Fun Pugalier Facts For Kids

Christian Mba
Oct 20, 2022 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Aug 06, 2021
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Pugalier facts about the companion dog breed that is also a guard dog breed.

Have you ever imagined how a modified pug will be? Then you must see a Pugalier which is a crossbreed of a pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

These dogs have the gentle nature of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the bold characteristics of a pug. The Pugalier is an affectionate and playful companion and is loved by members of all age groups. These pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hybrid dogs are highly entertaining and an excellent lap dog breed that craves human attention.

You must not leave this designer dog breed alone as they easily get bored and feel sad due to separation anxiety. Pugaliers are small dogs with strong parent genes.

Pugaliers belong to one of the designer dog breeds that are susceptible to a number of health issues like breathing problems, dislocating knee caps, hips dysplasia, and heart conditions. As such, these hybrid dogs require considerable maintenance like the parent breed King Cavalier.

Pugaliers have been recognized as a designer dog breed with parent breeds being the pug and the Cavalier by the American Canine Hybrid Club, The Dog Registry of America Inc, and International Designer Canine Registry.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about Pugaliers, which you will surely enjoy. Afterward, do check our other articles on the toy poodle and Pekingese.

Pugalier Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Pugalier?

The Pugalier is a dog that is a pug-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. The Pugalier exhibits the traits of both breeds. Pugaliers bring the bold nature of pug and the gentle nature of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

These dogs are extremely social animals, like the parent breeds (pug and Cavalier King), and can become friendly, even strangers. Pugaliers are affectionate and fun-loving dogs who love to play.

They are small in size and are too cute and sometimes mischievous. As these designer dogs are crossbreeds, they cannot join the American Kennel Club. This King Cavalier and pug hybrid dog breed is recognized by Dog Register of America, Inc, Designer Dogs Kennel Club and International Design Canine Registry.

What class of animal does a Pugalier belong to?

The Pugalier is a crossbreed dog that belongs to the mammalian class due to its ability to give birth to young ones. As the Pugalier is a pug-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix breed, it is regarded as a designer breed.

They come under the Canidae family and the scientific name is Canis lupus familiaris. The Pugalier breed came into being in the 1990s in the United States when the breeders started mating two pure breeds to produce a new breed of healthier dogs.

How many Pugalier are there in the world?

There are no accurate and rough estimates of the total number of Pugaliers in the world. As they are pug-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix breeds, the number is steadily increasing and their conservation is of no concern at present.

Where does a Pugalier live?

A Pugalier lives in a house or apartment or any hospitable environment as these dogs have the gentle nature of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Pugaliers cannot tolerate very cold as well as hot weather and prefer a moderate climate.

Like the parent breeds, the Pugalier requires considerable maintenance to stave off health problems like breathing issues. Hence the Pugalier is suitable for living with a human family like a family member who can take care of all the grooming requirements.

What is a Pugalier habitat?

The ideal habitat of the Pugalier dog would be an environment where these pet dogs get regular exercise and workouts as family pets. Pugaliers are extremely affectionate and playful dogs who love interaction with humans.

The Pugalier is suitable for keeping in an apartment and along with families with children and is naturally adaptable to any suitable environment. Pugaliers can be a little stubborn at times.

Who does Pugalier live with?

The Pugalier is a very friendly dog, they love human contact and do not wish to be alone. Pugaliers prefer an environment where they can exercise daily and live indoors with a family featuring kids.

The Pugalier is an apartment dweller. These crossbreed dogs tend to get bored easily if kept alone and can get separation anxiety. Like the parent breeds, the Pugalier is a very playful dog that love to play with human families and kids, thanks to its friendly temperament.

How long does a Pugalier live?

The Pugalier is a small-sized dog and is a pug-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix, the average lifespan will vary between 10-15 years. The lifespan may vary slightly with respect to the surroundings and the grooming provided.

How do they reproduce?

In order for the reproduction of the Pugalier dog to start, the Pugalier dog female should be of the required age and the heat cycle of the female dog should have started. On the other side, the male Pugalier dog should be of age and tall enough to be able to mount the female.

