Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesPugsund
Scientific NameCanis Lupus Familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupCompanion Group, Designer Group
Bred ForCompanion for Family
SizeSmall to Medium-Sized
Life Span12-15 Years
Ideal Weight15-25 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height11 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeSmooth or Wiry
Common ColorsBrown, Fawn,Silver, Black, Tan
AvailabilityWidely Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToDachshund

The Daug is the result of mixing two small-sized dog breeds: Pug and Dachshund. It inherits the mixed traits from both of its parents. It can make an excellent pet for a family who wants a cuddle, entertaining, and fun buddy.

Daug is suitable for a family of all age and can do great in an apartment too as they do not need a big place to perform their daily activities.

Daug is a small to medium-sized dog with the mixed appearance of both of its parents. The muzzle is of small to medium length but not as small as the Pug. The body is often heavily built with muscular legs and body. There might be folded skin on the forehead area and on the snout.

Temperament, Behavior, an Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Daug is mixed that it gets from its parents. It can have the comical and stubborn nature of the Pug and lively, courageous like Dachshund. They are very friendly that gets along with other pets including cats, dogs, and other small animals very well.

Behavior: Daug loves the company of its people and if they are left alone for a long time without any company, they will get depressed and destructive. So, it is necessary to keep them a company even other pets in the house with whom they can play.

Personality: The personality of the Daug is calm, intelligent and devoted. They are not an aggressive dog but are calm and friendly with people, even strangers. However, if they sense danger from the strangers, they become alert and protective of their people and territory.

Daug playing.

Is Daug Child-Friendly?

Daug gets along with children very well. They are friendly and entertaining that can make a great play partner for small and older kids.

Although they are great with children, small kids might play rough and hurt them. So, it is necessary to always supervise their interaction. They do very well with older kids who are gentle with them but small kids need to be taught to behave around Daug.


Daug can be stubborn sometimes which can make training them tough. However, with consistent and firm leadership they can be trained. Start training from an early age.

Daug tend to respond well to positive methods of training so reward them with treats as a source of motivation. Never treat them harshly as this might scare them and may not be able to concentrate on the training.


  • Daug is a hybrid that is created recently so it has no yet been recognized by any major kennel club.
  • It is originated in the United States with many other designer breeds.

Health Issue

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesBloat, Patellar Luxation, Allergies,
Lens Luxation, Hip Dysplasia,
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Distemper, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingAverage Drooler
GroomingMinimal Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
AllergiesSkin Allergy
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 20%
Fat: 8%
Digestive Enzymes

The Daug can inherit the following health issues from its parent breeds:

  • Bloat: It is also called gastric dilatation which is painful for your dog and causes breathing problems. The sign will be panting, it looks like your dog is vomiting but nothing comes out. If you see these signs, immediately take your dog to the vet for the treatment as it can even kill your dog if not treated on time.
  • Allergies: It is a situation that is caused due to the contact of foreign particles that is not good for your dog. The sign includes itching of the skin in an area or the whole body. Other signs might be constant sneezing or coughing. Consult a vet for the right treatment.


The Daug comes in the combination of the following colors:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Silver
  • Fawn
  • Tan


Cost: The average cost of the Daug puppy is between $700-$900 USD. It might rise up with the quality of the breeders.


Height: The average height of the Daug is between 11-13 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Daug is between 15-25 pounds.

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