This past Sunday, we the city of Raleigh was blessed with 60 degree weather and sunny skies. This presented a perfect opportunity to bring our chug puppy Max out for some fresh air.
We brought him to a local school’s baseball field and let him loose without a leash for the first time since we brought him home.
We were surprised at how fast and energetic he was. Being a previous pug owner lead me to expect that he would have inherited at least some of the pug’s notorious lethargy and laziness but that was not the case at all.
He ran around non-stop for about an hour and barely even panted.
So are chug puppies athletic?
- Chi’s are quick and pugs have strong muscles, so depending on the mix you get, your chug puppy can have a mix of the two. From what we’ve read and observed, chugs are tough little dogs.
- Chugs generally bypass the poor breathing problems that pugs have, so they should have more stamina.
- Chi’s also have less body fat and fur than pugs, which is probably why Max did not pant much. (Dog painting is equivalent to human sweating).
- The best way to determine if your chug puppy is athletic is to take him outside and see what he’s got.