Information on Pug-Dachshund Mix puppies. Daug, Daugs, Peiner dogs-Pugsunds

My baby Tonka
My baby Tonka
Daug Puppy
Daug Puppy


Several years ago my randy pug got my red miniature dachshund pregnant. At the time I had no idea what the puppies would look like. I didn't know whether the puppies would all look the same or if some would look like my pug and some like my doxie. Would they have pug heads and doxie bodies? Would they have doxie head and pug bodies? Who in the world would want to own a puppy that was such an odd mixture? I poured over the Internet searching for information about what the puppies might be like-and didn't have a lot of success. Finally I stumbled across the term DAUG and found a website that had information as well as pictures of pug/doxie puppies. To my surprise I found out that the DAUG is an actual recognized hybrid mix and there are people all over the United States who want to own one.

My doxie has had 2 additional litters since that time-and her puppies are in great homes all over the United States; New York, Boston, Pennsylvania, Baton Rouge, Houston, Orange County, Seattle, and Portland. I wanted to share some of the information that I have about these great puppies with anyone who might be interested in having a Daug become a member of their family. 

Lollie lives in Houston
Lollie lives in Houston
Rowdy lives in Portland
Rowdy lives in Portland
sleepy pupies
sleepy pupies
My Wonderful Monster
My Wonderful Monster
Monster and Max
Monster and Max
Our newest baby Plato
Our newest baby Plato

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Our Puppies

Bella, our doxie, weighs approximately 15 pounds. Our pug Monster weighs roughly about the same although he has put on some weight lately and has ballooned up to around 18 lbs. Both dogs are purebred and in excellent health.

Monster sheds ALOT and SNORES loudly, but has an absolutely fabulous temperament and is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. Monster never meets a stranger and assumes that everyone loves him just as much as I do. Bella on the other hand doesn't shed much. Her temperament is a bit high strung-she is a barker. She barks at everyone and everything all the time which quite honestly drives us crazy at times. She is absolutely beautiful and has the most expressive eyes you will ever see on a dog.

Bella has had either 4 or 5 puppies in each of her litters.  The puppies range in color from a light sandy color to a deeper red color.  One of the puppies actually looked brindle.  You can see the color range in the pictures that I have posted.  As you can also tell by the pictures the puppies don't look like either a pug or doxie.  The are a mixture of both.  Their heads are bigger like a pugs with floppy puggish ears.  Their snouts though are not pushed in like a pugs-but they aren't long like a doxies either-they are somewhere in between.  Their bodies are long like a doxies-but have bigger chests more like the pugs.  Their tails are long and they can either be straight, or curled like a pugs. 

The puppies have all had excellent temperments, more like their father's than their mothers.  They love to be held and have their tummies rubbed-just like their dad.  And just like their dad they are very friendly and playful.  The puppies do not take after their dad in the are of intelligece however.  Our Monster is not the smartest dog on the block and thankfully the puppies are smart like their mom.  They are very easy to housebreak and train. 

The puppies love to be around both adults and children and make excellent companions.  Many of my puppies are lucky enough to be in families with children while the others are lucky enough to be the "children" of the adults that they live with.  I get letters and emails weekly from the people who have adopted my puppies letting me know how they are doing.  I even received a Christmas card this year complete with a portrait of my puppy "Rowdy"-all grown up and being spoiled terribly by the couple that adopted him. 

If you like pugs and doxies but want the best of both worlds-consider adopting a Daug.  They make excellent pets and companions, and will keep you happy and laughing for many years to come.

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jodi 6 years ago

I just got one they are adorable mine looks all pug except she has color n short legs lie daushaund. Her name is Mersades and she is 5 mos old.

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mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I would love to see a picture

Poppet123 6 years ago

I'm not very sure but I think there's a breed of dog which are called Puggles (Beagle and Pug) and I think the Daushaund breed is related to Beagles(my sis told me)and Rowdy, Plato and Lolie looks exactly like the Puggle breed I mentioned

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mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma Author

The puggles look similar but are bigger. The pug/weinie mix have very short legs and long weinie bodies. I need to post some of the recent pics of the puppies-I will also post a link to their video on Utube.

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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

so cute, I love my pug but he is the craziest dog that i ever had. I have dark wood floors in my home and my pug is cream colored, if only I had know how much they shed. Great article and loved the pictures!

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mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma Author

they do shed something awful don't they. i brush my Monster daily and he still loses enough fur everyday to make a new dog!!

neale 6 years ago

we have a 4 month old daug, his name is Rolo, and he is absolutely adorable...

