Over the last thirty years or more, it has become trendy to cross different pedigree dog breeds, thereby creating ‘hybrid’ or ‘designer dogs’ as the breeders and owners fondly refer to them. Designer dog breeders believe they serve specific market demand, but the major kennel clubs are not exactly enthused about the idea.
There is a wide variety to choose from with designer dogs because there are more than 200 different hybrids. You could say there’s a designer dog out there for everyone. In many cases, they’re small, but breeders try to create them for their friendly personalities and cuddly natures.
The Staffy X Pug is one such hybrid, and we will discuss the Staffy Bull Pug cross breed in this article. Oh, and I should mention that hybrids can go by several names, depending on what the breeders call the puppies. You will also find several Staffy crosses these days.
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What Is a Staffy X Pug?
The Staffy X Pug is a mix of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Pug. Not all designer hybrid dogs end up 50 percent purebred to 50 percent purebred. Multi-generation crosses are pretty common among breeders.
This uneven gene distribution makes it challenging to determine the characteristics of each puppy. However, if you’re thinking of getting a Staffy X Pug, choose a reputable breeder whose dogs have produced a few litters. Doing this will help determine the probable outcomes of the pairing.
|11 to 16 inches
|14 to 28lbs
|12 to 15 years
What Is a Staffy Pug Cross Called?
- Staffy X Pug
- Staffy Pug Cross
- Staffy Bull Pug
- Pug X Staffy
Staffy Pug Mix Characteristics
It can be tricky to determine a mixed breed’s characteristics because there are no set guarantees of what features of the parents each pup will inherit.
However, both dog breeds have short coats, so the odds are the puppies will have inherited that feature. The colour of the coat will tend to lean towards the Pug’s fawn coat. Unless the breeder introduced a black Pug parent to the Staffy, the coat would almost certainly be black.
Both breeds have small ears folded slightly, so expect something similar. The Staffy is renowned for its broad head, and the Pug is brachycephalic. What will tend to happen here is some puppies will inherit the very short muzzle of the Pug.
Still, others will have a more elongated muzzle from the Staffy genes. Puppies will certainly be taller than a Pug but not as tall as a Staffy.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Pug Mix Temperament
Staffies and Pugs are renowned for their friendly, laid-back personalities. Both dogs are incredibly human-oriented and like nothing better than cuddling with their humans. That’s not going to change with the offspring.
The Pug is a bit of a clown and a show-off, whereas the Staffy is bold and fearless. So the combination of personalities here should throw up some exciting puppies.
Neither parent breed is challenging to train, although they can be stubborn. Positive reinforcement training is the way forward for the Staffy X Pug.
You’ll need to keep an eye on separation anxiety if you decide to bring home a Staffy Bull Pug; neither of the parent breeds does well left alone for long periods.