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pug Pit straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pug Pit Breed Maintenance

The Pug Pit is a very low-maintenance breed. This fact makes him great for owners who are away from home a good bit or those who just don't want to devote a lot of time to grooming. He will have short, straight hair; this hair can be brushed once a week to ensure that his natural oils keep his coat shiny and healthy-looking. He will not shed often, mainly in the spring. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent tartar build-up and bad breath. To prevent tooth decay, however, brush his teeth daily. Bathe him only when necessary. It is important to begin a grooming routine at a young age in order to get him used to the process (remember, the Pit parent breed is often sensitive to touch). Also, trim his nails every two to three weeks should he not wear them down on his own. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on the tile floor, then it is time to trim his nails.
Brushes for Pug Pit
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pug Pit requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pug Pit Temperament

The Pug Pit is a sweet, affectionate dog. He is happy and curious; he is also fearless and wants to explore the world around him. He is highly intelligent and is very gentle. He is surprisingly social, but he can also be stubborn at times. It is important to maintain a leadership role with the Pug Pit. Should you allow him to think he is the "alpha" in your relationship, he will take over. He is very protective of his family, and he may not take too kindly to strangers. He is always alert, and he may be sensitive to how family members interact - if the adults have a disagreement or a parent has to reprimand a child, the dog may not react in a positive manner.

Pug Pit Activity Requirements

The Pug Pit is a moderately active dog. He needs daily exercise not only to keep him healthy, but also to keep him from getting into mischief. The Pug parent has a tendency to gain weight when not properly exercised; the Pit parent will become bored and may become destructive if not given ample opportunity to play and burn off energy. The Pug Pit will enjoy a trip to the dog park, and he may enjoy an opportunity to take a brisk walk with you in the neighborhood. Keep toys handy that will promote mental activity. He will also enjoy time in a fenced-in area in your yard. However, keep in mind that the Pug parent breed is often brachycephalic; because the Pug Pit may inherit this trait, be sure never to allow him to become overheated or over exerted.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Pug Pit Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $44.97

Pug Pit Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pug Pit size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Pug Pit size stats at six months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 12 lbs
12 Months
Male Pug Pit size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Pug Pit size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 15 lbs
18 Months
Male Pug Pit size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 21 lbs
Female Pug Pit size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 21 lbs

Pug Pit Owner Experiences

Frankie
7 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Going for walks or car rides
Snuggling,playing
To much to tell but I can not Express enough, my love for my girl...
3 weeks ago
Loki
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
taking walks
Throwing ball
He is very lovable and never leaves my side he follows me everywhere. He is very playful and loves to bark
3 weeks, 6 days ago
Ginger Miller
6 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Tug of war
she is very enjoyable
7 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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