This page covers everything that there is to know about pugs. This in depth guide will detail everything from the description of a pug, where they came from to what their temperaments are like. So let’s get started, we know you’re eager to read about pugs!
Description – The Pug is usually a small, square, stocky breed of dog. The head of a pug is very round and usually large in size with a short, blunt, square shaped nose (muzzle). Moles on the cheeks of pugs are considered beauty spots by many and have become a well know feature. The unusually large, prominent eyes are dark, usually jet black that often appear to be bulging. The small, thin ears are normally button shaped. The face has large, deep wrinkles that will need cleaning regularly. The high-set tail is curled over the back and a double curl is preferred if you are thinking about taking your pug to shows and competitions. Pugs have short coat which is very soft, contains fine hair and smooth. Coat colours come in fawn, black, white and silver.
Health Problems – Pugs do suffer from a number of health problems but most can be prevented. Pugs catch colds very easily and are stressed by hot and cold weather. They are also prone to allergies and the short nose and facial features that they have contributes to breathing problems, making the Pug a very heavy snorer at most times.
Habitat/Living Conditions – Pugs are good for life in a flat but are also suitable in a house. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do okay without a garden. Saying this, they do enjoy crazy moments when they run around and enjoy playing. They can’t withstand sever hot or cold weather and should be kept indoors at a comfortable temperature at all times.
Life Expectancy – A Pugs life expectancy ranges from around 12-15 years.
Coat Care/Grooming – The smooth, short haired coat on a pug is very easy to groom. Brush and comb with a firm bristle dog brush and then shampoo occasionally or after a very messy, muddy walk! Dry thoroughly after a bath so your pug doesn’t get cold. The creases on the face must be cleaned regularly as mentioned above to avoid infections or further problems around the muzzle area.