All About Jug Puppies

All About Jug Puppies
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What are Jugs?

A Jug is a cross between a Jack Russell and a pug, so is not a purebred dog but a hybrid of the two breeds. They are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club and generally make wonderful family pets.

Jugs make adorable, loving companions and are great little family dogs with huge personalities.


Being individuals, with a mix of both Jack Russell and Pug characteristics, each jug will have its own unique personality. However, here are some traits from both sides that are common in jugs:

  • You should expect some of the fearless Jack Russell qualities, with a need for lots of exercising and sometimes an obsession with digging.
  • Some jugs, like Jack Russells, are very dominant and may suffer from "little dog syndrome" where they feel that they are dominant over all other dogs (and humans for that matter). It is wise to instill in them the knowledge that you are the leader of the pack from a very early age.
  • Typical pug-like qualities you may notice in your jug are sensitivity and a tendency to become jealous of other dogs (and children) in the home.

An ideal combination of the two breeds will give you a jug who has a fearless and protective nature, yet is highly sociable and easy to train due to the high intelligence of both breeds.



Jugs, depending on their mix percentages, tend to have pug type faces that are flatter than those of normal Jack Russells, with pug-like ears and a short snout. They may have leaner Jack Russell type bodies and will usually carry a curly pug tail. Coloring varies (depending on the parents) but the most typical jugs are various shades of either caramel or black. They are very endearing to look at and their cuteness and charm always guarantees a good deal of attention when out and about.


Jugs usually grow to between ten to fourteen inches in height and can weigh anywhere between ten to eighteen pounds (again depending on the ratio of crossbreeding and the size of the parents).

Life Expectancy

Jugs are generally very sturdy and healthy little dogs and will live between fourteen and twenty years if fed a healthy diet and exercised daily.

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Donna 7 years ago

We have a jug, have her since she was 5 wks old....she's 1 1/2 now.....we LOVE her. She's the perfect mix, loves to play and sit on your lap ,even though she weighs about 25 lbs. She was a very fast learner. Our daughter received her as a birthday gift, but we all immediately fell in love with her. She thinks everyone & every dog is her friend.

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drgratton 7 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks for your comments Donna. Our Jug, Penny, is nine months old and is just the same; completely adorable and into everything and everybody. Warmest wishes, Sarah

prijesh 7 years ago

ur dog is really cut i want to get one

kathy 7 years ago

we have a year old jug and every day she amazes me more!!My husband swears she understands english because of how smart she is and she learns everything we teach her literally after only a few times of showing her how.Every day I thank god for her because she is an amazing beautiful dog I absolutely recommend jugs to everyone I talk to because they are so smart and so loving and caring I am incredibly happy with our beautiful little Bella.

Jolene 7 years ago

I have a jug. It's SOO cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris 7 years ago

My brother just got a Jug, it's a girl name LILLY.... She is so sweat!

Jessica 7 years ago

I have an adorable 4 month Jug. She is being very hard to train. She rips everything apart, a destroyed my daughter's mattress, and a few other things. She is very loving though. I believe she has more Jack Russell in her than Pug. She is very smart and usually takes commands well. She just had her first puppy education class and had everyone fulled into believing she is an angel. I also have a male 8 month old Pug and he is excellent.

Adorable JUG 7 years ago

My husband and I adopted a 4-month-old jug (hybrid between a pug and a jack Russell terrier) and we named him Zorro. He is very playful and energetic but he also loves to cuddle. He is very smart and in less than 2 weeks he was potty trained. Zorro is adorable and always gets a lot of attention when we take him out. Thank you for all of you help. We could not be happier with Zorro.

cyndi 7 years ago

we just got our JUg today.. he is 9 weeks old... Im hoping

to have many years of enjoyment with him... he is adorable.

we named him andy...

Becky 7 years ago

We just got our Jug today also and she is 11 weeks old. She has been a doll baby and has done well with our other dogs. She too is a cuddle buddy and wants to sit on our laps. I am looking forward to many years with her!

Ivy 7 years ago

I enjoyed your blog about JUGS, seems like you are very familiar with them.I just givn two of the most adorable JUGS. They are pretty good but having two is difficult o train.Its like having two rambunctious toddler boys on overdrive at times.LOL Hwever, I was hoping you may be able to give me some additional advice or point me in te right direction? I love my boys to death, They listen (ok, most of the tie) to me as I am the Alpha leader. But they tend to egg one another on. The one that resembles the pug more also has the personality of one, calmer, not as active, down to earth, walks great alongside, listen better. The Jack Russell terrier look alike take on the JRT personality, very high strong and needs to run more, does not listen well, takes him longer to learn, seems a bit like he has ADHD basically. How can I get them on an even pace? Is it possible? They suffer extreme seperation anxiety, and when they aretogether they chew thrre walls, chairs, bags, whatever they can. Separate they do same but you can hear them egging eachother on or something. I just want to do the best I can for my family and my little guys.

