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Brug Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Brug so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginBelgium flagBelgium China flagChina
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Brussels Griffon and Pug mix

Brug Size and Weight

Is a Brug small, medium or large dog?

How big do Brug get?

What is the average size of a Brug?

How much does the Brug weigh? How much should a Brug weight? What is the normal weight of a Brug? How much does a full-grown Brug weight?
Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Brug?
Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
How tall is the Brug? Brug height:
Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Brug?
Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Brug Price and Availability

How much does the Brug puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Brug in the United States? How much money is a Brug?

Where to buy a Brug with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Brug, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Brug for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Brug gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Brug? How many Brug are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Brug is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Brug Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Brug? Is the Brug breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Brug obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Brug ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Brug dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Brug?
A slightly harder to train than average. Brug dogs aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Watchdog Ability
Is Brug good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Brug dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Brug dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Brug dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Brug can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Brug will take care of unwanted people or animals.

Brug Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Brug have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Brug sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Brug dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Brug a good family dog?
High: Brug dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Brug need? Brug social needs:
Brug dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Brug to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Brug roam?
Brug dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Brug have high prey drive?
Brug dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.

Brug Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Average: Brugs, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Brug dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Brug bark?
Average: The Brug barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Brug good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Brug in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Brug breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Brug Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Brug dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Brug be left alone? How long can you leave a Brug alone?
Brug dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Brug Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Brug has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Brug? How much bite force does a Brug have? How strong is a Brug bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Brug bite force: Weak. The Brug bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Brug measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Brug may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Brug being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Brug bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Brug puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Brug can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Brug bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Brug? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Brug? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Brug has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Brug do?
Brug dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Brug dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Brug Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Brug dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Brugs are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Brug breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Brug breed? Most common health risks of Brug:
Hip Dysplasia Legg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationAllergiesProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)EpilepsyEntropionVaccination SensitivityDemodectic MangeDistichiasisCorneal UlcersDry EyeHemi-vertebraeCheyletiella DermatitisNerve DegenerationProptosisPug Dog EncephalitisStaphylococcus InfectionYeast Infection
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Brug breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Brug see the vet?
The Brug should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Brug dogs live? How old can a Brug be? What is the age limit of the Brug? How many years can the oldest Brug live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Brug?

How long is the lifespan of a Brug?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Brug: 14 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.

Brug Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Brug have? What is the activity level of the Brug?
Brug dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Brug need? How much exercise do Brug dogs require per day?

Do Brug dogs need a lot of exercises?

Brug dogs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Brug breed need?
Brug dogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.

Brug Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Brug need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Brug breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Brug? How much food should I feed my Brug?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Brug risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Brug's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Brug weight regularly.

Brug Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Brug have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Brug coats?
BlackBelge Red FawnBlack & Tan
How to groom the Brug and how often? How often should I take my Brug to the groomer?
Average: The Brug requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Brug, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Brug dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Brug? Do Brug dogs shed a lot?
Brug dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Brug need a bath? How often should you give a Brug a bath? Can I bathe my Brug every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Brug breed hypoallergenic?
Brug dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Brug has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Brug drool?
The Brug is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Brug could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Brug.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Brug Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Brug dogs get along with other pets? Are Brug dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Brug dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Brug temperament with other people:
Brug dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Brug dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Brug temperament with children:
Brug dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Brug dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Brug breed live with a cat?
Brug dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Brug good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Brug dogs get along with other dogs?
Brug dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Brug can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Brug breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Brug breed suitable for first-time owners?
Brug dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Brug dogs good office canines? Do Brug dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Brug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Brug dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Brug temperament with senior people? Are Brug dogs good for elderly owners?
Brugs are commonly okay with elderly people.

Brug As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Brug be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Brug is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Brug be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Brug be an emotional support animal?


This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Brug breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Brug be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Brug is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Brug be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Brug is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Brug be a boat dog?

Not really

Brug breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Brug be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Brug is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Brug dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Brug Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Brug pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Brug breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Brug: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Brug have in a litter? How many puppies can the Brug breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Brug have? How many puppies can a Brug give birth to?
2-4 puppies

Brug Recognition

AKC Group
Is Brug recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Brug recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Brug Pros and Cons

  • Health Issues: Brugs are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Brug breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Brug is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Brug dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Brug dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Brug dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Hypoallergenic: Brug dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Brug's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Brug dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Brug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Brug dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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