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Tirzah Laughs 6 years ago from USA

The key to pug shedding is a high quality diet combined with a round rubber curry comb for dogs.

This looks like a giant rubber bar of soap with teeth. Rub pug in circular motions daily.

But do it outside. This will remove all the dead hair.

It won't stop the shedding but will lessen it. If you aren't on a high quality food, pugs shed even more than normal.

Try a curry comb for dogs. Do not use this on a doxie as their hair is a different texture and they often don't like it.

Pugs usually think of it as a full body massage.

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wrhapsody 6 years ago from Renton, WA

I have a little Doxie puppy myself. His name is Bimmer (pronounce BEAM-er) and he is a rare chocolate and tan miniature dachshund! He is loud and rowdy and rambunxious, but we love him. At barely twelve weeks old he knows sit, down (lay down), off (get off of it), speak, fetch, and drop it. He is sooo smart!

Anyway, your puppies are soooo cute! I would love to have one if only I had the time, money, and space! I live in a small apartment near Seattle, Washington and my Bimmer is almost too much right now... but when I get on my feet I may contact you about getting one!

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mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Thanks for the advice Tirzah-Monster does love being brushed. Neale I know exactly what you mean about the daugs. We ended up keeping one out of a litter last spring and absolutely adore him-we named him Tonka. Wrhapsody-the best thing about my DAUG is he got the best of both worlds from his parents, he is sooo smart like his mom, but extremely loveable like his dad.

TrishaPahalad 6 years ago

I'm interested in one of these daugs. Can you please email me?

Rhonda 6 years ago

Hello, I am very interested in a daug puppy. where are you located. If near Roseville you can call my cell at 916-212-3155 would love to hear from you asap, I want a little one to give lots of lovin to. Thank you Rhonda

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mikicagle 6 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I am sorry-the pupppy all have their forever homes.

Nicole 6 years ago

They are definitely some of the cutest puppies i've ever seen!

schnookiedog 6 years ago

I found my Daug at the local shelter. He's such a joy!

Brittany 5 years ago

I just got a 6 week old Pug/Dachshund mix I named Mario. He is all black and has a cute little pug face and curly tail and the long body and short legs of a Dachshund. I found him in the paper for free - Don't think the people realized they had a "designer" dog! He is so intelligent and already knows his name and "No!" He loves sleeping on his back and his favorite game is tug-of-war! I am worried he will be chubby when he's grown because he is such a little pig now! I have him on Science Diet and Blue Buffalo now though so as long as I feed him proper-sized servings I think he will be fine.

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Brittany-be careful. These puppies have a really bad habit of looking soooooo cute when they beg for food you can't help but feed them. Tonka has fat rolls above his legs and on his back!

jaime 5 years ago

We have two pure pred pugs and recently got a peiner (here we thought we were so cleaver with that! lol) she was 10 months old when we rescued her and we are her 4th home so we want to be her forever but we are having some MAJOR issues with house training and chewing (something we never had with our pugs) I am not familiar with the doxie breed so am looking for any resources to help us. Any ideas?

mikicagle 5 years ago

Jamime-my doxie is 6 years old and still has issues with housetraining. The breed is very, very, stuborn. What worked best for us is to take her for a walk each night before bedtime, then have her sleep in a crate. In the morning the first place she went was outside. My doxie moved in with my daughter and guess what-NO POTTY PROBLEMS!! My pug Monster was a chewer for about the first year. My peiner Tonka is a MAJOR chewer as well. The only advice I can give to you is have PLENTY of chew toys, bones, and treats for your baby and if you catch her chewing something she isn't supposed to redirect her to her chew toys. You really have to set her boundries and let her know what she is allowed to have and what she isn't. Just be patient-she will pick it up, it just takes time.

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I absolutely adore my Tonka-he is the funniest, cutest, sweetest dog we have ever had.

Amanda 5 years ago

I have 2 girls left from a litter my dachshund had in december, they are about 3 months old and are the greatest. very sweet, very loving, always wanting to cuddle, and are great with adults, and kids. (I have a 2 year old and 4 year old sister that adore them and feel the same way back) my dachshund had a litter last may of 2010 and we ended up keeping a male and a female because we just fell in love. If anyone is interested, like i said there are 2 girls left.

Amanda 5 years ago

Please email me if interested @

Amber 5 years ago

How was their mom's delivery? was it a normal delivery or C-Section? I would really like to know about how their mom's delivery went... You see, my pug got my miniature dachshund pregnant, too and I'm worried that the puppies might be a little big for her body.

