The Jug is a hybrid of a Pug and a Jack Russell Terrier. 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 10 years. The aim of crossbreeding is to minimise the genetic diseases that can be present in purebred dogs. First-cross Jugs will have the maximum genetic benefits associated with a hybrid dog – in other words, a Jug with one parent purebred pug and one parent purebred Jack Russell Terrier will have less genetic dieases than second or third cross Jugs.
DID YOU KNOW? Even though the snout is usually longer than the Pug, the Jug can still be prone to breathing problems, particularly in the warmer weather. The eyes can protrude, which can result in various eye problems.