Pug Breed Facts

  • Average Weight: 12-18 pounds
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Lifespan: 12-14 years
  • Temperament: Even-Tempered, Charming, Loving
  • Colors: Black, Fawn
  • Hypoallergenic: No

Pug Breed Overview

Pugs were bred as highly valued royalty, luxuriously cared for and guarded by soldiers as companions for ruling families in China and were before being brought to Europe in the 16th century.

Later, in the 19th century, they became the beloved pets of Royal family.

Pugs have been described as “charming” and are known for being both gentle and sociable companion dogs.

What is the Pug Temperament?

Pugs are rarely aggressive and are suitable for families with children.

Pugs tend to be intuitive and sensitive to the moods of their owners and are usually eager to please them, as they are playful and thrive with human companionship. They also really enjoy a good nap.

What are the Proper Pug Grooming Tips & Care?

Pugs have a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail, which are distinct to their breed. The wrinkles require occasional upkeep, including cleaning in-between to avoid irritation and infection called skin fold dermatitis.

Pugs have a glossy and fine coat that can be brushed regularly with ease at home.

What are Pug Health Conditions?

Since Pugs are short-snouted, they are susceptible to eye injuries including scratched corneas, proptosis, and painful entropion.

Hip dysplasia, which is an abnormal formation of the hip socket, has affected nearly 64% of Pugs over the past decade and should be monitored throughout their lifecycle.

Pugs have compact breathing passageways, which can lead to breathing difficulties and the inability to efficiently regulate their temperature.

What is the Proper Pug Diet?

Pugs that live a mostly sedentary life can be prone to obesity, which is why they should be fed dog food that is formulated for small breeds that include a real source of protein, such as chicken, beef, or lamb as the heaviest weighted ingredient.

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