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drgratton 7 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Dear Ivy, you are so right when you say that having two Jugs is like "having two toddler boys on overdrive!" I would suggest, in the first instance, you take a look at - it's a wonderfully comprehensive hub on puppy training and covers all aspects of early care. I wish you all the best and much happiness with your little sweethearts :-)

Gemmy 6 years ago

My Jug is 10 months old and he does not like cuddles anymore!!!!! he used to love sleeping on our laps but now needs his "space" and prefers to sleep on the floor at times than on the sofa with us!! has anyone else found this?? apart from that he is a little star, he is so funny and playful, he is good with children, very excitable all the time constantly wagging his tail!! Has the energy of a JRT but the attention seeking/sometimes jealous behaviour of a Pug but i would not change him for the world

dan 6 years ago

my jug leart 3 tricks in 2 weeks

juglover100 6 years ago

we love are jug dearly and hes always up to something

but how do we get him 2 stop biteing us?

he likes to be pamperd a lot but wen he is on the mad 1/2 hr

he cant stop getting too exited

juggy xxx

Allen 6 years ago

Me and my girlfriend just got 2 Jug puppies and 9 weeks of age. One is a male and the other is a female. We named them Nellie And Yogi. They are just the cutest thing and get along great with eachother. They can never sleep unless their side by side to eachother or leaning their heads on my arm. The always want to be held and i find that so cute and fall right asleep as soon as they get on my lap. I haven't started training them yet but i will soon i hope they are as smart as everyone says they are.

Donna 6 years ago

Our Jug is 1 yr. old and after a playful session out of the blue bite my daughter in the face. She required plastic surgery on her nose. My daughter is convinced that he was being ficious and we of course want to believe that he was playing. After the attack when she got up the dog still continued to chase after her and although did not bite her leg, was jumping on her trying to get at her face more. She is certain that if she laid still and didn't protect her face, he would have continued to chew at her??? We are not sure. He has growled and shown dissatisfaction towards her many times prior although the dog will go up to her climb on her lap and cuddle with her but only on his terms. Wondering if we should give this dog to a new owner.

Tricia 6 years ago

We just bought our Jug yesterday! Her name is Izzabella or Izzy as we like to call her. She just turned 3months yesterday. Were working hard on potty trainging her already. Shes very sweet and loving..most deff a lap dog. Im a little nervous that the Jack Rusell in her will take over. I just hope she stays very playfull but also very nice and calm like she has been for the past day. I cant wait to see her grow and learn lots of new things!!

Sara Okerstrom 6 years ago

I have a jug (Merlin) and he is the cutest, most intelligent, little best friend a person could have!!!

Carolyn 6 years ago

My boyfriend have had a Jug for Two months now. We absolutely love her. She learned how to catch a little frizby and ball right away. She is super hyper when she is around children and other dogs, but cuddles when she isn't. She is definitely an alpha, and has been since we got her at eight weeks old. It has been very hard to potty train her. She knows to go to the slider and learned that very quick she will hit the curtains, but only does it when she wants to go outside, not necessarily when she needs to go to the restroom. I think this is do to her stubbornness. She loves water and will try and jump in the bath with me. She loves to chew, so my boyfriend are trying to be stern with her by shouting no and making a loud clap. We love our abbey, she is overall a great companion.

SinĂ©ad 6 years ago

We bought a jug(Toby) about 7 months ago we absolutly love him.He is extremely intellegant, he has numerous different toys and when told to fetch these he knows them all. he chews everything but it's so easy to forgive him because he's sooooooooooooo cute! especially when you speak to him and he tilts his head to the side as if he can understand what you are saying.

Julie 6 years ago

Not until my father-in-law say a dog show on tv did it hit us what our dog Jack was mixed with! We knew for sure he wa Jack Russell, hense the name Jack, but we didn't know what else! After reading the information on the site and seeing numberous pictures... Jack is no doubt a Jug! Thank you for the information! It was very helpful! We love him and his personality so much! He makes me laugh everyday. I would definetly recommend one... and we only came apon him cause he needed a good home.

Irene 6 years ago

We have a jug that is 6 mos old. Abby is cute and loveable and very smart. She is hyperactive as a Jack Russell, but cute and cuddles well. Hope you all have fun with yours. We are tooo old to be starting with a new puppy, but it won't be long before she is an adult.

krissy 6 years ago

i just got a jug two days ago and she already learned how to walk with a leash and is doing very well with potty training. she is very smart and is very loving. she does not like to be alone. hope this helped a little!

annmarie  6 years ago

O.M.G. We have a five month old pug.His name is Bandit.Welove him so much.He is so cute.He loves attention and loves to be touched.He has a lot of energy.He loves to run in the backyard.We never thouht we could love a dog so much and may get another Jug this summer.

