Animal Stories - Chug

Animal-World Information about: Chug

  The Chug is an attentive and active companion, and though it has a short history it is one of the most sought after hybrids around.
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Melissa - 2014-04-11
My husband and I have a friend staying with us due to divorce. It's okay HE IS GREAT, EX NOT SO MUCH. Anyhow, he is working out of town this week and this is my first time with his dog. My family also has a cocker/poodle who is 10 yrs old. She is also still peppy for her age. My pup tries to share toys and all which is great. But I was wondering, how do I help Lo Lo stop having gas? Also, would like to know how to make Lo Lo feel more comfortable in the house. I also have an 8 yr old child who loves them both. Any answers about the situation would be great because the dogs are so cute together. But want new pup to be feeling safe.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-04-12
    What type of food are you feeding him? Just changing to a higher quality food type can help improve gas. To help him feel more comfortable, just give him time! If he's already playing with your other dog and your child, he is probably well on his way to feeling comfortable! :)
arlene - 2014-01-28
Hi, i have a chug tht my father rescued from the garbage disposer he brought her to me when she was 3mths daughter named her beauty.. she is very playful and loves my daughter but unfortunately my daughter has asthma and lately beauty been shedding so much hair and im afraid im gonna have to give her breaks my heart because i already have a year with her and i love her so im writing here to see if this is normal for a chug and if anyone has any remedy or suggestons on what to do.. i know my daughters health comes first but when my daughter hears we giving her away she starts to cry my daughter has no siblings so beauty is her best friend.. :(

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-28
    She sounds like a great pet, and I would try to alleviate the problem rather than anything else. Because of their heritage they are big shedders. You can't prevent her from shedding but regular grooming can help reduce the amount of hair that falls out. Regularly brush your chug to help remove loose hair. Bathing once a month will help also, but too much bathing can cause dry skin. Still you can use a wet towel and rub your chug's fur. The damp towel will also catch loose hairs.
  • Anonymous - 2014-01-28
    thank you clarice..i will do that.
  • arlene - 2014-01-28
    Thank you clarice, I will do that.. so chugs are big shedders..ohno!!! :'(
  • Alana - 2014-03-27
    Hi Arlene. Before you get rid of your beloved dog, know that it is normal for Pugwawas to be shedders. They lose hair frequently, but if you brush them daily and wash them once every 2 or 3 weeks, they usually are just normal shedders. Do not get rid of your dog; it sounds like your daughter needs her in her life. Best of luck to you, Alana.
Kass - 2014-03-20
I have an adorable little chug girl, and I am very anxious on spaying her because I have heard a lot of stories about smaller dogs not doing as well in surgery. Has anyone had complications or should I really have nothing to worry about? :)

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  • Alana - 2014-03-27
    I adopted a 10 month old Chihuahua Pug from the humane society about a year ago. She was there for almost a month, and I could not figure out why someone wouldn't have gotten her already! She was discounted for her size, as she was only 8 pounds, and there was no picture of her. I went to the humane society...the second I picked her up, I fell in love. She walked like a ballerina and kept checking over her shoulder to make sure I was still with her when I walked her. Then I held her for about 10 minutes and she actually hung on to me! Just hooked her little paws right through my shirt and over my shoulder. Precious. She was very easy to potty train and is very intelligent--she is also funny and likes messing around with me! She gets so happy and excited whenever I am with her or give her a treat--and she is so well behaved! I highly recommend a Pugwawa for anyone looking for a dog. She is small and compact, so easy to transport, but is gentle and calm, and does excellently with young children. She doesn't bite or snap, and her bark (which is very deep and throaty, not yappy like a Chihuahua) is something I only hear when there is someone at the door or if she sees a mouse. Very smart dog, alert and kind. She is very loyal, and now that I have her trained where the potty pen is, will scratch at the bottom of the door or my shoes when she has to go out. I open the door, let her out, and a few minutes later, there will be the scratching again! Best doggie in the world. I love her!
katrina - 2011-11-18
I have pugwawas for sale. I am from Twin Falls id if anyone would like to know more just comment back!

