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Pug Hybrid Purebreeds – Brug?

Ok, so this info is originally from ljcfyi, but I think it’s good enough to post here, too. There’s a list of Hybrid Purebreeds.

I’ve picked out the most interesting Pug Hybrids:

  • Brug (Pug Brussels Griffon Mix)
  • Pugapoo (Pug Poodle Mix) — scroll down to the puppies, once you’re there.
  • Pugshire (Pug Yorkshire Terrier Mix)
  • Puggle (Pug Beagle Mix)

There are a lot more, but those were the most interesting looking. I wasn’t sure what the Brugs reminded me of, but Tricia nailed it head on — they look like Ewoks.

Also, there’s been some negativity in the comments. Please, if you’re going to comment, keep it nice. Oh, and if someone does post a nasty comment, I will remove it. Their comments are meant only to incite you. Some strange people have fun going onto the internet and getting people mad at them — they’re called “trolls.” Don’t let their comments bother you, because that’s what they want to happen.

Note: there is a discussion in the forums about this topic.

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  Chewie wrote @ July 23rd, 2006 at 9:59 am

Hybrid Purebreeds is not accurate….Hybrids are mutts with fancy names so people can charge more for them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love them….The brugs are ewoks!!!!! brilliant!! I’m all for buying the dog you want and love, purebreed, designer, or straight up mutt!

  Kara wrote @ July 25th, 2006 at 6:01 pm

Hi Gizmo & Gadget!
I’m changing the URL of Kritter & Gizmo’s blog, and I’m telling everyone I link to in case they read it. It’s now http://www.flatnosedpups.com or http://www.flatnosedpups.blogspot.com

  Laura Amman wrote @ August 4th, 2006 at 6:27 pm

I have seen the pictures if brugs on the inernet, specifically Louis and Oskar, and was instantly smitten. I have been breeding pugs and recently started puggles. I think the brug should be the new “it” dog as it is the cutest damn dog ever! A shaggy haired pug! I mean really! I am going to breed my pug mama with a brussels now. I hope people see what I see ’cause I am very excited. Oh and all you hybrid haters out there just shut up how do you think dog breeds came into existance in the first place. -L

  Maryann Evans wrote @ November 20th, 2006 at 11:58 am

I have a Brug, and am totally in love with him. He if full of mischief and into everything, but is so cute you can’t get mad at him. He’s 5 months old, 7lbs, and has no clue he is this small. He has the greatest personality. I recommend this breed to everyone.

  Pud’s Mom wrote @ February 12th, 2007 at 12:07 am

I have a pug/rotweiler hybrid named Pud Pud. He’s very cute and he’s the best mannered dog I’ve ever seen! Completely calm and lovable. I’m glad I found a website with a lot of interesting hybrids that I’ve never heard of. I think it’s fun!

  Sassy wrote @ February 15th, 2007 at 9:18 pm


I just wanted to say that I was given a pug X mini fox terrier for Christmas and he is the most amazing little thing. The dog was so easy to train and handle, and has the best manners and personality that I could have asked for in a companion. I dont know if he is called a “Poxy” or a “Fug” but either way I call him Max and he is an angel!!!

Regards, Sassy

  Cat wrote @ June 16th, 2007 at 12:13 pm

I have a black Brug named Maggie and she is so much fun and makes us laugh all the time. She is training very well, and is only 4 months old. She is already sixteen pounds, though, so I suspect she may be prone to the larger genepool mix. She is still plenty small enough for me to handle at my age, and that was important when we chose to get a dog. Then she chose ME when I went to see my niece’s new brug brood. I’m delighted to find a site that caters to us mixed-breed lovers!

  How To Find a Pug Breeder | Urban Pug wrote @ March 31st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

[…] breeder should not sell pug hybrids. While Puggles, Brugs, and Pugapoos are certainly cute, you are more likely to get a higher quality […]

  Michelle wrote @ June 8th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

I have 4 week old Brug pups, if you are interested please contact me. I am not a professional breeder. This is a one time litter. The babes are too adorable to resist.