The reproduction of a Pugalier process starts between a male and a female Pugalier dog when the male Pugalier dog tends to mount the female from the rear side.

After a firm connection, they will stay in this position from 5-30 minutes before disengaging.

The pregnancy period of a Pugalier can range between 58-68 days and thereafter, the female Pugalier will give birth to a cute litter size of between 6-8 puppies. The appearance and coat color possibilities depend on the dominant parent breeds.

What is their conservation status?

A Pugalier is a mix of pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeds and they have a healthy population. Hence, Pugaliers do not face any extinction threat. Kids especially love this pet dog breed for their friendly traits, hence their existence is of no worries at present.

Pugalier Fun Facts

What do Pugaliers look like?

A Pugalier is a crossbreed of a pug and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are small and cute companion dogs without any breathing difficulties. They have squishy faces like the pugs but have a longer nose and ears.

Their skull is like that of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They have a short coat and the coat colors are mostly solid. Apricot, fawn, white, or sometimes fawn with back markings are the colors.

The Pugalier's appearance draws from both the parent breeds.

How cute are they?

Pugalier dogs are affectionate and social dogs that can become good companions with their joyful temperament and friendly traits. They are similar in appearance to pugs. They are of an extremely social nature and known for their cuteness and innocence in their appearance.

How do they communicate?

Being a social and friendly dog, Pugalier is very good at communicating and interacting with human emotions and gestures. They use sounds for communication like barks, whines, howls, and so on. They also can communicate using scents and also by marking territories.

How big is a Pugalier?

A Pugalier is a small dog and has an average length of 11-14 in (27.9-35.5 cm) which is larger than a chihuahua. However, it is much smaller than the English Cocker Spaniel.

How fast can a Pugalier move?

As the Pugalier is a pug-Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix, they are not very swift in running.

How much does a Pugalier weigh?

On an average scale, an adult Pugalier weighs around 13-22 lb (5.9-9.9 kg). This may vary depending on the diet, exercise, and surroundings.

What are the male and female names of the species?

As the Pugalier is a dog breed, its species is C. lupus. A male Pugalier is called a dog and a female Pugalier is called a bitch.

What would you call a baby Pugalier?

A baby Pugalier is called a puppy.

What do they eat?

Pugaliers are omnivores in terms of their diet. Their diet includes fruits, vegetables, meat, and bones.

Are they poisonous?

Pugalier is not poisonous at all. They love their owners and have a very affectionate and gentle nature.

Would they make a good pet?

Pugaliers make an excellent pet for families as they are hypoallergenic. They are loved by every age group and get along well with children as they do not bark a lot.

They are apartment dwellers and are adaptable to any environment. Pugalier temperament can sometimes be extremely stubborn and are good guard dogs. Like, Pugs they love human interaction and feel bored if they are kept alone from their owners.

They are excellent pets for first-time dog owners, senior citizens, and especially good for children. Taking them regularly to a dog park is the best way to provide adequate exercise in an urban environment.

Did you know...

Common health problems of Pugalier include eye problems, skin problems, and heart problems. The diseases which affect them are patella luxation, hip dysplasia, heart condition, and skin infections.

Pugalier puppy price will vary between $600-$1500 based on factors like breeders, coat length, health conditions, and overall appearance.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel gained popularity as a pet of King Charles I and King Charles II of England back in the 1600s.

Is the Pugalier easy to train?

The Pugalier is an intelligent dog and picks up the commands of the owners easily. They sometimes lose interest and become distracted; so they should be constantly engaged and training them is actually fun.

They should be socialized as they love interacting. They love playing and regular exercise should be given. Their grooming requirement is easy to be taken care of.

Pugalier life expectancy

Pugaliers are a mix of pug-Cavalier Charles Spaniel dogs and have a life expectancy of 10-15 years.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these Tibetan mastiff facts and Dogo Argentino facts pages.  

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Pugalier coloring pages.

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