Like most crossbreeds, Jugs have varying looks because no breed standards have been set. In fact, puppies in the same litter will come in different sizes, colours and overall appearance. It can weigh between 7 and 11 pounds and stand 25 to 36 centimetres. Some can inherit the flat face of the Pug, others will have the longer face of the Jack Russell Terrier, while the rest can have a combination of the two parent breeds.
Since both breeds are small, with the Jack Russell being only slightly bigger than the Pug, you won’t be getting an alarmingly large Jug. Some will have a wrinkly face and others won’t but one thing is common: when the Jug is alert or curious, it usually has an endearing furrow or frown. It can also have a straight or a curly tail.
Jugs have short coats that differ in texture and colour. Some can have smooth, rough/broken coats. The usual colours are black, black and tan, white, brown, caramel, and silver. Both textures are low maintenance grooming-wise. All the breed needs is regular brushing once or twice a week to remove dead hair and keep it tidy and healthy. It sheds continuously throughout the year and quite heavily during the spring and autumn so brushing should be more frequent. Bathing also can be done as needed. Since this dog is prone to weepy eyes, wipe them with a damp cloth to avoid soreness. To ensure the overall physical health of your Jug, other grooming basics include nail trimming, ear cleaning and tooth brushing.