Beverly 6 years ago

I got my Jug (named Honey) when he was 8 wks. old & he just turned 2 yrs. He was very easy to train & is so very smart! He has, however, just about chewed the house down, destroyed several pet beds & pairs of my shoes & my friends $475. glasses!! But...I love the little guy! His face is his meal ticket. I melt when he looks at me with his big brown eyes. (looks like he is wearing eye-liner). He lives to play fetch. If I could, I would get another kidding...he is that sweet & adorable.

Ashley 6 years ago

Hello every one, I just got my Jug puppy at 7 weeks old. She is the cutiest little dog I have ever seen I love her so much. But I worried that she may not be able to walk, she is the runt of her litter and seems to be just learning how to walk with her back lags. Just woundering if any one has ever heard or seen this in a jug or any other dog??

Megan 6 years ago

I recently adopted a little Jug. His owner got him as a gift and didn't want him!! We fell in love with him immediantly he is smart and easy to train he was house broke immediantly as long as he is taken out. Yesterday he saved my daughters life! She is 16 months old and got out a door left open by one of my older children she was within ten feet of an aggressive Bulldog who lives behind us and our little jug was grabbing her dress and biting her legs until she cried, if he hadn't i would not have heard her and she could very well be laying in a hospital seriously injured. You can say that i will be keeping a bike chain on the door from now on and that our little Max will always have a special plavce in my heart if he didn't already!

Abby 6 years ago

Hello everyone!

My jug puppy Sugar, is the best! She is 6 months old and she has a LOT of energy. Sugar was very easy to train to go potty outside and she got used to everything very quickly! She loves to play with the cats and peoples fingers, But we all love her and i am happy i got my mom to say yes to get her!

Krisitn 6 years ago

Hello Everyone! My jug is Marlee who is now 2 years old. She is a hoot! You can tell she is JRT and Pug..she has the best qualities of both! She is sweet, loving, loves to cuddle and a very loyal dog! I would without a doubt recommend this breed to anyone!

Oh..I have 2 other dogs, a JRT and a Pit mix along with 4 cats! She is the best of buds with the the pit and sleeps with one of my cats!!!

ghandi. lol 6 years ago

we have a jug pup, he is 4 months old, he is so inteligent, we call him rusty,

Jaime 6 years ago

I just got a jug puppy last wednesday, he is 10wks old.. My first dog ever. He is the cutest dog ever.. He is so great with my two children.. They love him as well.. His name is Bernie.

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drgratton 6 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Congratulations on your new addition to the family. Bernie sounds adorable :-)

Sadie 6 years ago

I would love to get a JUG puppy but I can't find them anywhere where i live! I have looked on the internet but so far i haven't had much luck with that either. The one website i was looking at turned out to be scammers so now i am very leary about buying a puppy online. Does anyone know of a website that is not a scam that i can buy a jug puppy from??? Or any breeders ( i live in western ny)

Katie 6 years ago

Hi I have Jug, she is 9 months old and called Willow. She is the boss of our house, i have another dog called O'son who is an 8 stone cross breed ( Douge de bordeaux cross Rottweiler) and she rules him! They get on so well, they are both loveable socialable pets. Willow is the fastest dog in the neighbourhood, and wants to be friends with eveybody. Wouldn't and change my little and large pair for anything. :-)

Chris 6 years ago

We just got a Jug 2 1/2 weeks ago. She is now 3 months old. Her name is Macie, and she is just adorable. She has a lot of energy and the last few days she has been very stubborn with me. I take her out on a walk in the morning and evening. But the last couple of days she didn't want to walk. Just sat her butt down and did not move. She looks like a Pug but has an attitude like the JRT. She sits for her treats and toys, plays fetch - even brings it back to me. Shen still needs to learn her Name, the meaning of "NO" - she gets mad at me when I tell her no and she starts to bark & bite at me. Is this normal? How do I get her to stop? I tried walking away when she is not behaving (biting, chewing on me) - does not seem to work. I put her in the kitchen for a 'time out' - does not work, I don't know what to do. I don't want to get physical with her when she is in that mood, but what else can I do? I try to destract her with a toy when she uses my fingers/hands, but it doesn't always work. Is it to early for obidience school?

Whitney 6 years ago

I'm looking at getting a Jug, he is apparently 1 year old. Any suggestions? Should I know anything first?

Do they have any common health issues?

bre 6 years ago

We got our jug about a month ago and she is doing well. She loves our laps and laying behind you for some reason lol. As i am typing this she is laying on my lap sleeping. She doesn't bite a lot but occasionaly can get a little chewy. She does seem to find anything she can small. She loves to play with my other dog, a boxer beagle mix, they do get alittle wild though, especially while we eat dinner, which can get annoying. The only thing that is weird about her is that she is scared of the dark. Any advice on how to fix that?

