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Hi Everyone!

When I took Tyty to the vet, the girl at the counter said, Oooooh, you have a Chug! And, I was like a what? And, she said a Chug, and I was like, well, I thought he was full blood Chihuahua.... I asked the vet and she said it was hard to tell, she looked to see if he had a curly tail and it was kinda straight at the time. She said, well, he could be full blood chihuahua.

Then, I started researching Chug's online. And, I saw pics that looked EXACTLY like Tyson. OMG! And, they said they were designer dogs... I haven't seen a chihuahua with a black mask like Tyson's. It doesn't really matter since I adore him no matter what. It's funny because I am a pug person and this was my big leap into getting into non-pug territory, and then I might have ended up with a part pug anyway...lol.. I guess me and pugs were meant to be.... I know this isn't a great shot since it was from my cell phone, but do you think Ty looks like a Chug?

Thanks everyone!
 

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Alright well I will vote non chug.
I had a small male Chihuahua with a fawn coat and a very black mask, he was adorable and ALL Chi.

Chihuahuas can come with black masks ;)
Is there anything else about him that made anyone assume he was a Pug? his muzzle looks longer to me so very un pug like.
 

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I have never heard of a Chihuahua pug cross... Seems like a breeding disaster since they both have large heads and sometimes issues giving birth. His tail doesn't look "curly" like a pugs to me.. My Penny has a tail similar to his.
 

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awww good, missy r. I hope he's a full blood chi, I think what would bum me out more than anything is that the people who I bought him from lied to me. As far as tyty goes, like I said, i adore him no matter what....
 

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I think he looks like a regular chihuahua. I've seen a few others with black masks.

And FWIW I'll be the one to chime in.. no such thing as a "designer dog!" The term is just used by BYB's looking to make a buck... there's no such breed as a chug. Just a chihuahua mixed with a pug. I understand it's a cute way to shorten the name, but I would be very very careful using the word around most people as it can give them the wrong idea that cross breeding is a good thing. But, it can also be a good way to educate people about the fad of designer dogs as well, which you can then mention that shelters are full of them! I look for any opportunity to open peoples' eyes about the reality of "designer" dogs.
 

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Oh, I didn't know you could get a DNA test done on dogs. I knew you could on birds.....

No, not from a breeder, from a family who said they had a long hair and a short hair and they didn't mean for them to breed, but after the birth they were having the femaile spayed. Ty doesn't look like he has any long hair in him, but then I read that sometimes it takes two months or so for the long hair to come out.... I'm glad to hear that there are black masked chi's. I haven't run across any pics so far, but there is an official Chug website. I tried to copy and paste in here, but I wasn't able to.
 

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Oh, I didn't know you could get a DNA test done on dogs. I knew you could on birds.....

No, not from a breeder, from a family who said they had a long hair and a short hair and they didn't mean for them to breed, but after the birth they were having the femaile spayed. Ty doesn't look like he has any long hair in him, but then I read that sometimes it takes two months or so for the long hair to come out.... I'm glad to hear that there are black masked chi's. I haven't run across any pics so far, but there is an official Chug website. I tried to copy and paste in here, but I wasn't able to.
Oh, well LC/SC breedings can end up with a short coat chi, as the LC gene is recessive. So it is possible he is a SC. Also, I was going to say that Penny's muzzle was wider like his when she was little. I wouldn't worry too much about it, he looks full chi to me.
 

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Yeah, Kittynkahlua, I almost died when I heard that term (online), because I had never heard of a designer dog before, shoes, yes. But, dogs? uh, no. And, I've seen some pug crosses that were really really ugly.... and that I didn't think were too cute.... I like regular chi's and regular pugs.... lol.... but, any dog that needs a home is good by me....and, this baby did need a good home and I adore him, and it is nice to have a dog that hasn't been abused. I've been housing shelter dogs and dogs from puppy mills etc for a long time.....
 

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oH, that's interesting to find out that the long hair is a recessive gene. I've seen some LH chis on this site that are totally drool worthy....lol.... they are gorgeous! But, my lil Ty's coat is the softest thing! So beautiful with the black sable strip.... I've fallen for the chi bug bad. Thanks guys!
 

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He looks like a Chi to me, if he had some pug in him i would expect him to be a bit broader, but he's a tiny little thing.

On the coat thing I have 2 smooth coats and they both have long coats in their families (it's really common here in australia but not so much elsewhere I've heard). My boy's mum is a long coat and my girl is from a litter of 6 pups that had 3 long and 3 short.
 

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I don't think he looks like a pug ~ he's cute as all get out regardless. I know my son rescued a dog that we rehomed with my Dad. Dad loved Max but was curious exactly what he was. $40.00 and he found out. I was surprised at the fee, I honestly expected him to have a couple hundred into it, but a quick $40 and the deed was done. So if you are curious I would check. Our vet is good to us because we take everything we find to her to get healthy and find good homes for the ones we can't keep with us ~ because of that there are times we gets services at cost/ severely discounted (she is such a nice lady) but knowing what she charged us I don't imagine it will be too awfully expensive for you to find out.
 

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Well, Chumley is a Chug. He has a square head, the erect but floppy tip ears and a tightly curled tail. The rest of him is all chi.
 

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I don't see any Pug in him at all. I vote for all Chihuahua! :)
And definitely short coat. He's SUPER handsome, love his beautiful black mask!
 

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I have to agree he doesnt look like a chi/pug mix to me (I refuse to use a designer name!!). Pippi is a chi/pug mix, and your pup looks like a pure chi to me!
 
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