Pugottie

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15-20 lbs
12-14"
United States
Pug
Scottish Terrier

The Pugottie is a small, mixed breed that is a combination of the Scottish Terrier and the Pug. These dogs usually weigh between 15 and 25 pounds and can stand about 12 inches tall on average when fully grown. They are generally healthy and happy dogs that make excellent family pets although they may be hard to train and can be stubborn. They do like other pets and children but should always be supervised around younger children. They come in many colors and their coat can be short to medium length. The Pugottie is a great watchdog and will bark to alert you to anything they believe is a threat.  

Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Pug and Scottish Terrier

Pugottie Health

Average Size
Male Pugottie size stats
Height: 13-15 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Female Pugottie size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy (Lion Jaw)
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Skin-Fold Dermatitis
  • Scottie Cramp
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Spina Bifida
  • PDE (Pug Dog Encephalitis)
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • ECG
  • Blood Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • DNA

Pugottie Breed History

The Pugottie has only been around for about 10 years, so they do not have a history yet. However, you can look at the histories of the parent breeds, the Pug and the Scottish Terrier. The Pug was originally found around 200 B.C. in China and was treated as royalty by the Emperors of China. In fact, during the Han Dynasty, the Pug was even guarded by soldiers because they were so important to the royal families. This small companion dog was bred from the French Mastiff, Bulldog, and the Pekingese. They were called Mopshond when they were brought to Europe. With the names of Mops in Germany, Doguillo in Spain, Carlin in France, and Caganlino in Italy, they have had many aliases. They eventually made it to England in the late 1800s when the British took over the Chinese Imperial Palace. During the Victorian Era, the Pug was featured on paintings, figurines, and eve postcards. After the Civil War, the Pug was introduced to the United States where they became very popular and in 1885, they were acknowledged by the American Kennel Club. The Scottish Terrier originated in Scotland from the West Highland White, Cairn, and Skye Terriers to be used for hunting badgers, rats, foxes, and rabbits. They were nicknamed the Aberdeen Terrier in the 1800s after the town of Aberdeen where they had quite a few of these dogs keeping their homes and barns free of vermin. The standard for the Scottish Terrier was developed in the United States in 1880 and five years later, they were registered with the American Kennel Club where they are now the 58th most popular breed of dog.

Pugottie Breed Appearance

The Pugottie is a small dog with furry, floppy ears, a small rounded head, round dark brown eyes, and a black nose on a brachycephalic muzzle. They can be just about any color from tan to black but are usually black & brown; dark brown or chocolate; gray or salt & pepper; merle; spotted; brindle; speckled; or pied. The Pugottie has short, muscular legs and a tail that curls over its back. Their coat is straight and may be fine to moderately dense and short to medium length depending on the parentage. They may also have the dark mask of the Pug or the overall wiriness of the Scottish Terrier. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pugottie eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pugottie nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pugottie coat
Black
gray Pugottie coat
Gray
brown Pugottie coat
Brown
red Pugottie coat
Red
cream Pugottie coat
Cream
fawn Pugottie coat
Fawn
silver Pugottie coat
Silver
pied Pugottie coat
Pied
brindle Pugottie coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pugottie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pugottie Breed Maintenance

The Pug has an easy to care for coat but the Scottish Terrier has a wiry coat with a soft undercoat and a beard. If your Pugottie takes after the Pug parent, you should only need to brush her once or twice a week with a slicker brush. However, if she is more like the Scottish Terrier, you will have to brush her at least four or five times a week with a pin brush and metal comb. If she has a beard, be sure to keep it combed and clean. They can be bathed when needed but do not shampoo too often or they can get dry and irritated skin. Top off the grooming regimen with a cleaning of the teeth a few times a week and your Pugottie will be in fine shape.

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

Pugottie Temperament

The temperament of the Pugottie is friendly, alert, curious, and lovable. However, they are wary of strangers and make good watchdogs because they will let you know when there is a possible threat to you or the family. They are known for being a bit stubborn when training so many owners end up choosing obedience classes for their Pugottie. It is important that you let your dog know that you are the boss because they are very aware of the pecking order. They can be snappy with younger children who tease or squeeze them so they need to be supervised when around the little ones. 

Pugottie Activity Requirements

The Pugottie needs a moderate amount of activity so you should take your dog out for play or walks for at least 30 to 45 minutes per day. Your dog can develop behavioral problems like barking excessively or chewing on things if she does not get enough exercise and mental stimulation every day. Taking one or two walks per day plus letting your dog play in the yard for a half an hour or so would be good enough but it is best for them to get out and socialize with other dogs at the dog park sometimes as well. 

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

Pugottie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.6
Monthly Cost
$24 - $48

Pugottie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Pugottie size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Pugottie size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Male Pugottie size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Pugottie size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Male Pugottie size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Pugottie size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 17 lbs

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