Masie, 6moths old 6 years ago

We have only had masie for a week now she is so cute very loving she is like my new shadow.

I wonder if anyone can help me she has come into her first season and as she is my first bitch dog i don't know much could someone please tell me how long it lasts. Thank you. xx

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drgratton 6 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Masie,

In my experience the bleeding lasts around 10-14 days. I hope that this is of help and congratulations on your new addition to the family, Sarah x

Anita McMunn 5 years ago

We are senior citizens and my husband is blind and can get very depressed. Our daughter decided we needed a dog.She stoped at our local humane society and came home with a picture of Percy to show us. We agreeded to go meet him and fell in love with him. He has been with us about three weeks and has been a perfect little gentleman,he sits on my husbands lap and loves to play tug. My husband loves him. We didn't know what we had when we adopped him but found out he is a jug. We are thankfull our local shelter is a no kill shelter as he had been there for a while. We love him!!

Erik 5 years ago

I was wondering if anyone knew of a good Jug breeder in Canada?

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drgratton 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Anita, I'm so pleased to hear your story about Percy. He sounds a wonderful little chap and your local shelter is clearly a wonderful place. Yours is truly a heartwarming story and has made my week x

Sam 5 years ago

Hello everyone

We got our Jug about 9 weeks ago. She is 17 weeks old.

She is so cute and very playful. Her name is Daisy but we were thinking about calling her killer because she love to attack sheos and toes.

She is so loved by everyone in the family

Becka 5 years ago

My family and I got our Jug in Jan of 2010. She was 5wks old her name at the time was dog with no name but now we call her cuddles do. Cuddles is the most amazing dog she love our son and is great with our coon hound.She is a great little alarm system but the half bark is funny she is 11 months and full of life

mary jo 5 years ago

We have a year old female jug named peanut. She is truly the best dog, she really cheered up my 11 year old last year when she was being picked on at school. My daughter has so much self confidence now just from the love my baby jug gives to my daughter. Peanut and my daughter are now finishing peanuts service dog training classes and are planning to visit terminal cancer patients. My daughter wants to share with others the love our peanut puppy gives everyday with others who need to have a happy day. We did notice she would love to have a puppy friend to play with: so for christmas peanut will be getting a 9 week old black male pug named pierre. thanks

kassidy25 5 years ago

hi im kassidy Where getting 2 jug puppies a boy and a girl

bella and flipio.what's the best time to take them 6 7 or 8 weeks?

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drgratton 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

To Kassidy25 - I would always recommend waiting 8 weeks before collecting your new additions to keep them as much time as possible with mum. Sending you fondest wishes to you and your new extended family x

Jasmine 5 years ago

I live in the NY area and wanted to know if anyone knows of a Jug rescue or adoption place where I can adopt a Jug dog. I know I can get one at a pet store but I would rather try to save a life than buy one instead with so many dogs needing loving homes. Thanks.

Cindy 5 years ago

A jug was turned into ACCT in Philly today. Please spread the word! Fingers crossed someone adopts him, he needs a home!

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drgratton 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I'll certainly spread the word and hopefully a good home will be found soon.

Briani 5 years ago

Hi my name's briani i am 11 years old and i live in South Jersey i used to be completely obsessed with dogs i would always watch animal planet and learn all i could but be parents would never get me a dog they said the dog would be to big of a responsibility and i continuley begged and tried to tell them they were wrong. In october finally we went to look at a dog from a family we knew and they luckliy were tried to give away a jug to a caring family with kids as soon as we saw Daisy (the puppy we were looking at) we instantly fell in love with her so we brought her home but little did i now taking care of a dog by yourseld at 11 years old is a HUGE responsibility one i wasn't ready for about a month after i got her i was ready to give hey up but my mom realized my frustration and started to help me out soon Daisy became a family dog and not only that but she has taught me responsibility and she has now been the best thing that has ever happened to me I love her with all my heart and you guys out there are very lucky to have a dog of anykind :)

cheryl 5 years ago

I have a jug who just turned 1...She is very loveable

and family friendly..She also has a lot of energy. You could literally take food from her mouth and she would allow you too. She has never bit anyone.

Ashley 5 years ago

I picked up my Jug about 2 weeks ago. I know it hasn't been too long but he just isn't doing well with 'potty training'. I take him out every 2 hours for about 15 minutes. He will pee outside but when we come in he will poop on the carpet. I do not know how to get him to understand to do both outside. Any suggestions??

Emily 5 years ago

Hi i have a chihuahua mixed with a pug but owners say she was a pure bred i can tell because of her colour and hr black nose. She does like to dig holes and is very active and believe she is like a jug not sure though can any one help me her name is ZOE

sarah 5 years ago

Where can you go to buy a jug?

