Know your dog breed: Pug

Know your dog breed: Pug

About Pug Dog Breed:


With their comical look, massive head (for its size) with a short, blunt, square-shaped muzzle, pugs have made their way in as one of the most popular dogs for families across the world. Their trademark short muzzle face is awfully cute, but it too comes at a cost, as because of their flat face they often have elongated palate leading to breathing problems. Pugs tend to have trouble breathing in warmer weather and in some case they may require surgery. However, upside to this flat face is adorable face wrinkles, and pugs are usually bred to have these folding in to wrinkles over wrinkles, what some may call ugly others call irresistibly cute.

Centuries ago in China, these wrinkles were bred to create a pattern on their forehead, a pattern that looks like Chinese character for prince. The tail on the Pug gives away its toy dog classification; it whimsically curls up towards the back like a little corkscrew. The perfect tails is said to have two full curls.

Unavoidable, the eyes will pop out right at you. Pugs have these bulging eyes that you cannot ignore. One of the reasons why pugs are loved by so many different people is because they are just so easy to hang with. If you are kind of a person that sit at home and watch TV, your pug would behave in the same way. And, if you are outgoing and athletic, your pug would like to learn your outdoor lifestyle as well.

History & Origin:


The breed probably originated in China, where the flat faced dogs have always been loved. In the ancient times, pug was considered as a highly prized breed that can only be owned by Chinese emperors. The breed made its way to rest of world, when the traders from the Dutch East India Company in 16th century, brought them to Holland soon becoming favorites of the royal households throughout Europe.

However, the breed only gained popularity in United States after 1930 when they became recognized by kennel clubs across the various states.

 

dog breed PugColors:


Pug dog breed usually come in black, fawn, apricot fawn and silver fawn colors.

Training:


Training with the Pug dog breed is not as easy like walk in the park, but with patience and perseverance you can train them adequately, as they are an intelligent and curious fellow and appreciates direction. 

Living Environment:


Pugs are very easy companions, but you have to be careful about the weather you live in. Pug cannot not with stand high degree of heat during the summer season.  You have to extra cautious that you furry friend does not overheat. Pug is a perfect dog for apartment lifestyle, as it is comparatively inactive inside the house and will do all right without a yard.

Health:  


Pugs are pretty healthy pooches if you keep them bathed and clean. There is one health issue with the pug that sometimes its eyes get pop out, called proptosis. Proptosis can occur if there is a forward displacement of the eyes caused by accidentally holding the neck too tight or tugging on a chock collar too hard. The short muzzle of pug makes them susceptible towards allergies and chronic breathing problems leading to continuous wheeze and snore. It is also advisable that not to overfeed this breed, as they have tendency to get obese quickly leading to shorter lives.

Grooming:


Grooming requirements of pug dog breed are very minimal. You would require brushing his smooth coat on weekly basis to remove dead hairs and that too lots of it as pug sheds around the year. Also, airtight wrinkles on the face can lead to infection, as lots of moisture gets into these wrinkles leading to bacteria growth. So part of regular grooming process for a pug involves a through face cleaning as well.

Life Expectancy:


Pug dog breed has a life expectancy of 12-15 years.

dog breed Pug-life expectancy

 

Is Pug A Family Dog?


Pug is a perfect family dog, as they would do well with the family members and others pets as well.

 

What can you expect if you adopt a Pug?



  1. Daily Exercise Requirements: 20 minutes

  2. Energy Level: Average

  3. Life Expectancy Range: 12-15 yrs.

  4. Drooling Tendency: Low

  5. Snoring Tendency: High

  6. Barking Tendency: Moderate

  7. Digging Tendency: Low

  8. Social/Attention Needs: High


Adopt dog breed Pug

Summary:

  1. Pugs are adorable little dogs.

  2. They are not good in hot weather.

  3. Pugs are very healthy, but avoid squeezing them too hard as their eyes can pop out.

  4. Need careful cleaning of their face wrinkles.

  5. Train them from an early stage.

  6. They are very good with the kids and other pets in the family.


Do you own a Pug Puppy or Dog? Tell us about it in the comments!


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  • Sarvpriya Duhan

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    Posted on May 25, 2017 at 16:57 pm

    Thanks for valuable guidance and abundant information at one place. My Pug ORRA is 7 years old. Seek your advice regarding itching and skin allergy.

    • admin

      Reply
      Posted on May 26, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      Many Thanks for Appreciations. As regards to the itching and skin allergy in your dog, it can be due to various reasons like:

      1.Your dog may be allergic to normal environmental conditions example presence of pollens, house dust; this is called Atopic Allergies.
      2.Allergies due to food , however, it is found in small percentages among dogs.
      3.Itching can also be due to fleas or ticks.
      4.Parasite hypersensitivity
      5.Due to Malassezia dermatitis, a sort of Yeast Infection

      We would advice you to consult with your nearest veterinarian for the causes and best remedies for your dog condition.

  • Sarvpriya Duhan

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    Posted on May 27, 2017 at 08:22 am

    Thanks a ton.

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