Thanks. :)

How cute those puppies are *_*

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

The deliveries went fine. She had several litters and was a super mom. Instinct took over and she delivered all but 1 puppy. She struggled a little and by the time we were able to get the little guy out he passed away :( but the remaining 5 from that litter came out perfectly. My Tonka is from that litter.

Dave 5 years ago

I just lost my dachshund/pug male to a hit and run car...he was brown and black and a fantastic family dog. I am looking or another one and wander if anyone can help me

Dave 5 years ago

I'm from ohio and recently lost my dachshund/pug male...he would have been 3 in july...i;m looking for another one...if anuone can help me please contact me at

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I am so sorry to hear that Dave. I know how tramatic losing a pet can be. I hope you are able to find one. My dachshund moved to another city with my daughter so we wont be having any more

tatissa 5 years ago

I love I guess what they call daug we call a pugeenie, and he is by far the most precious 6 week old pup you could ever ask for, we got our little yager on pure accedent, a friend of mine her sweet little doxie was "got" by her in laws pug and thus yager was born.. We were not in market for a puppy, we have our older fat chug, and 4 children, but my cousin sent me a pic of him and my husband and I instantly feel for our little man!!

Hevans 5 years ago

I am the owner of a pug doxy cross. we got him for free 2 weeks ago and my I really have enjoyed him. I never thought i would want a small dog but he is just so cute and neet. We named him DUKE because he is so tiny and squity to the ground He is deffently a 50 50 dog in looks

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

My Tonka is the best. He took a flying leap into the pond in the field by our house the other day. I couldn't believe how brave he was. They are the best dogs.

Susan 5 years ago

Do you know of any pug/doxie breeders?

I have one and we just love him to bits and would like to find him a playmate.


Susan LeBlanc

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

HI Susan,

Check on and use the search term DAUG. My Tonka's mother passed away so we won't be having any more litters-but they are the absolutely best dogs around.

Rachita 5 years ago

I adopted two year-old Daugs from the SPCA about 2 years ago. They both are from the same litter and get along fabulously! They look adorable (and one of them has a snaggle tooth and an underbite that just adds even more to the cuteness factor). I didn't realize they were recognized hybrids since I was told they were "pug-mixes" by the shelter. Can't believe the previous owners didn't want these two babies! They both are little piggies when it comes to food and constantly amaze me with their cleverness :)

Rachel 5 years ago

My Doxie (Izzie) is due to have her pups any day. To my dismay I went out of town and had no choice but to leave Izzie outside on a chain (shes an indoor dog) and have a friend check in on her every day. When I got home I noticed a pug hanging around but apparently they'd already bred, so....I'll have some Daugs ready in a few months!! ;) Point being I really enjoyed this site and wanted to say thank you for the insight. Anyone wanting a pup and interested in driving to Louisiana to get it hit me up!

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Rachita you will have many many years of great times with your new family members. They are AWESOME dogs.

Rachel take a look through my previous feedback-there are several people who have enquired about puppies and perhaps you can find some families for yours!

carolina gal 5 years ago

I have one and she is the best dog I have ever had she thinks everyone wants to be kissed by her and she never meets a stranger. I love her very much.

Grace 5 years ago

i also have 9 months old daug... and yes, he is always getting what he wants because of his extreme cuteness! but why is it that he don't usually listen to commands???

aly 5 years ago

i own a pug beagle cross mini daschund puppy the mom is a pug cross beagle and the dad is mini daschund and i looked online and cant find no such thing for her but she is cute

leia 5 years ago

Hello I live in aurora co and Im trying to get a mini dauchshound/pug mix but I cant find any can you help?

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mikicagle 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

You can check on might be able to put you in touch with someone.

Rick Stuber 4 years ago

Hi -We bought a Daug about 5-6 years ago. Her name is Daisy and we are really glad we got her. Her temperament is perfect and she is great with kids. Very smart too. Albeit sometimes too smart. We might be looking sometime in the future to get another one. It is just so hard to find breeders for them it seems.

shyann 4 years ago

im get a pug dachhound mix pup thare so cute omg i love mix bred dogs and animals

Meghan 4 years ago

I have a 7 year old puggle and wanted to get another one. I stumbled upon a "dawg" at least that's what the pet store called it and just had to get her. She is precious. Anyway thought I'd let everyone know the price in the nyc pet store was $1300. This was the first one they had ever sold and it's a pretty big store. If I had to guess this mixed breed will be the hottest item in the next 2 years. I will say my new little girl is pretty aggressive definitely more so than my puggle and I am a little cconcerned she is 2 months and I know she needs to teeth but she bites at my face not just y hands... Any advice on correcting that behavior?

bonnie 4 years ago

I bought my little daug two years ago. He has the long body,short legs and adorable face. We got him the same day as our pug and they have been brothers ever since. Both are great little boyz.