Kali 5 years ago

I've had my jug pup since last July. He was very difficult to house train. We have just got to where he won't mess in the house at night. Also we had to take him to the vet last October because of his eyes. He has cherry eye in both eyes. It looks weird but apparently it's normal for bug-eyed dogs or dogs with droopey eyes. The vet said it doesn't hurt or effect his vision. Unfortunatly he has to have surgery to get his eyes fixed and while we're there we will have him nuetured as well.

Other than his eye problems and the house training... he is a very loveable and playful pup. He is always so excited to see people though he is a great a watchdog. He never barks when it is either me or my boyfriend that is coming into the house but when it is anybody else he barks his little head off.

We don't have any kids yet but are expecting our first in August. I just hope my pup doesn't get jealous of the baby. :(

2jugsloafinghere 5 years ago

We have one male jug who will be 1 year in just a few days, his name is Riley. Hes very loveable and FULL of energy! Sometimes he nips, and we are having trouble with this, but its playful i think? However, still needs to stop. He also likes to jump on people. Any advice on those things would be great!

We love him so much that we went today and got him his own little jug friend. Dexter is 13 weeks old and reminds of exactly of Riley when he was that size with his energy level. However he wont go potty! Riley is more pug with a Jack personality and although we just met Dexter he seems to have more physical traits of a jack. And the same personality as Riley. They were great togethor. Riley is so happy to have a friend.

Terry 5 years ago

Hi my name is Terry I am a 2 year old jug.I love to play and chase the annoying cat. I also love to give kisses;-)

Kirsty 5 years ago

I Have a jug puppie she is 4 months old called Lola and we all worship her shes beautiful loving and has a BIG personality i was just wondering if any of you know where i could get some jug merchandise i really want a car sun or something that says i love my jug

Kamil 5 years ago

Hi, tomorrow I will be hopefully a proud owner of a puppy for the first time. I have chosen a Jug for my 2 x daughters 13 and 4, so hoping that this is a good breed, picking him up tomorrow and don't have a clue with regards to jabs, health, training, any links, tips and hints would be great.

Nicole 5 years ago

We just got a jug yesterday! He's 13 weeks old! Hes more pug then Jack and he has one little white sock on his left front paw. he is absoultly adorable! and i Love him! But he is a biter! so if theres any tips to stop him ill be so grateful! 5 years ago

Just got my Jug the 29th of May... Her name is Mylee and she is adorable! She loves Affection and doesn't like to be alone. She does love to chew thought especially fingers and toes. Seems to be catching on the the potty training quickly. She's just about 6 weeks old and I'm looking forward to spending many years with her:)

bridget 5 years ago

my jug teddy is 2 yrs old today, hes lovable great with my 15 mth old granson hes loves everyone cats dogs and children. so many people say how friendly and cute he is. i would love to breed from him, is a jrt or jug the best mix. teddy is from jrt mum and pug dad

lisacodie 5 years ago

i have a jug hes 8 weeks and hes all black with white toetips and a little white beard he is so lovable and has taken to my daughter codie who he thinks is his mom we wouldn't do without him we get stopped everywere we go he loves dogs and has made a great friend in my sisters boxer dog who he thinks its his baby n drooled all over him he looked like a cute gremaline when wet lol :)

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drgratton 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

I'm loving your Jug stories - keep them coming :-))) x

jeff 5 years ago

my jug i have had for 2 months and now shes has bumps all over her boday and face does any one now why or what they could be what do u people feed your the way her name is cloe

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drgratton 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jeff, I would take her to see a vet without delay. He will be able to advise you best. I hope that Cloe gets better soon.

Haylesbury 5 years ago

Hi. I have 2 cats and was wondering if a jug would get on ok with them?

louis antzes 5 years ago

my jug is going on 4 years. she's the smartest most adorable dog i have ever had and i've has almost all breeds. the only problem is if she sees anything in her world she barks. i adore her and don't know what i would do without her.

Katie 5 years ago

My Jug, Maggie turned 2 this summer. We got her when she was 4 months and she is just the most amazing dog ever. We are so lucky! She cuddles up with you, gives tons of kisses, oh and she can definitely "feel" our emotions. Her personality is just amazing.

Funny story: She loves to lick my boyfriends ears and face. She does a "fake out" she will walk by him, pretend to look at something, like she is not paying attention to him and then runs back and starts licking him. Its the funniest thing! no idea where she picked that one up :)

Jessica 5 years ago

We are looking to purchase a Jug, but I was just wondering if they bark a lot when they are left of their own? Any help would be great! Thank you.

lou 5 years ago

jessica most jugs do bark a lot but they are such great dogs it is well worth it !

katie 5 years ago

My jug really doesn't bark much at all, we got lucky!

robert greytak jr 5 years ago

I have a beautiful 1and half year old jug named delilah she is well behaved goes in and out through her doggy door and her best friend is a jack russell names lunch they play all the time.

