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Pug-Zu

Pug / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front view - A round headed, scruffy looking with a wiry look dog with a pushed back face with tan on its body and black on its ears and snout sitting on a brown carpeted floor in front of a tan couch. The dog has wide round eyes.

Sadie the Pug-Zu mix breed dog (Pug / Shih Tzu cross) at 8 months old weighing 9 1/2 pounds.

Other Names

Pug Tzu

Pugzu

Description

The Pug-Zu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pug and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

A scruffy, wiry-looking, black and white photo of a Pug-Zu that is sitting on a carpet. Its head is tilted to the left and it is looking forward. The dog has an underbite and its bottom row of teeth are showing.

Munchi the Pug-Zu hybrid (Pug / Shih Tzu cross) at 1 year old—her mother was a ShihTzu and her father was a Pug.

A small round-headed, pushed back faced dog with large round black eyes laying down on its side belly-up on its side inside of an open dog crate with its ears standing out flat in a perked pose.

Moxie the Pug-Zu as a puppy at 2 months old—"Moxie was super shy, but she has let her personality come through in her first two weeks with us. She is sweet, sometimes hyper but super adorable. She follows me around wherever I go and when I'm on the computer, she sleeps on my feet. She now sits on command but has very bad separation anxiety."

A small tan with black Pug-Zu is sitting on a purple rug and it is looking up. Its head is slightly tilted to the right.

Lola the Pug-Zu at 11 months old

A tan with black Pug-Zu is sitting on a tan leather couch next to green pillows and it is looking forward.

Lola the Pug-Zu at 11 months old— "She is a loving little dog, who is much loved and admired. We often get stopped by passersby asking what breed she actually is. She has fit into our family life with ease. Our son treats her as a little sister, although when she digs up the bulbs I've just planted in the garden to bury her little bones, I should be a little angry but I really see the funny side."

A tiny, fuzzy, tan with black and white Pug-Zu puppy is laying part way on a tan throw rug and a tiled floor. It is looking forward.

Munchi the Pug-Zu hybrid (Pug / Shih Tzu cross) at 8 weeks old; also shown above full grown.

The right side of a brown with black and white Pug-Zu puppy that is sitting on a purple bed. It is looking forward and up.

Tyson the Pug-Zu (Pug / Shih Tzu mix) as a puppy at 3 months old

Top down view of a tiny brown with black and white Pug-Zu puppy that is sitting on a hardwood floor looking up.

Tyson the Pug-Zu (Pug / Shih Tzu mix) as a puppy at 3 months old

A brown brindle Pug-Zu puppy is laying across a tiled floor and it is looking forward. There is a hot pink with white rubber toy behind it. The pup has long hair on its face and it looks like a monkey with large round eyes.

Lola the brindle Pug-Zu puppy at 10 weeks old—"She has a great personality and is great with other dogs and kids. Lola really knows how to make us laugh!!! A great addition to our family!"

The left side of a brown brindle Pug-Zu puppy that is laying across a tiger print dog bed. It is looking forward and up. Its face looks like an Ewok

Lola the brindle Pug-Zu puppy at 10 weeks old

Front view - A brindle Pug-Zu puppy is sitting on a bed and a blanket is over its back and it is looking forward. Its face looks like an Ewok.

Lola the brindle Pug-Zu puppy at 4 months old

Two tan with black Pug-Zu puppies are laying in a leopard print dog bed.

"Pug-Zu puppies at 7 weeks from male Pug and female Shih Tzu. Male puppy facing forward has long hair." Bred by Midana's Designer Pups

A person is picking up a tan with black and white Pug-Zu puppy that is in a whelping box. Behind it there are two tan with black and white Pug-Zu puppies laying in a leopard print dog bed that is inside the box.

"Pug-Zu male puppy at 7 weeks—so sweet." Bred by Midana's Designer Pups

Three tan with black and white Pug-Zu puppies are laying on a white pillow in a brown leopard print dog bed. They are looking to the left, the right and down.

"Adorable litter of Pug-Zu puppies are all loving and playful as a Pug. They are very funny and have great personalities." Bred by Midana's Designer Pups

Close up front view - A fuzzy looking tan with black and white Pug-Zu puppy is laying in grass looking up.

Male Pug-Zu puppy with longer Shih Tzu type fur

The left side of a tan with black and white Pug-Zu puppy is laying in grass looking forward. The pup has wrinkles on its head and a lot of extra skin.

Male Pug-Zu puppy with shorter fur; both this pup and the pup above are from the same litter.

The right side of a fluffy white with black and tan Pug-Zu puppy is laying down across a brown carpet and it is looking forward.

Sammy the Pug-Zu puppy

A white with black and tan Pug-Zu puppy is laying on a hardwood floor and it is looking forward. There is a shoe to the left of it. It has large round eyes.

Sammy the Pug-Zu puppy

A white with black and tan Pug-Zu puppy is sitting on a carpet and it is looking forward. There is a dog bed behind it. The pup has a round head and round eyes and its coat is fuzzy.

Sammy the Pug-Zu puppy

Front view - A round headed, scruffy looking with a wiry look dog with a pushed back face with tan on its body and black on its ears and snout sitting on a brown carpeted floor. The dog has wide round eyes and its bottom teeth are showing due to an underbite.

Sadie the Pug-Zu mix breed dog (Pug / Shih Tzu cross) at 8 months old weighing 9 1/2 pounds.

Front side view - A round headed, scruffy looking with a wiry look dog with a pushed back face with tan on its body and black on its ears and snout sitting on a brown carpeted floor with its head tilted to the left.

Sadie the Pug-Zu mix breed dog (Pug / Shih Tzu cross) at 8 months old weighing 9 1/2 pounds.