Other Names : Cavapug
Country of Origin : N/A
The pugalier is a hybrid of a pug and a cavalier king charles spaniel. They are bred to retain the basic features of a pug with a slightly longer nose in an attempt to reduce the breathing problems that pugs are notorious for. They have become increasingly popular over the last 5-10 years. The aim of crossbreeding is to minimise the genetic diseases that can be present in purebred dogs. First-cross pugaliers will have the maximum genetic benefits associated with a hybrid dog – in other words, a pugalier with one parent purebred pug and one parent purebred cavalier king charles spaniel will have less genetic dieases than second or third cross pugaliers.
Similar looking to a pug, but with a longer nose and longer ears. The skull is usually rounded like a cavalier king charles spaniel. Being a crossbreed, their appearance can vary significantly from dog to dog.
Feeding & Ownership
It is best to feed the pugalier dry food as this breed is prone to tartar build up on their teeth. They do not tolerate hot weather well, so make sure you keep them calm and avoid exercising them when it’s very warm.
With a very friendly affectionate nature, the pugalier gets along well with children and other dogs. Pugliers can be curious and are stubborn at times. They are full of personality and will keep their owners entertained.
Pugaliers shed hair and will benefit from regular brushing to remove loose hairs.