From the tiny pup that will literally fit in a jug to Jug dogsfull grown this article will help you understand the size that your bundle of joy is likely to grow to.
Because they are a crossbreed people often ask us how big do jug puppies and full grown jugs get, and it can vary a little bit but in general they tend to be small when they’re young and old. Unlike cats, dogs can grow over longer periods of time and more rapidly. Pugs and Jack Russell’s are about the same size with Pugs being rounder and JRT’s being sleeker and skinnier. When combined they generally look like a chunky Jack Russell (or a skinny Pug!).
How big do Jug puppies get
Jug Puppies are absolutely tiny up until three weeks and could fit in the palm of your hand. Here are two pictures that show their sizes exactly. At 8 weeks which is the date you should be bringing him or her home they about the size of a kitten.
Jugs grow quite quickly because they are a small breed and you’ll see them grow in no time, although you may not notice it since you’ll see them every day. Expect your Jug Pup to grow roughly an inch a month until they’re a full grown Jug Dog at around 1 years old. It can be more than a year but the rate of growth may not be noticable.
How big Jug puppies get however, really depends on its parents. Jeff’s (pictured) mother was a small Jack Russell with fairly short legs and his father was a pure bred Pug, in reality Jeff is probably quite small for a Jug. A Pug is named as one of the top 25 smallest dog breeds, it’s quite a surprise to not see the JRT there, too. Pugs tend to always be around the same size but you can get quite a variety of Jack Russells with some being quite big. Use this article as a guide rather than gospel and ask the owner about the sizes of the parents – that will give you a better idea.
Lastly, Jeff is a 1/2 JRT and 1/2 Pug and is pretty much in-between them both in terms of size, some Jugs can be 1/4 of one and 3/4 of the other and is likely to take after the 3/4 a bit more. Take this into consideration.
Your Jug puppy will grow quite quickly as you can see in these pictures, at around 3 months old they’ll start to work their extra rolls away and their chest might start to bulk up and become quite muscled. A stocky Jack Russell or a slim Pug is a pretty good description of a Jug. They will continue to be a pup for around a year and a bit in terms of size but they’ll be a puppy in terms of behaviour for around 2 years, but don’t worry they do get calmer as the months roll by.
Jug Dogs Full Grown
You should expect Jug Dogs full grown to be around 10-15 inches in size weighing around 5-7 kilograms. If you have met both of the dog’s parents don’t expect the Jug to be bigger than either of them. How big do jug dogs get can vary quite a bit, mostly on how big the parents are however.
They’ll do most of their growing between 2 and 7 months old and then it will slow down from then, this is a crucial period so make sure to feed them specialised, high quality puppy food (wet and dry) that will help them grow up healthily.
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