DACHSHUND VS PUG

DACHSHUND VS PUG

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Dachshund Vs Pug Appearance:

The Dachshund and Pug are two very different looking breeds, and they are both unique in appearance. The Dachshund is a small hound, standing up to 9 inches tall and weighing up to 32 pounds. They have long floppy ears that, a long, tapered muzzle and their torso are long and stretched out. Dachshunds can come in a stock coat and long hair, which can be a solid color, dappled, piebald, brindle, or with tan points.

On the other hand, the Pug is much more square in stature, especially in comparison to the Dachshund. They stand up to 13 inches tall and can weigh up to 18 pounds. They have those unmistakable smooshed in faces that generally have a black mask covering it. Their ears are small little triangles that fall to the sides of their heads. Then their little tails curl up on their backs. Their coats are short and come in silver, fawn, apricot, and all black.

Dachshund Vs Pug Exercise Requirements And Grooming Requirements:

Both the Pug and the Dachsund are about equal in energy level and require regular exercise to keep them fit and happy. Though, there are some precautions to consider with both of these little breeds. The Dachshund can easily injure its spine, so they shouldn't be allowed to jump from anywhere too high, and steps can be an issue for them as well. While the Pug has some sensitivity to temperature like most breeds with short faces, they can quickly run into trouble when the temperature is too high and outside being active.

For grooming, these two breeds are pretty equal in the amount of work it will take to keep their coats healthy and looking good. They both only need occasional brushing, with long-haired Dachshunds requiring a little more upkeep than their stock coat counterparts. And when it comes to shedding the Pug is going to shed a little more. It is also important to remember to check the folds in a pugs skin and make sure there isn't any lingering dirt or debris stuck there.

Dachshund Vs Pug Life Expectancy And Health:

Both the Dachshund and Pug can be long-lived breeds. With the Dachshunds average lifespan coming in at around 12-16 years and the Pug's about 13-15 years of age.

When it comes to health problems, both breeds have things to look out for. It is essential to maintain a healthy weight on a Dachshund and again keep them from jumping too much, as they can very easily injure their backs. Their ears also need to be cleaned regularly to avoid ear infections. On the other hand, the Pug can have breathing issues due to their short faces and can sometimes have skin problems, especially if something becomes trapped in the folds of their skin and irritates them.

There are also some genetic issues in both breeds. The most for the Dachshund are knee issues, eye issues, and heart problems. For the Pug be on the lookout for hip dysplasia, knee problems, eyes problems- which are very common, heart problems, Pug Dog Encephalitis- this is inflammation in the brain, and Pug Myelopathy, which is a genetic defect in the spin that causes loss of function in the hindquarters.

Dachshund Vs Pug Temperament and Social Needs:

As we go forward with the rest of the video, it will be with the assumption that the dog has been given proper socialization and training from a young age. It will also be assumed that the dog is of correct temperament and disposition for its breed.

The Dachshund and the Pug are vastly different when it comes to temperament. The Pug has always been a companion animal while the Dachshund got its start as a working dog going to battle with badgers in their burrows. The Dachshund can be a bit more on the independent and stubborn side, as they were bred to carry out their jobs solo. The Dachshund can also have a more spunky attitude. In contrast, the Pug tends to be more of a charmer and friendly. These breeds share that they are sensitive, and they can get their feelings hurt easily.

Dachshund Vs Pug Intelligence And Trainability:

While both of these breeds are intelligent, they tend to be more on the agreeable side of things than being eager to please. The Dachshund can also be stubborn and may have a hard time focusing as they can easily be preoccupied with an interesting smell. So, while both of these breeds are trainable, it might very well take a little more effort on their canine leaders part to engage them.

Dachshund Vs Pug Child, Small Animal, and Other Dog Friendliness:

When it comes to children, both of these breeds can be great with the little ones. Though, the Pug has an overall more friendly disposition. In contrast, the Dachshund can be a little bit snippy if they are not well socialized. This makes the Pug a slightly better choice when it comes to being in a home with children.

As for small animals- we need to give this one to the Pug as well. Their friendly nature just really helps them to coexist with everyone more peacefully. The Dachshund can do well with small animals as well. But, they were originally bred as hunting dogs, and they do possess a heightened prey-drive. It is often better to bring a new Doxie into a cat's home, so they learn to get along from a young age instead of bringing a new cat into a house with a Dachshund.

Both the Dachsund and the Pug do well with other dogs. Doxies especially like others of their breed. It is essential to keep in mind that both of these breeds are small and should be watched closely with any larger dogs, so they do not accidentally get injured.