Fun Terrier Pug Mix Facts For Kids

Oluniyi Akande
Nov 16, 2022 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Read these Boston Terrier Pug mix facts
Age: 3-18
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The Buggs are mixed breeds of the Boston Terrier and the Pug dog. This mixed breed might have started naturally, but in 1980 it was bred intentionally in North America as one of the designer dog breeds. Over the years, the Bugg breeding continued due to the rising demand.

For first-time pet owners, the Bugg's small size makes it easy to manage. The Buggs are not hypoallergenic but they have short coats that only shed a little so this is one of the best pets for people who have mild allergies. If you have brought a Bugg puppy home, do feed the Bugg puppies in time and since they are cute little dogs, take proper care to avoid health issues. The Bugg is a friendly dog. They love playing even with children. However, you must provide proper training to the Buggs when they are puppies to avoid unwanted incidents.

Remember, the Bugg is an attention seeker. They are happy when they get attention from their owners. So read on for fantastic facts about the Bugg to learn how to give them the love they need. Also, find out about the Drever and Australian Retriever dogs.

Boston Terrier Pug Mix Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Boston Terrier Pug Mix?

The Boston Terrier Pug is a small dog. Like their parents, the Boston Terrier and Pug, the Buggs are ideal family pets. They are very outgoing and friendly, making them the perfect companion.

What class of animal does a Boston Terrier Pug Mix belong to?

The Boston Terrier Pug belongs to the class mammal and family Canidae. Like their parent breeds, Boston Terriers and Pug, they belong to the same class and family.

How many Boston Terrier Pugs are there in the world?

The Boston Terrier Pug mix's exact number is unknown since it is rare and primarily bred in the breeding centers.

Where does a Boston Terrier Pug Mix live?

The Boston Terrier Pug, also known as Bugg dog, lives in a house with its owners and family members. Since they are very small-size dogs, they are kept indoors to protect them from predators  attacking them.

Since they are little dogs, the Boston Terrier and Pug mix are subject to separation anxiety symptoms. By training them, you can do to avoid this concern. Initially, you can start by leaving them in a room for short periods. They are easy to train and are obedient.

What is a Boston Terrier Pug's habitat?

The Boston Terrier Pug mixed breed dog is mainly found in North America. They were first bred in 1980 in North America. Since they are bred in the breeding centers, they are not exposed to the wild.

They are small-size domesticated dogs habituated to staying in a house, mostly indoors, to keep themselves safe from predators. They are exposed to the outside environment only when the owners take them for a walk or exercise and play session. The Pug Boston Terrier mix is also found in shelters and rescue centers.

Who do Boston Terrier Pugs live with?

The Pug Boston Terrier dog breeds are found living with people. Also known as Bugg dog, it loves to live in the people's company. They are the perfect companion for people living alone. However, if the Buggs are left alone, they might show separation anxiety symptoms.

How long does a Boston Terrier Pug Mix live?

The Boston Terrier Pug mix life expectancy is around 10-15 years. Feed Boston Terrier Pug daily with about one to one and a half cups of dry dog food to grow up strong and live long without health problems.

How do they reproduce?

A Terrier Pug mix puppy is born by the process of sexual reproduction. However, since it is a rare breed, only the certified designer breeders usually breed them with their parent breeds- the Boston Terrier and the Pug. So, the breed's purity is maintained, and no serious health issues occur.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status is Not Evaluated.

Boston Terrier Mix Fun Facts

What do Boston Terrier Pugs look like?

The Boston Terrier Pug is a small cute little adorable dog also known as Bugg dog. Since the Boston Terrier Pug is a mixed breed of the Boston Terrier and the Pug, it has a similar appearance to their parent breeds. Its average height is 17 in (43.2 cm)  and weighs around 25 lb (11.3 kg). The males are larger than the females.

The Boston Terriers and the Pug mixed breed dogs have short, dense, and fine coats which shed less and require less grooming. They have large protruding eyes, either blue or brown. They are round or almond in shape and look like they will pop out. They have a black nose and hanging ears, and the skin around the nose is wrinkled to give it a cute look. The Boston Terrier Pug mix's black and white shades look very attractive on them. You will never get bored loving and playing with them.

Facts about the Boston Terrier Pug mix are useful for pet owners.

How cute are they?

The Bugg is a cute little dog with short legs and a short tail. It has a mini, smushed face with a short flat nose and large bulging eyes. With their cute looks, they are even more adorable and loving. Due to their temperament, they make the ideal companions. They know how to please their owners, making them easy to train.

The coat color comprises black, brown, brindle, and white shades. They have a short coat that requires minimal grooming. You need to brush and bathe them once a week. Let this cute baby brighten your day. They are jealous of other family pets; the Boston Terrier and Pug mix might bark to get their owners' attention. They are active and would love to get involved in a play session. They do not require much exercise. It will crawl towards your lap and sit cozily next to you when watching TV, making this little pup even cuter!

How do they communicate?

The Buggs dog breeds get vocal when treasuring something they love, when competing with other pets, and when they want to grab the family members' attention. They also tend to bark when an unwanted visitor enters their territory. When they are young, they need human interaction to be disciplined, social, and friendly. Obedient training while the Boston Terrier Pug mix is a puppy can instill discipline at an early age.

How big is a Boston Terrier Pug Mix?

The Bugg dog breed is around 10-17 in (25.4-43.12 cm) tall. In comparison, its parent breed, the Pug dog's average height is 14.2 in (36 cm) tall. The Bugg dog breed is three times bigger than the Pug dog.