Violet 4 years ago

I live in idaho and i had to put my year and 1/2 pug down and so i was looking for another dog and i came across these cute little guys and i was wondering where i could find one close to me?

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mikicagle 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I wish I could tell you. Check on the website that I have posted in article. Maybe there are some there. My doxie passed away and we had our Monster fixed so we won't be having any more puppies. They are pretty hard to find. Good luck with your search.

Tara 4 years ago

I have a Daug and she looks nothing like any of the other Daugs or even her brothers and sisters from her litter! She was the runt but she has pretty long cream-colored hair with even longer random black wiry hairs all over. She kind of has more of a pug face and has the cutest underbite ever! She does have a pug tail but she is rather skinny and doesn't have short legs or a single wrinkle! She's very different and unique and the most fun, lovable companion ever! I definitely recommend these dogs especially if you have children or other dogs...they love EVERYTHING!

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mikicagle 4 years ago from Oklahoma Author

I would love it if you would post a picture. I am sure she is adorable.

Tara 4 years ago

She's adorable!! I'll post one as soon as I get home! Thank you :)

tarissa 4 years ago

I wrote on here about a year ago about my Jager and I would just like to say he is still the most amazing little monster this hybrid pugeenie should really be a papered puoch are truly precious!!and by far the funniest Pf all creatures!! He is so wonderful with the family I can't even believe it!!

Sara 4 years ago

I got my Daug Rugby for free. He is the coolest dog ever. Loves to go kayaking:)

Lauren 4 years ago

I saw what a daug looks like the other day and that is the only type of puppy I want. They are just the cutest and most playful ever!!

D &S Sousa 3 years ago

We've had our "Daug" LieLa for 5 yrz she is the smartest, cutest(sits up begs for 1min) & "noser" ever.. Shez black w/ tan feet, short legs & nose, Lie waz free(teen couldn't keep).. Her "sis" is a "Chug" Peaches who thinx shez a person, soo super lovable & has funniest underbite.. Had to post our "Chug" "Daug" Love..

Courtney 3 years ago

My daug Tilly is the best dog ever! She is so smart, easy to train, and loyal. She does get jealous though! Tilly is 3 years old and my daughter is nearly 8 months old---it has been a challenge getting Tilly to respect the baby's space and share the attention. But what a great dog. I'm actually looking for a mate for her. Does anyone know someone having daug puppies or who has an already grown male daug for adoption? Tilly looks a lot like Tonka, same coloring, and I'm hoping to find a male that looks similar. (On that note, the name Tonka was in the running for my dog's name, too! I love it!)

erinluvsmike 3 years ago

oh my goodness i am so happy i just read this! my doxie just had her first set of puppies by our black pug. i was so worried what they might look like! they are 10 days old today, one is solid black, one is fawn!? and the other 3 are red brindle like our sweet doxie! i am thinking that our black pug was from a fawn mother and a black father or something like that because we have one that is actually a fawn puppu with a black mask!

Missy 3 years ago

I have a doxie/pug mix too. He's 5 and super territorial... Barks incessantly.... But love him to pieces!!! Everyone asks what kind of dog he is and I never knew the term "daug" so I've always told people he is a "fat weiner" :)

Jeff 2 years ago

We have a Daug (pugsund) who is a cross between a pug and standard dachshund. He is the sweetest, most intelligent dog we have ever known. We are sold on the cross and wouldn't dream of having any other kind

Kathy 2 years ago

I have 2 Daug's,brother and sister. I also have their father on occasions. The father belongs to my son. Mine are named Dozer and Mini-doo. Their fathers name is Scappy-doo. Mini looks like her dad only a lot smaller. She is the runt of the 4 in the litter. Dozer, named properly...likes to push through things, is the largest off the litter. He is even bigger then his dad. Doz has the pug traits, large and dark face ,tan body, curled tail, and big eyes. Mini has mostly the dachshund traits, short legged, and kind of a long body, straight tail and loving Love them so much. They are very lovable and playful. They are my fur-babies.

Jammie little 21 months ago

how much does a daug go for ? I have a pug that's pregnant and the dads a daschound. This is the first time I've of them so I have no idea how much they are going for

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