Pug Puppies

Pug Breed Information

Breed Group: Toy

 

Weight: 13-20 lbs

 

Height: 10-14 inches ---------------------------------------------------------

 

Color(s): silver, apricot-fawn, or black, with black muzzle or mask, ears, cheek moles, and trace down back

 

Appearance: The Pug has short hair creating a fine, soft coat. The coat should be smooth and glossy and neither hard nor wooly. The Pug sports a distinct black and soft muzzle. The hair is slightly broken along the curly tail.

It has deep wrinkes on its forehead and a soft, open, distinctive expression.

Their limbs are straight and strong which gives them a  jaunty, rolling gait that is quite distinctive.

 

Overview: The Pug has unknown origins which have triggered debate among Pug lovers. It is believed that this dog originated before 400 BC in Asia, however one cannot be certain. Some believe that Dutch traders brought this breed back from the East. It is said that this breed descended from a shorthaired Pekingese while others believe that it was the result of crossing a small Bulldog.

 

Character: The Pug can be somewhat sensitive to the tone of someone's voice, however recovers fairly quickly. Don't underestimate the size of this dog, he is very devoted and makes a good watchdog. The pug rarely shows signs of aggression and is generally playfull.

 

Temperament: The Pug is a happy and cheerful little fellow that gets along with just about anyone. This breed can become very jealous at times, but does exceptionally well around strangers. The Pug does extremely well around children, even children that are prone to pestering a dog, as this is a very sturdy and hardy breed. He can do very well around other dogs, but should be socialized at an early age like other breeds. They are perky, rambunctious and loyal, affectionate and loving, with a happy disposition. They are playful and charming. Clever and mischievous - with a heart-winning personality. They can be a bit willful. Highly intelligent, it bores easily with repetitive training practices.

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The dog is neither excitable nor dull. They are good watchdogs, very devoted and are not yappers. Pugs get along well with other dogs and pets, and they behave impeccably with both children and visitors. Do not forget though, that they require lots of attention and become jealous if their owner ignores them.

Playful and happy, dignified and funny, although sometimes stubborn, the Pug is typically pleasant and anxious to please. A show-off.

Pugs are loyal, affectionate, quiet and docile, vivacious and teasing

 

Care: Grooming wise, the Pug does not require much maintenance. The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush and comb with a firm bristle brush and shampoo only when necessary. Bathing should only be performed when necessary, as it will remove the natural oils from the skin and coat. After bathing, dry him quickly and thoroughly to prevent chill. The creases on the face must be cleaned regularly.

This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder. Pugs require brushing only once or twice a week.

Pugs catch colds easily and are stressed by hot and cold weather. Pugs needs special care during hot humid weather because of the short nose. Do not leave Pugs out in the hot sun. They are prone to allergies and the short muzzle contributes to chronic breathing problems. (Pugs suffer from poor ventilation.) They are not the easiest whelpers. Expect Cesarean Section if breeding. The delicate eyes are prone to weeping. This breed tends to wheeze and snore, but on the whole is a very easy-care dog.  Do not overfeed a Pug, as they will eat more than is good for them, quickly becoming obese and living much shorter lives. Prone to skin problems.

 

Training: The Pug can be willful at times but is eager to please. Pugs respond well to basic training but needs a gentle hand. They will be sensitive to your tone of voice so harsh punishment is unnecessary. Making training fun will be sure to catch this dogs attention and keep it. A variety of training methods work best with the Pug, as they bore quickly. Making training fun will be sure to keep this dogs attention. This is one of the harder breeds to train, so consistency is a must. Obedience training at an early age is recommended to make training more efficient and easier at a later stage in life.

 

Activity: Pugs are lively little dogs, however they are relatively active indoors and do well without a yard. Pugs are a less active breed and require minimal exercise to stay happy. This breed does love long walks, but proper water should always be provided as this breed is prone to breathing problems and tires quickly. Pugs are strong dogs with short straight legs. They enjoy energetic games and will keep in better health if given regular exercise. But be careful not to over do it, especially if you see them start to wheeze., and will take as much exercise as provided. However, he has the tendency to overeat and become lazy, so exercise must be provided on a regular basis.

 

Ownership: The Pug adapts well to many different environments and is especially suited for apartment life. It is relatively inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard. Cannot withstand hot or cold weather and should be kept indoors at a comfortable temperature. An owner of a Pug should be a patient leader who desires a small, loving dog as a companion.

 

Life Span: 12 - 14 years



 

 

 

 


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