How fast can a Boston Terrier Pug Mix run?

The Buggs parent breed Boston Terriers runs at a speed of 18 mph (29 kph),, and the Pug runs at a speed of 5-10 mph(8-16 kph). It is estimated that the Buggs can run at an average speed of 18 mph (29 kph).

How much does a Boston Terrier Pug Mix weigh?

The Buggs weigh around 15-25 lb (6.8-11.3 kg). The Bugg dogs love to eat a lot. Remember to feed them appropriately to avoid any health problems like obesity.

What are their male and female names of the species?

The male species is known as a stud, and the female species is known as a bitch.

What would you call a baby Boston Terrier Pug Mix?

The baby Boston Terrier Pug mix dog breeds are known as Boston Terrier Pug mix puppy or Pug Boston Terrier mix puppy.

What do they eat?

The Buggs are small dogs and love to eat food. Although they are small in size, the Bugg dog breed likes to eat a lot. They might continue to eat whatever is given to them throughout the day, so you have to avoid overfeeding them.

It is essential to take care of their food eating habits. It is necessary to feed the Bugg puppies with about one to one and a half  cups of healthy and nutritious dog food. They also feed on cooked chicken, leafy vegetables, eggs, and fruits. But remember, they do well with dry dog food.

Are they slobbery?

No, they are not slobbery. However, average drooling is common in dogs. The dogs usually drool at the smell of the food or are hungry or excited for sexual interaction, playing games or tired, and stressed out. Similarly, the Buggs may be found to drool when they are hungry. If they drool more than usual, you should take them to proper vet care to avoid further health issues.

Would they make a good pet?

Yes, they would make an excellent pet for first-time owners or those living alone or living with families or living in an apartment. The Buggs are easily adaptable to every household. They are spunky, obedient, playful, intelligent, devoted, and friendly, the perfect companion for those staying alone or with families. However, training them at an early age is crucial, so they learn to be social and friendly. Since they are easy to train, you won't have any teaching issues. They learn quickly to impress their owners.

They are affectionate and playful; they love being around their owners. One of the Boston Terrier Pug's unique qualities is that they tend to pick a favorite human from the family members. It often tries to stick to its side. The Pug and Boston Terrier mix puppies should be trained at an early age not to develop territorial instincts. They are also suitable pets for individuals suffering from mild allergies since they shed less.

Did you know...

The following dog clubs recognize the Bugg: American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Designer Breed Registry, the International Designer Canine Registry, and Dog Registry of America, Inc.

The Bugg dog breed is a brachycephalic breed which means it has a short skull and a mushed face with a short nose. It would be best to take them for a respiratory health check-up to avoid suffering from the brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome.

Another health issue of the Buggs is Patellar Luxation. It is an issue with the knee joint.

The Buggs eye sockets are of little depth, which means that they might come out if the eyes get hurt. Such a condition of the eyeballs is known as proptosis (which is the displacement of the eyeballs).

Since its parent breed's personality is similar, you can quickly determine the Buggs' mood.

What is a Boston Terrier Pug Mix called?

The Boston Terrier Pug mix is known as Bugg. Also, it is sometimes called Pugin. It actually has recognized names: In the American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry and Designer Dogs Kennel Club, it is known as Buggs. In the International Designer Canine Registry, it is referred to as Bugg.

Having your own Boston Terrier Pug Mix

You can buy a Boston Terrier Pug mix puppy dog from a shelter or rescue center or dog breeders. If you buy from a breeder, the Boston Terrier Pug mix puppies cost around $575-$1600. If you can't afford to buy them, you can check out the pet shelters or rescue centers and adopt them.

Some of the breeders of Buggs include Professional Boxers ETC (ME), Goldenrod Streams (NJ), The Happy Woofer (DE), Greenfield Puppies (PA), and

You should provide the Pug Boston Terrier mix puppies with proper training to make them social and friendly. The Buggs have a life expectancy of 10-15 years. Providing them a healthy diet and proper training will make the Buggs the best companion to warm up your homes. If you are looking for a lap dog, this is the perfect pet for you to cuddle with you and follow you around.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals including Peekapoo, or Brazilian terrier.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our Boston terrier coloring pages.

Terrier Pug Mix Facts

What Did They Prey On?

Dry dog food, chicken, leafy vegetables, eggs, fruits

What Type of Animal were they?

Plants and Meat

Average Litter Size?


How Much Did They Weigh?

10-25 lb (4.5-11.3 kg)

What habitat Do they Live In?

homes, shelters, rescue centers, breeding centers

Where Do They Live?

north america

How Long Were They?


How Tall Were They?

10-17 in (25.4-43.2 cm )







Scientific Name

Canis lupus familiaris

What Do They Look Like?

Brown, white, cream, black with tuxedo, brindle

Skin Type

Short coat

What Are Their Main Threats?


What is their Conservation Status?

Not Evaluated
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Oluniyi AkandeDoctorate specializing in Veterinary Medicine

With an accomplished background as a Veterinarian, SEO content writer, and public speaker, Oluniyi brings a wealth of skills and experience to his work. Holding a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Ibadan, he provides exceptional consulting services to pet owners, animal farms, and agricultural establishments. Oluniyi's impressive writing career spans over five years, during which he has produced over 5000 high-quality short- and long-form pieces of content. His versatility shines through as he tackles a diverse array of topics, including pets, real estate, sports, games, technology, landscaping, healthcare, cosmetics, personal loans, debt management, construction, and agriculture.

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