sarah 5 years ago

Our jug is absolutely adorable, loves playing and loves cuddling, wouldn't swop him for all the tea in China ! he is a gorgeous social loveing family pet who has quite a funny character about him ! A gorgeous dog for a family

Nikita 5 years ago

Hello Fellow jug owners :)

I adopted a little Jug about a month ago. He is about 4 mths old now and his name is Thor. He is super smart but I haven't had a puppy in such a long time, I forgot how difficult it is to train them sometimes. He knows how to sit, lay down, shake, fetch, and chase his tail. However, this whole potty training thing is just not clicking with him also the crate training. Any tips? Maybe a bell on the door so he knows the ring it when he wants to go out? Any comments at all would be appreciated :)

Sharmayne 5 years ago

Hi~ I have a female Jug ~ 2 yrs old ~ we've had her from a baby . She is a black Jug ~1/4 Jack Russel 3/4 blk Pug her name is BOO ~ we got her when our boxer Hannah was still living ~ After Hannah past we got a black kitten named Meshu ~ They are the best of friends ~ play fight all day & cuddle up together on couch at night ~ Meshu (9 months now )cleans Boo's face in the morning & at night ~ they are so well matched...

Abbey 4 years ago

my family is looking for a good family dog. We have the option to get a jug. We have had husky's in the past and they were the most stubborn dogs i have ever come across. They did not listen, jumped our fence and would not come back when called. Are jugs at all like this?? I just want to do the right thing for the family. I have a 4 year old boy! I will take any advice

Sherry 4 years ago

My daughter and her boyfriend just got an 8 week old Jug named Karma. She is sweet, beautiful and loves to play. She is just starting to nibble and chew on people and things like chairs. They bought the bitter apple spray that is to keep cats and dogs away from certain furniture and wires, but get this She LIKES IT! She started licking it. So know they are trying the No with a tap on the nose and someone suggested spraying water in their face. She has been wonderful with peeing on the pee pads since she cannot go outside yet bc she has not gotten her first shots yet since her and two siblings have Kennel Cough and are being treated for 10 days. She will get her shots next Monday and then they will start with outside potty training. We "Grandpuppy" sat on Friday night and it was almost as nerve racking as if it were a real baby! We had to give her medicine and she was mad at me bc I was the one to make her take it. We have always had large dogs like German Shepards and our current dog is a Golden/Lab mix. But seeing Karma and how tiny she is and how cuddly, now I won't discriminate against the little dogs anymore. She is a great addition to our family!

Abby 4 years ago

I Love my jug Milo & ive had him 2 weeks this saturday, hes 6 month old but today when i took him to the vets he weighed 9.1kg. Although the vets all loved him & were completely cooing over him, they never mentioned whether 9.1kg for a jug pup is healthy or overweight? Can somebody help? I dont want him to be unhealthy! Especially because hes spoilt rotten & my new 2nd shadow & id be a lost puppy without him! Haha xx

Melinda 4 years ago

My family got a female jug a few months ago. She is now 6 months. We absolutely love her! She was very easy to house break. Within the first weekend we brought her home she was completely potty trained. She loves other dogs, especially large dogs in the neighborhood and loves to go to the dog park. She did love to chew while teething and we found that giving her a bully stick satisfied her need to chew. I absolutely love my cute little jug and wouldn't replace her for anything.

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melbel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

Absolutely adorable puppy! You accent is awesome, by the way!

gareth 4 years ago

we just got a 1year old jug and she is not house trained, cause the people that had her before us were always at work they never had time to train her and we were just wondering how long it would take us to get her house trained

Taylor 4 years ago

What are good jug names? I have a male.

jackie 4 years ago

we have a jug, he is 12 weeks old. everyone loves him.

Ann 4 years ago

Jack, our 2yr old Jug, is just wonderful! He is very entertaining as well as being a good companion for my 80 yr old father. Jack never tires of playing fetch or sitting on someones lap. He is all black with one white foot. He knows his toys by name and when asked will bring you the ball, squrille, frizebe, etc. He will also put them back into his "toy box" on comand. He is crate trained and when told "it's time for night, night" will run right to it. Recently Jack has started to growl and nip at strangers who try to pet him. This is a new behavior. He never growls at anyone he knows, but I am concerned he may bite someone. Any recommendations?

