I apologize if there are a lot of threads for the above. I tried to search for any papillon-pug hybrid dog posts, but since pug is a three letter word, it's a little tough to find anything for this specific mix.
Anyway, I'm just wondering if anyone has heard of or has a papillon-pug mix and if there is a name for them. I think papug would be a good name. I would assume they would go with pugillon though. I can't find much in google either.
I have done a lot of research on both types of dogs, and they both seem to be pretty sensative to temperature. I guess since this dog has papillon in it, and since its snout is longer than a pugs and its eyes aren't as bulged out as a pug, it is less likely to have respitory and cornea problems, as pugs sometimes do. I guess that's a huge plus for mixing these dogs.
Either way, I would like to know a lot more information about these dogs. Both breeds are intelligent, they like going for daily walks, and are good watch dogs. They are both very cute, and together mix up to make one of the cutest dogs I have ever seen. He is quite quiet so far, and both breeds seem to be fairly quiet and aren't all that yappy.
So, now that I have kind of stated some research I have done, I have a few breed specific and general questions.
First of all, does anyone own one of these dogs? Do you find that they are easy to train? Are they good with other animals and children?
Another general question I have is, can dogs actually be 'litter' trained??? We are cat owners (I have two right now) and have been for many years, and we have been told that these dogs can be trained to go to the bathroom on a mat that you can buy at a pet store. We purchased a bunch of these mats, and so far, he has peed on it once, but pooped on a pair of my boxers that I left on the ground. Right now would be a good time to toilet train him for indoors, cause we are in an apartment that doesn't have much carpet. We are moving to a place in a month that has a lot of carpet, though.
Also, he's got longer hair, like a papillon. Not as long, but more similar to a papillon than a pug. Is this actual hair, or is it fur? How are they with allergies?? I can't find much information regarding these on the internet, especially cause I can't find anything about a pug-papillon mix.
Thanks again for any information you can give me. It is greatly appreciated.
Also, I will get some pictures to post shortly. He's soooo cute!!! He's kind of an orange colour, with a black snout, droopy ears, little boots on his paws, and he has a little white soul patch on his chin. He also has a somewhat white line going down the middle of his back.