  Jill wrote @ October 26th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

I breed chugs, Pug and Chi

  Arvin wrote @ March 25th, 2009 at 7:47 am

Anyone know where i can get a brug in South Africa?

  Ren wrote @ June 9th, 2009 at 3:26 am

Hey, i have a brussels griffion x pug. And he is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. We brought him as a pure breed brussels griffon from a pet store wit no papers. But over the last 3 years of having him he has shown many pug traits. He has a curly tail and a wider face and more wringly face, he is short haired/ smooth cote with the posture of a pug yet the trim body of a griffon. When ever anyone would meet him they would greet him as a pug if they hadnt met a brussels griffon before. And a vet once told me he had definite Pug in him. But i didnt no what to say wen people asked! and now i no there is such hybrid with a name, a Brug!!! thankyou random Brug website!!!!

  gerri wrote @ January 6th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I own a brug and she is adoreable. She’s smart funny cute cuddly and great with our kids. We can’t get enough of her!!!!

  Chena wrote @ February 16th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

We adopted a Brug from the Oregon Humane Society. Aside from being diagnosed with Yeast Candida, having chronic yeast ear infections and constant itching to the bone…he is THEE BEST, most cutest, cuddliest, grateful thing we have ever adopted. I love him to death, named him Chewy from Star Wars (not a fan of SW, but he looks identical). He’s 5, has a severe under bite, great with kids of all ages, loves old people (I work at an assisted living facility), and doesn’t mind our guinea pigs or cats. I just can’t get enough of him!!!!

  Thomas G wrote @ March 11th, 2010 at 3:23 am

Last January 2009 my mom was given a Brug by her sister. Her name was LuLu. So as a puppy we let her keep her name, LuLu. She is the greatest and most inteligent dog that I have ever known, so far. She is loving and playful. Also, she has a keen sence to love and be protective of other people by just sitting close to them. LuLu is very spoiled rotten! She is a very happy young dog. I say again, very smart dog breed. She has showed me how to play fetch. LuLu will bring a toy to me when she wants to ply. If I am busy then, she rubs the toy against my leg or foot. She also, sqeeks the noise making toys to get my attention until I play with her. She will also, stand in front of me and throw her toy as if to play fetch and catch it plus, repeat this over and over until I get the hint to play fetch by throwing her toy down the hall so she can run and fetch it back to me. She has taught me how to play her games of fetch the way she likes it done. I must admit I deeply love LuLu and see that my Fien,cee will want me to buy her a Brug from a breeder after Elena and I are married. I love LuLu. She is a great dog and full of love. She knows how to smile at me, wag her tail just right and move her ears just right to con me out of what ever kind of meat that I am eating in her view. Brugs are great dogs full of love and intelligence. Possibly smarter than most of my friends that are human.
Thanks for allowing me to add my two cents worth of Brug experiance.
March 11, 2010

  erin wrote @ March 21st, 2010 at 3:13 am

I am the owner of Louis on Oskar, the two Brugs on the hybrid dog website. http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/brug.htm I coined the phrase “Brug” over 14 years ago when I got Louis from a breeder who’s Brussels female was accidentally impregnated by one of her show Pugs. She was going to have the puppies aborted, but her daughter came to the rescue and took in the mom and found homes for the puppies. At that time, I had never heard of a Brussels Griffon. Louis was the love of our lives. He had the best disposition of any dog I’ve ever owned. I say ‘was’ because we had to put our beloved Louis to sleep 5 days ago. My husband and I are devastated. He was our baby, and we miss him so much. He was the sweetest, smartest dog, so much so that I searched for 10 years for another Brug. I finally found Oskar 4 years ago, and he is also such a wonderful dog with the greatest personality. He very much has the “velcro Brussels” gene. These dogs are amazing , and I would never own any other. RIP Louis. I miss you so much.

