Pitbull Pug Mix: Your All in One Guide

Are you looking to bring a Pitbull Pug mix to your family?

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In that case, you’re in the right place!

Pitbulls are adorable little dogs that have a bloody past which still haunts this breed’s reputation.

The Pitbull Pug mix is an intelligent, loyal, smart, and playful little dog who had the best of both worlds.

In fact, this dog makes an excellent watchdog!

The dog is a mix between two of the most popular dog breeds in the world—the Pug and the American Pitbull Terrier.

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In this blog post, I will go through the history, physical traits, temperamental traits, etc. of the Pitbull Pug Mix and tell you everything you’ll need to know before bringing one of this pup home.

So, without further ado, let;’s jump right in, shall we?

Here we go.

A Quick Peek at the History: Pitbull Pug Mix

The Pugbull is a designer dog breed which has only been around for a few years.

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Of course, the breed has raised eyebrows because the Pug and Pitbull are a somewhat unconventional mix.

This breed was developed in the 1990s and has since gained popularity all over the world.

However, as with every designer dog breed out there, it is crucial to look at the parent dog breeds to determine how your dog will end up in terms of personality and looks.

Let’s begin.  

The Cute American Pitbull Terrier

Pitbulls are one of the most popular companion dog breeds in the world. These dogs are adorable, loving, and loyal companions.

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However, this breed has a bloody history as the breed was initially bred for the sport of bull baiting.

When this sport became illegal, Pitbulls were fought amongst themselves until that, too, became illegal.

This wasn’t the end for the breed, though.

These were then bred to work at farms as well as trained to become nanny dogs as the breed is good and gentle with kids.

While Pitbulls have come a long way since then, their bloody past still haunts the breed. (unfairly I might add)

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Pitbulls love their owner’s attention and are loyal and loving companions.

However, Pitbulls need a gentle but firm trainer as they can be strong-willed. Other than that, the breed needs plenty of socialization from a young age.

The American Pitbull Terrier shows unmatched courage and is extremely loyal to his master.

The Popular and Cute Pug

Pugs served as companions to the ruling Chinese families in ancient times.

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This dog breed was popular among Chinese Emperors and were furry little companions to the Buddhist monks.

Pugs were first introduced in the European courts somewhere around the 16th century and quickly became popular all across Europe.

These dogs are sociable and gentle companion dogs that have a charming personality.

Pugs have well-developed muscle, the trademark square cobby body, and a deep chest.

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And, they are great with small kids!

These dogs have a smooth yet glossy coat and a cute little curled tail. With a charming personality and adorable looks, Pugs do well as family dogs.

Pugs are intuitive and sensitive with a drive to please their owners.

Let’s Talk Looks: The Adorable Pitbull Pug Mix

Now that you’ve had a peek at the parent breeds of this adorable designer dog, it is time to look at some of the physical traits and features of the Pitbull Pug mix.

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However, there’s one thing that I’d like to get out of the way.

Mixed breed dogs are quite unpredictable in terms of looks, temperament, and personality because it is hard to determine which parent a puppy will take after. So, your Pitbull Pug Mix can:

  • Favor the Pitbull side of his family
  • Favor the Pug side of his family
  • Be a unique mix of both the sides

Don’t be surprised if two pups of the same litter are extremely different in terms of looks.

It’s all a game of the genes.

The Stats: Pitbull Pug Mix Height & Weight

Since Pitbulls and Pugs are of different sizes, the Pitbull Pug Mix is somewhat in the middle. The dog is larger than a Pug but smaller than a Pitbull.

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Generally, the Pitbull Pug Mix is between 13 to 16 inches in height.

  • Female Pitbull Pug Mixes can be between 13 to 15 inches in height
  • Male Pitbull Pug Mixes can be between 14 to 16 inches in height

As I said earlier, this depends on which side of the family your dog takes after.

On average, a Pitbull Chihuahua Mix 20-30 pounds in weight.

  • Female Chihuahua Pug Mixes can be between 20 to 25 pounds in weight
  • Male Chihuahua Pug Mixes can be between 25 to 30 pounds in weight

A Closer Look at Pitbull Pug Mix’s Physique

The Pitbull Pug Mix is bound to have interesting looks since the parent breeds don’t look anything alike. So, this dog will definitely turn some heads when you’re taking him on a walk.

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As with everything else, the Pitbull Pug Mix inherits different things from both the sides of his family.

The Pugpit is usually a smaller version of the American Pitbull and has a muscular physique—especially muscular legs and hindquarters. This dog breed may have a curled tail like the Pug or a skinny one as the Pitbulls.

These dogs are somewhat chubby to look at—which is something that they take from the Pug side of their family.

The dog usually has a short to medium coat which is usually straight.

Pitbull Pug Mix Colors

You can find the Pitbull Pug Mix in a variety of different colors. The exact coloring of your Pitbull Pug mix depends on the side of the family your dog takes after.

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Take a look at some of the most common Pitbull Pug Mix colors:

  • Red
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Fawn
  • Cream
  • Brindle

The colors of your dog’s nose also depends on the genes. Your dog may have a blue, black, or even red nose.

The Personality: Pitbull Pug Mix

The only thing that is certain about your Pitbull Pug Mix’s personality is that you’ll only know your dog once you get to know him!

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A designer dog’s temperament and personality traits are hard to determine because the dog is influenced by both the parent breeds.

The Pugpit is a sweet, charming, loving, and friendly little dogs.

The Pitbull Pug mix makes an extremely intelligent dog which is easy to train and catches onto things quite easily.

These dogs are extremely loyal and affectionate.

Just like the parent breeds, Pugpits are good with children and other pets.

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The Pitbull Pug mix is an excitable dog and needs to be trained not to get too excited or jump around!

Summing Up

The Pitbull Pug mix is a unique designer breed that brings the best of both worlds. These dogs are happy, loving, kind, and affectionate little balls of fur.

These dogs are excitable in nature and love to be around their humans.

They mix the physical traits of the Pitbull and Pug which makes things a little unpredictable.

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However, they make excellent pets.

Have any questions? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!