Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesPug Siberian Husky mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupWorking Dog
Companion Dog
Bred ForFamily companion
Recognized ByDRA
Life Span12-15 years
Ideal Weight30-60 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height16-22 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeLong or short, straight, smooth
Common ColorsBlack, Gray, White, Silver
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsModerately suitable
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToPug
Siberian Husky

The Hug is the designer breed that is created by mixing Siberian Husky and Pug. It is also known as Pugsky. It is mixed of completely different dog breed in term of size and also behavioral traits. While Siberian Husky is a sled dog, the Pug is a comical companion dog.

The appearance of the Pugsky depends on the genes it gets from its parent breeds. It can have a squished face like that of that Pug with a dark patch of the mask on its face. Or they can have pointy ears, medium muzzle like that of the Siberian Husky.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Hug depends on the characteristics that it inherits from its parents. They are very playful and fun that loves being with their family playing or just laying by their side. They are affectionate in nature and are very loyal and devoted to the family.

Behavior: Hugs needs constant attention from their people and they thrive on their attention. If they are left alone for a long time without anyone by there side, they become depressed and even get destructive.

Personality: Hugs have mischievous personality and they are always running here and there, playing, having fun. They are a cheerful and happy breed who enjoy playing, so take them out for a walk or play regularly.

Is Hug Child-Friendly?

Hugs are good with children as they are playful who loves playing with children. They do not mind their pinching and harsh behavior, so the kids do great with Hugs. Although, they are friendly, always supervise their interaction so the children do not show harshness on your hugs.

Hug sitting with a girl
Hug sitting with a girl.
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Training Hug is not so difficult as they are eager to please their owner and are mostly focused on the training. They tend to respond well to positive reinforcement so provide them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises. Provide them with consistent training and always be patient with them. Do not use force hand or harsh words on them, as they might get scared and may not be able to focus on the training.

Hug sitting on the floor
Hug sitting on the floor.
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  • Both parent breeds of Hug is originated in Asia.
  • The Siberian Husky is always the mother of the Hug’s litter.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Lens Luxation,
Patellar Luxation
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingMinima Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialLow
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 8%

The Hug can inherent some possible health problems from its parent breeds.

  • Hip dysplasia: Hugs tends to inherit hip dysplasia from its parent. It is a health condition that is caused due to underdeveloped of the hip joints. There is a sharp pain on the back of your dog which makes it difficult to move from one place to another.
  • Obesity: The Hug is likely to face the problem of obesity. Their eating habit needs to be controlled. Do not overfeed them as it will invite joints and bone problems. So, feed them with a properly balanced diet.


The Hug comes in the following colors:

  • White
  • Brindle
  • Gray
  • Black
  • Red
  • Silver


Hug Puppy
Hug Puppy sitting.
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Size: The average height of the Hug is between 16-22 inches and the average weight is between 30-60 pounds.

Cost:The average cost of the Hug puppy is between $600-$1200 USD.

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