Pugese Breed Maintenance
The grooming requirements for this hybrid can vary from dog to dog, depending on which coat your specific dog has inherited. The short coat of the Pug is very easy to care for, requiring infrequent bathing and short weekly brushing sessions with a slicker brush or grooming glove to remove shed hairs and to keep the coat soft and shiny. The coat and exposed skin that characterizes the “hairless” Chinese Crested tends to necessitate more frequent baths than for other dogs, often requiring bathing as often as a few times a month and the crests and plumes of hair require combing a few times a week to prevent tangles from forming. It is particularly important to be selective in choosing your shampoo for these dogs due to their tendency to develop acne and other skin conditions. The Pugese hybrids that inherit the long, double coat of the powderpuff variety require brushing on a daily basis and tend to have the same sensitive skin as the hairless variety, so while they do not require bathing quite as often, it is still needed around once a month or so.