Colin 4 years ago

Just had a Jug 7 weeks old and have read all the comments and ours seems to be on the good side we named him Pugsley due to the cross breed, we are enjoying every minute with Her.

justin 4 years ago

i have a 1 and 1/2 year jug i got him as a birthday present before i went to college. he is the perfect mix of jack and pug he def has more jack in him. my whole family didn't like dogs and never had them growing up but they all fell in love with my jug and hes more spoiled than anyone in the family. i sware he speaks english he listenes to everything i say and he even opens doors that have handles. its amazing how fast he leared his tricks in one day at most he had every trick i wanted him to do mastered he is abs brilliant a great attention grabber my best friend and a better cuddler than my girlfriend haha i recommend jugs to everyone the best breeed ever. and this is coming from a family who never had or wanted dogs my mother is even alergic and she deals with the itching and irritation because she loves cuddling with him that much now thats love lol love all the comments be proud to be a jug owner they are one of a kind and have such personalities they dont just sleep all day and are dumb to me the only way to go is a jug my best buddy named acey boy

Amanda 4 years ago

Hello. I love all the feedback about everyone's Jugs. I too have a jug named Drake. He is about 5 years old now. We also have a female full blooded(no papers) all black pug named Daisy. Three weeks ago, Daisy gave birth to 6 pups..three males, three females. They will be for sale in 3 more weeks. They are located in central Ohio. I will not travel to meet people other than the three counties I am near. If you are interested, please email me at This is not a scam, I am not asking for a single dollar up front...just getting the word out that in three weeks I will have jugs available( most of them are black or black and white..a couple have a uniique shade of black with and undercoat of brown)

Christine 4 years ago

We recently got a jug and she is 9 weeks old her name is honey. Shes very playful and my daughter loves her. Lately I've noticed that she shakes a lot not all the time tho. When our cat comes out n were holding the dog we notice she shakes or when she's outside.. Why does she Do that??

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drgratton 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Christine, this sounds like a nervous reaction. I would suggest you visit the vet about this problem. Let me know how it goes.

Jenn 4 years ago

Im looking for a jug.

I met someone with one but they said he's more jack Russell then pug.

Do you know of anyone that breeds this type in Ontario?

amanda 4 years ago

i may be getting a mom wanted to get a boxer but......Ill talk her into getting a jug they are sooooooo cute!

michael 4 years ago

we might get a jug today so excited.

amanda 4 years ago

hey im back and my mom said she might get me a jug his name is tucker.but i need more info about them, like websites to help u train a puppy or just some helpful tips about jugs. ALSO I LOVE THIS WEBSITE

Roxanne 4 years ago

Use puppy training pads for toilet training or a crate but only use a crate if you are going to be with the puppy all the time but this is a brilliant way to toilet train. My jug puppy Milo is a good healthy dog but he loves to eat shoes and in at everything so you pretty much have to watch them all the time but they are really friendly happy dogs and love to play, good luck with yur puppy :)

luke 4 years ago

a few questions for someone to help me please, my jug is 6 months old and we got her at 3 months, she had been badly treat and not looked after well, she tends to bite and be snapy and we have tried everything to get it out of her but we are struggling and advice ? also she is a girl and she humps , WHY !? someone with answears plesae help !

Holly 3 years ago

Luke, a little bit late for advice, but my jug did the same thing. we found havin a toy or a chewy bone onhand at all times helped. we woud give hime one or the other s soonas he started to nip. At the same time, we also learned that was his way of telling us he had to go outside. This was recommended by the vet, and really has worked great.

michael 3 years ago

how did they come up with the word jug. plz awnser back

kristys 3 years ago

I have a 9month old jug pup her name is shoeshine :) I'm having troubles :( we are taking her to doggy school and we take her for walks everyday she is more like the JRT but she just keeps jumping on people biting my 2 children aged 4 and 2 on the ankles and the other day on my sons face i just dont know what to do she doesn't listen :( she is a good dog when she wants to be but thats not often please if anyone has any tips please HELP :(

diane 3 years ago

Where can I find a jug puppy for sale?

Robyn 2 years ago

I have a 4 month old jug that I got at 8wks old. She is the most beautiful thing I've ever laid eyes on! I always get compliments on how well behaved she is. Right now she sits, stays, shakes paw, and plays fetch like a champ. She is crate trained and is very good about going potty outside too. Rarely she will 'jealousy pee', but she's been breaking this habit since I've started enforcing time-outs. I've never had any problems with her chewing on anything she shouldn't - except for maybe my blanket- and she knows to stick to her toys. The first few weeks she was nippy while playing, but it was easy to break this habit by immobilizing her (pin them on their backs gently) until she calmed down. Now we can play wrestle without an incident! My boyfriend works at a doggy daycare and has a German shepherd cross, so we often go to his house or the kennel to socialize. She is great with all sizes of dogs and is surprisingly submissive. It is almost impossible to get her to bark as well, she is extraordinarily quiet unless playing with other puppies. She's also very cuddly and is rarely anywhere but by my side when I'm home, which I don't mind one bit! As far as exercise is concerned, I can take her jogging or for a long walk no problem, but she also doesn't mind lounging around with me for a day doing nothing at all. She sleeps beautifully too, 8 hours a night. I honestly couldn't ask for more from my little Leeloo, and she's still so young and has so much to learn!

