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Pugs Vs Boxers: Descriptions, Similarities AndDifferences

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Just liking a dog's appearance is not enough to own it. Knowing the temperaments of a breed is as important as its appearance.

You need to choose a breed that suits your lifestyle and is a loving family pet. Although both the breeds in the discussion have proved to be a perfect family member yet we discuss the similarities, differences and descriptions of both of them.

Description of Both the Breeds


  • Pugs are known as the clowns of the canine world as they have a great sense of humor and they show it off very beautifully.
  • They are sturdy and compact dogs.
  • They are incredibly kid-friendly dogs and are highly affectionate with their owners and family.
  • Pugs are very friendly with dogs and also become friends with strangers in no time.
  • They are the perfect breed for novice owners as they adapt well to apartment living.
  • The breed cannot tolerate being alone.
  • Pugs cannot tolerate too hot weather condition whereas they enjoy cold weather, but only up to a certain extent.


  • These are medium-sized dogs with short hair.
  • The breed can easily hunt large prey with the help of their extra powerful jaws.
  • Boxers are very playful and highly energetic. This is why they belong to the working group.
  • As they are full of energy, they are highly alert all the time. Thus, the breed makes the perfect watchdog.
  • They are very friendly, loving and loyal breed.

Pugs vs Boxers

  • On the basis of Size

Pugs are small companion dogs with a height of 10 inches to a foot and weigh between 14 to 18 pounds. The breed is highly prone to obesity.

Boxers are medium size dogs with a height of 22 to 25 inches. The breed has an average weight of 59 to 71 pounds.

  • On the basis of Grooming Needs

Both pugs and boxers have short hair indicating that a small amount of grooming would do for both.

  • Pug goes through a lot of shedding and requires little extra grooming as compared to boxers.
  • A quick brushing every 3 to 5 days to remove loose hair would do for boxers.
  • A boxer prefers living in a warm place whereas a pug enjoys cold weather conditions more than warm places.

We've mentioned the characteristics, similarities and differences of both the breeds. Now choosing one breed over another is totally your call!

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