The Pugapoo is the crossbreed of a Poodle and a Pug. The Pugapoo is a loyal, playful, energetic breed that loves to be active and to be the center of attention. Here are some of the top questions and answers about Pugapoos.
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Pug
Do Pugapoos shed? Yes, but not much.
How big do Pugapoos get? 10-30 pounds.
How much is a Pugapoo? $100-750
How long do Pugapoos live? 12-14 years
Pugapoo temperament? Playful, friendly and very energetic.
Do Pugapoos shed?
Because a Pugapoo is a mix between a Poodle and a Pug (a breed that sheds a lot), Pugapoos do shed. However, they don’t shed nearly as much as purebred Pugs, and compared to other dog breeds, they don’t shed as much.
Because there are different types of Pugapoos (f1 Pugapoos, f1b Pugapoos, f2 Pugapoos, etc.), your dog will shed according to the type of doodle you own. More specifically, it depends on the percentage of Poodle vs. Pug in your dog. If your dog is more Poodle, it won’t shed as much as if it was a higher percentage of Pug.
Pugapoos come in 2 different coat types: straigh and curly. A straight coat Pugapoo has very straight hair. On the flip side, when each parent contributes a curl gene, the Pugapoo puppy ends up with a curly coat. Although this type of coat can be harder to brush, dogs with this coat are the least likely to shed.
Are Pugapoos hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, no dog breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic. All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for people who have allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, Pugapoos are an allergy-friendly dog breed.
This is due to the incorporation of Poodles into the breed mix. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that produce allergic reactions. Luckily, Poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding. Therefore, if your Pugapoo is more Poodle than Pug, your pet will be more allergy-friendly. In other words, a F1b Pugapoo will be more allergy friendly than a f1 Pugapoo.
How big do Pugapoos get?
When it comes to Pugapoo size, there are generally two classes: small Pugapoos and medium Pugapoos.
Small Pugapoos are between 11-15 pounds when they’re a Pugapoo adult. They’ll stand around 7-11 inches tall. This is a great choice if you don’t have as much space for a large dog, or if you just prefer smaller dogs. Keep in mind, though, that regardless of their size, Pugapoos have higher energy, so they still need to be able to run around and play.
Medium Pugapoos are a bit bigger, and will generally weigh between 12-18 pounds when they’re full grown medium Pugapoos. These dogs will usually stand at 10-15 inches tall.
How much does a Pugapoo cost?
Pricing for Pugapoos depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $100-$750. There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: There are a number of different Pugapoo colors. In addition to the typical black Pugapoo or brindle Pugapoo colors, you can find Pugapoo breeders who specialize in breeding seal Pugapoos, among others. The more “exotic” the color, the higher the price tag.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more “Poodle” within the dog’s genetics, the more allergy-friendly the dog is. This can sometimes result in a higher price tag.
Size: Because the most common size of Pugapoos is the standard size, you can expect to pay more money for a smaller version of a Pugapoo.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is for a Pugapoo. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags, both because of the higher general cost of living, but also because these cities usually have a higher demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing a Pugapoo from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups. Keep in mind that you can also find Pugapoos in shelters and other rescue centers!
How long do Pugapoos live?
In general, Pugapoos will live between 12-14 years. There are a few factors that can result in outliers, however. Smaller dogs, for example, usually live longer than larger dogs. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What’s a Pugapoo’s temperament?
Because of their playful and companion-oriented personalities, Pugapoos are perfect family dogs and are especially good around children. Pugapoos are very affectionate and love to be around humans. They’re also very athletic and love to play. Pugapoos love to have a “job” to do, so the more you can train them and engage them, the happier they are!
When you think about an amazing dog, you probably imagine a dog that’s not only energetic, but is also a lovable, warm companion. If you’re looking for a playful and protective pal, then a Pugapoo may be the perfect member that you could add to your family in the future.