Breed Rating

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Breed Attributes


Breed group: Toy    Type: Pure Breed    Talent: ,


Size: Small     Weight:     Fur length: Short    Ears: Flappy    Fur type: Straight    Fur Color: Black, Gray / Salt & Pepper, White / Cream


Life Expectancy: About 12 – 15 years    Rarity: Common    Availability: Easily available    Climate: Good for every climate.

Breed Details


One of the older breeds, it is believed that this dog originated before 400 BC in China.

It is said that the Pug descended from a shorthaired Pekingese, but some experts think it was the result of crossing a small Bulldog while others believed is a miniature form of the rare French Mastiff called Dogue de Bordeaux.

However, the Pug was popular in China, Japan and in Tibet for almost fifteen hundred years before Dutch traders brought this breed back from Asia in the fifteen hundreds. Pugs have been bred especially for human companionship and not for physical attributes like many other breeds.


The Pugs colors are: apricot-fawn with a black mask and ears, black or silver.


The Pug has a very fine, sleek and short coat.


The Pug is a happy and extremely playful little imp that gets along well with other dogs and pets, generally thought a good breed for families they behave perfectly with both children and visitors. The Pug requires plenty of attention and can become jealous at times if their owner ignores them. This breed is a loyal, affectionate and loving dog, highly sociable but stubborn and boisterous, he should be socialized at an early age.


Pugs catch colds easily and dislike hot weather, they should be kept indoors at a comfortable temperature. They are prone to skin allergies, heart diseases, chronic breathing and eyes problems. Do not over feed a Pug because they tend to quickly become obese. The smooth, short-haired coat of the Pug does not require much maintenance, Brush and comb with a firm bristle brush and bathe only when necessary. The Pug is a seasonally heavy shedder for a short A baby Pughaired dog.


This is one of the harder breeds to train, Pugs are not known for high performance in obedience competitions. In spite of he can be headstrong at times the Pug is intelligent and eager to please, fun and consistent training methods work best with him as he bore quickly with repetitive training practices.


Pugs are good for apartment life, they are relatively active indoors and will do okay without a yard. They are strong and enjoy energetic games, a combination of daily walks and free play time like fetching a ball will keep them fit and healthy. However, they have the tendency to overheat because of their short noses do not cool them off as easily as those of longer-nosed breeds.

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