  Steve p. wrote @ July 10th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

First-generation hybrids are not really mutts or mongrels. They are like purebreds in that their traits are relatively predictable, but they are like mutts in that they don’t “breed true.” So for example all pug hybrids (1st generation offspring from a purebred pug and a purebred something else) have at least somewhat curled tails, but if you cross two pug hybrids 1/4 of the second generation will have non-curly tails. No first-generation puggles strongly display the characteristic beagle coat markings but about 1/4 of second gen puggles do.

  Cari wrote @ January 7th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

I adopted a Brug Dec 09′. I named her Munchkin. She is the BEST pup. I would love to have another one. She has the cutest monkey face. I melt every time I am around her. She has pug eyes and a pug tail, and the rest is all Brussels. She is wirey except for her ears those are smooth. She has been called Yoda, a grimlin and even a brillo pad. I love her just the way she is. I would not change a thing about her. My husband loves her, my kitties love her and that is all that matters.

  Alicia wrote @ June 10th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

We had a pugshire that we unfortunately lost this last sunday and we are desperately looking for another one. Their personality is priceless, not enough words can describe it as well as their love, devotion, and loyalty to their family. If anyone knows where I can find another we would be greatly appreciated. We live in Oklahoma, but are willing to drive at least a few hundred miles if necessary to find one. Oklahoma does not have any. Contact naquin_alicia@yahoo.com.

  Caitlyn wrote @ September 29th, 2011 at 11:17 am

I have a brug named Carmine.. he’s about a year and a half now.. he’s short-haired though and looks more like a pug just a little darker than a fawn pug and smaller (15 lbs). He had the curly pug tail but it was clipped before I got him. He has such a personality and very smart.

  jim wrote @ October 25th, 2011 at 5:22 am

To Erin, owner of Louis. Sorry for your loss, after we purchased our brug my son found your pictures of Louis and our dog has grown over nine years now to be a replica of him only fawn colored and he is such a cool looking dog, the best ever.

  Alice wrote @ January 17th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

We got a BRUG for christmas from Bandanabulldogs. He is the most adorable puppy ever. He is 3 mos old and potty trained, rings the bell to go out. He is funny and playful and has everyone in the house jolly all the time. He has the cutest little face (EWOK) and I think it ought to be a common crossbreed because it has the pug calmness and BG happy personality. He has a toybox where he puts his toys, he drags his little mat from his crate out to the living room to sit on with us. He is super friendly and always wants to be near us. Would not trade him. He is sturdy and brave, doesn’t know he is a peanut.

  Melissa wrote @ March 6th, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I found a Brug about a month ago that was in horrible condition and completely crazy mean! I felt so bad for him. I have been rehabilitating him, and he’s doing SO much better. He looks just like the dog from Mike & Molly
He’s just a baby, probably 1 years old. He’s still got a few issues and needs to be potty trained, but overall he’s a sweetheart. He is looking for his forever home, so pass this on. We have all his shots up to date, he’s been neutered, wormed and started on heartworm meds. : )
He wants to be in your lap all the time and likes to be held like a baby, lol!

  Melissa wrote @ March 6th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I forgot to say that his name is Stitch. Here’s a link to his pictures. If the link doesn’t show up and anyone wants to see it, please email me at melswanson502@yahoo.com for pics of this sweet boy.

  Jodi wrote @ April 18th, 2012 at 1:30 am

I lost my companion of 10 years Chihuahua Ashlee and had been grieving so bad for her even after months of her being gone, my daughter came in with this tiny little bitty no more than a hand full of puppy and said Mama I’m sorry they didn’t have any girls left. I met my very first little Brug that night . He is a year and a half old now and still a Mamas boy, he sleeps with me,we watch t.v. together.I would love to find him a friend to keep him company when everyone is gone from the house at the same time. LOL he is a bit spoiled and gets upset to be alone.So to whoever says crossbreeds,hybrids,mutts aren’t as good as pure breeds ,I have to tell them they have never been loved by a Brug.If anyone out there hears of one that needs a home Widget D.Weewok could use a partner in crime. My email pnutbutter_cookie@yahoo.com
My Widget

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