Pug

Originating from China and brought to Europe in the sixteenth century, the Pug is best known for its wrinkly, short-muzzled face.
Pug Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

10-11 Inches

WEIGHT

14-18 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

12-15 Years

Pug Information

Pugs are a small dog breed with a big personality. The Pug’s history can be traced back to ancient China, where they were bred as companions for Chinese emperors. Pugs eventually made their way to Europe in the 16th century, becoming popular pets among aristocrats. Today, Pugs are still beloved companions all over the world.

Pugs are known for their expressive faces and comical personalities. They are also intelligent and loving dogs that bond closely with their owners. Pugs are relatively low-maintenance dogs but require some grooming and exercise.

Pug Exercise Needs

Pugs are relatively low-key dogs, but they still need some exercise to stay healthy and happy. A daily walk is generally sufficient for most Pugs, although some may need more activity if they are exceptionally high energy.

If you live in an apartment or have a small yard, consider taking your Pug to the dog park or signing up for dog-walking services to help them get the exercise they need.

Pug Training

Pugs are intelligent dogs that can be easy to train. They respond well to positive reinforcement techniques such as treats and praise.

Start training your Pug as early as possible to help them learn good manners and obedience. Socialization is also essential for Pugs, so be sure to expose them to various people, places, and situations from a young age.

Pug Health Issues

Pugs are generally healthy dogs but susceptible to some health problems. Common Pug health issues include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye disorders, and respiratory problems.

Pug Grooming

Pugs have short, smooth coats that are easy to groom. They only need to be brushed a few times a week to remove loose hair. Pugs also need their nails trimmed regularly and their ears cleaned to prevent infection.

While Pugs don’t require a lot of grooming, they do shed quite a bit. Be prepared to vacuum frequently if you share your home with a Pug.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Silver, Apricot-fawn, Or Black, With Black Muzzle Or Mask, Ears, Cheek Moles, And Trace Down Back

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Up to 30 minutes per day

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Portosystemic Shunts, Fold Dermatitis, Necrotizing Meningo-Encephalitis, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Entropion, Arachnoid Cysts

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