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