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Puggit History

The Puggit is a toy-sized, short-haired, brindled, spitz-type molossoid created in England in the mid-1990s. This medium-sized, muscular, compact, square-proportioned, sturdy, and robust, sporting Spitz is characterized by its short, smooth, glossy, silky, and fine haired coat, big round head, strong muzzle, small pointed ears, and distinctive dark face mask. The Puggit is a descendant of the Pekingese and the Bichon Frise. The Puggit’s ancestors include the Chow Chow, the Bulldog, the Lhasa Apso, the Shih Tzu, the Pomeranian, the Maltese, the Japanese Chin, the Brussels Griffon, the Havanese, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. As a crossbred, the Puggit is expected to be healthy. Prospective owners, however, should be warned, as there have been many instances of health problems in the offspring of the Puggit. The first generation, or F1, hybrids are usually healthier than their later generations as their genetic composition is still relatively uniform.

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Puggit Physical Characteristics

The Pug is a toy-sized, shorthaired breed of dog that is typically between 13 and 15 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 15 and 18 pounds. They have a small, compact, slightly curved body with a shorter, thicker, wrinkled face. The Pug has a round head, small, dark eyes, and a pushed-in nose. They have a curly, long haired, blunt tail, and a straight, flat, fairly large ear. The coat of a Pug is usually fawn or apricot in color.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Fawn, Blue, Cream, Red, Sable, White, Brindle, Brown

Height Range

Male Height Range: 11 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 16 lbs

Female Weight Range: 10 – 16 lbs

Puggit Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Puggit Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Periodontal Disease, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye), Entropion, Ectropion, Portacaval Shunt, Demodectic Mange, Cataracts, Epilepsy, Leg Fractures, Hypothyroidism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Atopy

Puggit Temperament and Behaviour

The Puggit is a friendly and confident breed of dog. They are described as an energetic, happy, and outgoing breed. They are a great companion for kids, and get along well with other animals. They are often described as a clown that enjoys making people laugh.

Puggit Activity Requirements

The Puggies are an energetic little dog that enjoys nothing more than spending time with their family. They are outgoing, curious, and generally quite playful. Like most small, short-haired breeds, the Puggies are best suited to a warm climate. If you live in an area with cold winters or spend a lot of time outdoors, a Puggie might not be the breed for you. While a Puggy doesn’t need a lot of exercise, they do like to play. A game of fetch or tug-of-war is a great way to keep them entertained. In addition to a walk or outdoor playtime, your Puggie may also enjoy some indoor games. They love to be with their family, so any activity you can do together will be a hit. Consider training your Puggie to do tricks or compete in an agility or obedience class.

Miles Per Day

7 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Puggit is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Puggit is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Puggit is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Puggit is part of the Unclassified group.

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