Pug


Pug is a dog breed with physically distinctive characteristics of a wrinkled face with a short muzzle and a curled tail. Pugs are often described by the phrase “multum in parvo” which means “many dogs in a small space.”

He is small but doesn’t need coddling and his mischievous face will soon wiggle the hearts of men, women, and especially children, for whom this pug seems to have a special affinity.

The main reason for his life is to be close to his people and to please them. He is comfortable both in a small apartment and in a country house. Whereas, he can easily adapt to any situation.

History and Origin:
The pugs are originally from China. In the 16th century, they were brought from China to Europe and were popularized in Western Europe. In the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria developed a passion for pugs in the 19th century, which she passed on to other members of the British royal family.

They were a favorite of the ladies and kids in particular. In 1885, The American Kennel Club (AKC) registered the first Pug. He can suffer from separation anxiety if he is alone for long periods of time. The Pug remains a hugely popular dog breed all around the world.

Physical Characteristics:
According to The American Kennel Club (AKC), pugs are a toy group and The United Kennel Club (UKC), pugs are a companion dog. It weighs between 14 to 18 pounds (14 to 18 lbs) both male and female. Generally, the male pug can rise up to 14 to 18 inches tall at the shoulder level.

Breed Characteristics:

Personality Charming, loving, and mischievous
Life Span 12-15 years
Height 10-13 inches (10 inches to 1 foot, 2 inches tall at the shoulder)
Weight 14-18 lbs/ 14-18 pounds
Length Short
Colors Apricot, black, fawn, silver fawn
Energy Level Average
Grooming Weekly brushing
Good with Kids Better with supervision
Good with other Dogs With supervision
Shedding Regularly
Trainability Agreeable
Barking Level Barks when necessary
Social/Attention Needs High
Breed Group Toy Group (AKC Classification), Companion Dog (UKC Classification)

 

Do you know that?
  • A group of pugs is known as “grumble”
  • Pugs sleep an average of 14 hours a day
  • Pug puppies can develop a fold in their ears.
  • A pug can have a running speed around 3-5 mph
  • The pug is one of the oldest dog breeds. They may have been around since 400 BC.
  • Pug is a close cousin of the Chinese breed, Shih Tzu.
  • In Germany, Pugs are known as “Mops”
  • In 1885, the pug was recognized by the AKC along with 14 other dog breeds.
  • Frenchie Pug is a new breed of dogs developed from crossing French Bulldogs with Pugs.

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