Dizzy Donna 2 years ago

Hi we have a little black Jug called Tiny Tina who is almost 8 months, she is so amazing loves running round and playing but also loves a long Cwtch in bed I'm so happy we got her, we have 2 cats that are 7 years old and they all get on its great she is such a perfect little member of our family. We are bikers and she rides with us and loves it we are waiting till she has finished growing then she will have a proper leather jacket she is even a member of the biker club with her very own patch :-).

tracey 2 years ago

we have adopted an 8 month old jug (elvis), hes lush very good with other dogs, hes a bit bonkers as he loves to chase shadows up our living room wall, we haven't got him listening to a thing yet and really doesn't like being ignored lol we have 1 problem he smells really bad as hes allways farting (constantly) why would he be doing this? he is on pedigree dry food changed it from butchers dry food hoping it would improve but it hasn't, please help me as my children have hibinated to their rooms as a result of elvis wind :-(

Kim 2 years ago

I have a two year old jug named Quincy and he is a wonderful loving boy!! I had two pugs before him and love the pug personality but wanted a mix...he's perfect. He has a silly little underbite which makes his teeth stick out of his mouth some of the time. He hated a kennel so we had to gate him in the laundry room while at work. He can jump so high that he would escape the gate every day and greet us at the door after work! Luckily he was easy to house break so he now has the run of the house. He does dig holes in the yard occasionally and barks very little which is a plus. He is scared to death of a hair dryer and when a person whistles?!?! Silly little fellow and wouldn't want him any other way!!

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KatEast 2 years ago from United Kingdom

There is a good book on Jugs on Amazon by Alan Kenworthy, I really reading enjoyed it.

Debbie 24 months ago

My 1 year old jug Olive is a sweetheart, lovely natured but also mischievous, she is very clever and learns quickly, she gets lots of attention while were out walking and she loves it

glitter 23 months ago

My family adopted a jug from a rescue shelter 5 years ago and absolutely love her. We know she was abused when we got her but with love and attention she came around within months. She was 2 at the time and had been categorized incorrectly as a lab chihuahua mix. I discovered she was a jug and have had it confirmed by several vets. She is hyper one minute and asleep the next. She is amazing with my boys,cat and 2 other small dogs! (Once she knew who was boss!). To me she is the perfect dog! She is completely trained and sleeps in the bed burrowed under the covers with me! I would definitely recommend a jug for a family with children and other animals but purchase prices I've seen are crazy!! Rescue- Rescue - Rescue!!! Look for the characteristic of a jug but remembered they won't all look like the pictures. My Happy actually looks like a mini black lab that will never grow up! Do your research!

Robyne 21 months ago

Hello,we have a black jug pug.we got her at 8 weeks and we just love her.she was very easy to house train and loves to play and chew .as other owner have said she does get very excited when she see other people ,jumps and licks a lot.a few weeks ago she started not eating her puppy biscuits .We had to hand feed her and coaz her to eat.As she is 9 months we got her some adult biscuits today and I have just feed her dinner,1/2 puppy biscuits and 1/4 the new adult biscuits..she seemed more interested in eating but still didn't eat all her puppy biscuits.Im wondering if I am doing the right thing as I don't want her to get an upset tummy.we would appreciate any advise .

Anonymous 20 months ago

We have a Jug and she Is adorable. She can be trained really easily and will only play if someone else is playing. She also is very,very lazy, most of the time she is starting out of the window with the sun in her face! It is true, she thinks she is better than anyone but when she meets them she becomes jealous and gets frightened!

rhiannon lynch 20 months ago

I have a 5 yr old jug. Her names aashka.shes fun , great temperment

and really cuddly.shr makes a brilliant family pet

Ellie 18 months ago

I have a Jug and her name is Trixie. Sweetest and loving little dog. When I'm off from work she is with me every move that I make. Simply adore my doggy.

Michelle 15 months ago

Hey.. ive got a jug boy and was thinking of mating him to another jug, any views on x hybrid mating? Both have great temperaments and are lovely examples.

Lucky 14 months ago

We have a 10 week old male jug pup and we have noticed 3 little bumps on his head does anybody know what that could be ?

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brierleyzoe39 5 months ago from wales

hi i got a jug called kiera age6 years

Nicole Ortega 3 months ago

We have a 8 weeks old Jug name Hunter. He is amazing!!!! People stop us everywhere to take pictures of him. He is light golden with white and his face is darker tan. He is so smart and so conniving lol. I have never really had a puppy of my own and my hubby and I are head over heels for Baby Hunter. He is so daring and fearless and he doesn't like when big dogs approach him without permission, he becomes unfuriated and acts like if he is a pit bull lol. He has a very big wardrobe with many hats and rain/snow boots! Lmao Hey I'm a young mama so I love fashion.

Faye 6 weeks ago

Our jug (Penny) is 1yr and 5months old she has alot of energy even after a long walk! She also loves to cuddle but is very nippy she's not good with children as she loves to jump up at them! She is very intelligent but very naughty.

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