Breed Rating

family friendly:
Dog friendly:
Watch/guard dog:
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Exercise needed:
Space needed:
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Breed Attributes


Breed group:     Type: Hybrid    Talent: , , ,


Size: Small     Weight: 10-20 pounds     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, White / Cream


Life Expectancy: 12-15 years    Rarity: Uncommon    Availability: Hard to find    Climate: Not good for cold climate.

Breed Details


The Muggin is a cross between a purebred Miniature Pinscher and a purebred Pug. They are called hybrid dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds.

They are small in size, not standing more than 14 inches and weighing no more than 20 pounds. They are assertive, friendly and independent as well as strong-willed. They are loyal and affectionate to their family but need early age training and socialization to prevent and curb their independent and stubborn nature.

These dogs are good with children and generally get along well with other dogs and pets in the family. They may not be suitable for first time or gentle owners as these dogs will require experienced and firm owners to deal with and train these dogs.


They are found in black, brown, red and silver or any mix of these colours.


They have short fine coat that needs minimal grooming.


The Muggins are independent and loyal dogs. They are cheerful and alert dogs that are good with children but a headache for an inexperienced or gentle owner. These dogs get along with other dogs and pets in the house but early socialization is important. They are tractable and docile dogs with vivacious nature. They are lively and high energy dogs that would need a fence yard to run and play. They are wary of strangers and alert to their surroundings, qualifying as good watch dogs. They are generally quiet dogs that will bark to draw attention to something. These dogs make good family pets for families with children.


Supervision is necessary when they are playing with children as they may not like to be rough handled and may react in an undesirable way.


Strong-willed and independent, these dogs are not as easy to train as some of the other dogs but they can be trained with patient, firm but gentle and consistent training routines.


These dogs are high energy and lively dogs. They will need space to run around and play to relieve their excess energy. They can fit into an apartment life as long as the owner is ready to take them for sufficient exercise routines regularly. They are very agile dogs and can take part in dog agility sports.

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