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  • Juli Tucker - 2014-02-18
    Hi, Do you still have pugwawas for sale? We live in Sandpoint and can travel to Idaho Falls. Thank you, Juli Tucker 208-610-3498
  • Juli Tucker - 2014-03-05
    Hi, Do you still have your puppies for sale? We are looking to buy a chug. We recently lost our 8 year old baby and are heartbroken. Thank you, Juli Tucker 208-610-3498
Lea - 2014-01-05
Hi there we got a chug about 4mths ago he has just turned 2 he has a great nature as I have 3 kids 3yr old 1yr old n 10yr old n he's great will them all thing is he was in bed with my daughter last night n at half 5 this morning he seems to have had a seizure yelping a horrible screaming noise n was unable to move n peed my daughter who's 10 was distraught n lay stroking him while he had the seizure I'm a single parent I'm going to take him to pdsa tomorrow just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced anything like this with there dog x I really hope he's going to b ok as we r all very find of him xxx

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-05
    Wow, what a scary experience. Wishing you all the best with him, such a great pet. Please let us know what you find out.
  • dawn - 2014-01-09
    Omg I'd be devastated. I have got a 7 month old chug called bella and she is my life.....hope he is ok and please keep us informed.
Anonymous - 2013-12-24
I just got a 6 week pug/chi, I am not sure how much to feed her and how often. She is so tiny I just want to hold her all the time. How often she I feed her at this age ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    Small breeds like chug puppies should be fed 3 times a day. Usually offer about a cup of puppy small breed food for each feeding (good ones are Eukanueba, Iams, and Hills Science Diet), but be sure to read and follow the suggestions on the bag for her weight. Also if she is built more like a Chihuahua rather than a pug, you may want to give her slightly less at each feeding to avoid weight problemes.

Heidi - 2013-10-24
I have a senior Chug rescued from a local Shelter. This baby started off very happy and very playful. After a week this poor baby has stopped being playful and sleeps constantly. She is not eating, and she continues to get sick not long after eating, but it is not food she is spitting up, it is bile. I have taken her to the emergency room and they said her blood tests show no problems. Please anyone, can you give advice to someone who knows nothing about caring for this little girl, she is so precious, and I fear I am losing her quickly.

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  • J Barr - 2013-12-14
    Possible food allergy. Will be a challenge but try starting with various forms of nothing but sweet potatoes for minimum of 10 days to see if any positive result. Resist temptation to add anything to make it more appealing!
John - 2013-11-28
I have a 3½-year-old Chug named Hitch (so named because he looks a lot like Alfred Hitchcock in profile), who I adopted about a year ago. Despite a rocky start (he's extremely smart and devoted to me; when I would go to work, he very quickly figured out how to break out of his crate and into the kitchen drawers and doors, and I came home more than once to ankle-deep garbage and kitchen detritus), with some patience and training and a lot a lot of long walks, he's become the best dog EVER, and one of the best little friends I've ever had.

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  • Judy Minkin - 2013-12-12
    I adopted Taffy from the Plano Animal Shelter where I was told she was a Chiweenie.  However her tail is curled to the left and now that she is one year old, I am convinced she is a Chihuahua/Pug mix.  Her body is muscular and she weighs just under 15 pounds.  Her muzzle looks like a Chihuahua with floppy ears; her coat is fawn-colored (hence the name Taffy).  I was calling her a ChiPuggy until I learned that there was a mix called Chug.
Anonymous - 2013-11-13
I have a chug, I've had her since she was 11 months old. A friend gave her to us. She is beige and a black face and at times, she is beautiful and loveable. She is great with kids.

Trinette - 2012-10-22
Hello folks, I have what I suspect is a Chug. His name is Benji. A of a friend of mine needed to rehouse him and I accepted. I believe him to be about a year old but I'm not sure. I have a 13 yr. old female black pug that is blind in one eye and going blind in the other. He is a bit much for her but they are learning to get along. I can tell he is very intelligent and learns quickly. I'm looking forward to many years of bonding with him. As he is unaltered I wonder if this will be a problem for him or if neutering is best. I believe in neutering my animals as I am not a breeder nor want to be an accidental one. My pug is spayed so no accidents here. He doesn't hump people and has figured out that my pug doesn't want to be humped for dominance or pleasure. Thank you for your earlier comments about your chugs.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-23
    I think it is always good to spay/neuter a pet if you aren't intending to breed.  The two pups should bond and get along quite well and I think you will find the Chug will lead the Pug around helping with the lack of sight which is a good thing.
  • Anonymous - 2012-12-09
    We just got a chug a week ago and she keeps biting and nibbling. How do I reduce the nibbling and biting?