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Brug:Dog Breed Profile

Brug is quite a rare but immensely popular hybrid dog. This adorable dog is a mixed breed of Pug and Brussels Griffon. Brugs are small dogs with a playful personality and are devoted to their owners. These little dogs are energetic, apartment-friendly, and possess a fearless nature. What makes this dog special and unique is their strong loyalty towards the owner, which may increase to the point of possessiveness.

Like Pugs and Brussels Griffons, the Brugs have a squishy face, fluffy hair, large eyes, curly hair, flat ears, and long whiskers. If you are looking for a dog that's great with kids, other pets, and strangers, this one is a great choice. You can find Brugs in local shelters and rescue groups.

Brugs derive most of their qualities from Brussel Griffons. They are affectionate, loving, and like spending time with their owners and while sleeping. When it comes to training, Brugs come from two smart breeds, which means you'll have to put a lot of effort in early training to mold their personality. Their inherent stubborn attitude may concern you while training.

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Brug Breed Characteristics

  • About Brug Breed

    Brugs are small, smart, and friendly dogs. These apartment friendly dogs are comfortable indoors and love going for a brisk walk. They are especially great with kids and other pets that are affectionate towards them. Brugs can be notorious and mischievous when not monitored, and thus, it is important to keep an eye on them.

    The average lifespan of Brugs is 12-15 years. Brug is a small breed of two small dogs, so he/she is always going to be small and weigh around 10-15 pounds. Brugs love to nap and cuddle on laps and are generally welcoming. When left alone for a more extended period, it may suffer from separation anxiety. So it would be great if someone is always there with the dog to monitor him and prevent destructive behavior.


Brug Breed Daily Care

Hair: Brugs are not too high maintenance breeds, but they still require brushing and cleaning once or twice a week. Bathe them infrequently to prevent dry skin. Rub the Brug with a damp cloth instead to clean any debris or dirt.

Ears: Also, clean their ears to remove any wax or build-up. To maintain good health and prevent infections, it is essential to perform ear-check regularly.

Teeth: Use good dog toothpaste to clean their teeth. Check for build-up plaque and infections. Also, observe the nails of your dog and clip them when required.

Nails: Trimming nails once on two to three months is generally recommended.

Eyes: Clean their eyes with a damp cloth daily.

Recommended daily amount: As Brugs are small dogs, you'll have to feed them with 2-3 meals every day. 1-1.5 cups of dry dog food are adequate for Brugs. Feed them in small portions to maintain their energy levels and to prevent obesity or other health issues. Also, Brugs are not overly active, and thus, his ideal weight should be maintained. Prevent overeating, divide the meal into 2-3 portions, keep an eye on its weight and it'll be enough.

What food to choose: Always look for nutrient-rich food that meets his requirements according to his age, activity level, and size. Pick protein-rich and healthy treats to prevent obesity.

How to keep good shape: Prevent binge eating and maintain a feeding schedule to prevent weight gain. To keep them in good shape, take them for a 30-60 minute walk and engage the pup in play activities.

How many times to feed your dog: It is recommended to feed them twice a day.

The dietary needs of a Brug may change with time, so consult your vet and follow their instructions.


Being a designer dog, a Brug is quite healthy. However, it is crucial to conduct a research to know if the dog has inherited any issues. Here are some of the most common health issues Brug suffer from:

Patellar Luxation

The Brugs have tiny and small legs and, thus, are prone to Patellar Luxation, a common orthopedic disease. In this disease, one or both kneecaps of the dog become dislocated. This is also a genetic condition, and its signs are pain, limping, and abnormal gait.

Treatment

Massaging the kneecap into place, braces or surgery are the treatment options.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia is a condition in dogs that leads to abnormal formation of the hip socket. When in its more severe form, it can lead to arthritis of joints and can cause lameness. This is also a genetic condition. Its symptoms include decreased activity, narrow stance, pain, stiffness, etc.

Treatment

An exercise routine, medication, and surgery are the possible treatment options for this condition.

Infections

Due to the genetic face structure of a Brug, it may derive the heavy facial folds from the Pug. These folds are prone to smelly yeast infections if not cleaned regularly. A Brug is also prone to issues like dry eye, respiratory issues, and cataracts.

Treatment

Clean the facial folds of the Brug regularly. Also, clean the ears and folds to prevent debris and bacteria build-up. Check for inflammation, itching, or redness in eyes and consult the vet if you find anything suspicious.

Brugs are generally easy to train, and they smartly pick up to the instructions. However, due to their stubborn streak, it may seem a little overwhelming to train them. You'll require patience and consistency to train these notorious little creatures. However, if you are unable to train them well, look for a professional trainer as early training is extremely important to build their personality.

Their possessiveness and aggressiveness can also lead to awkward social experiences. Teach obedience and use positive approaches to train the Brug.

Brugs are energetic and mischievous. They find some activities to keep themselves busy throughout the day. However, overexertion or exercise may cause strain in their small legs and joints. Brugs are also prone to joint issues and, thus, always monitor them and start early training.

You can also play indoor games to keep them happy. Apart from physical activities, maintain a care routine, and visit the vet for regular checkups to keep your tiny pooch healthy and happy.


Brug Breed History

Brug is a designer dog, and its history dates back to the 1980s or 1990s. The breeders in North America wanted a healthy and playful pooch that makes a great companion. Brussels Griffon originated in Belgium while Pug is an English toy spaniel. The genes of these two adorable dogs contribute to the pleasing appearance of Brugs. Brugs derive features like large expressive eyes, shiny and flatter coat and small size from their parents.


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