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Could this be India's perfect dog? Those dark brown eyes, wiggly butts, curious expressions, and adorable licks make Pugs, Pugs. Did you know - the wrinkles on a Pug's face form the Chinese word for 'prince'? Royal or not, Pugs have a way of charming everyone they meet and making them fall in love with the personality first and then the breed.

Pugs were initially bred 2000 years ago to guard the Chinese emperor. The word 'pug' is derived from the Latin word 'Pugnus', which means 'clenched fist', resembling the wrinkles on their face. The Pugs we know of today come in three colours - fawn, apricot fawn, black, and silver fawn. A unique characteristic of the Pug is its brachycephalic skull which causes them to make those low-grunted noises when they sniff, eat, and sleep, and their curly tail, which, when wagged, makes their entire butt wiggle.

Could this be India's perfect dog? Those dark brown eyes, wiggly butts, curious expressions, and adorable licks make Pugs, Pugs. Did you know - the wrinkles on a Pug's face form the Chinese word for 'prince'? Royal or not, Pugs have a way of charming everyone they meet and making them fall in love with the personality first and then the breed.

Pugs were initially bred 2000 years ago to guard the Chinese emperor. The word 'pug' is derived from the Latin word 'Pugnus', which means 'clenched fist', resembling the wrinkles on their face. The Pugs we know of today come in three colours - fawn, apricot fawn, black, and silver fawn. A unique characteristic of the Pug is its brachycephalic skull which causes them to make those low-grunted noises when they sniff, eat, and sleep, and their curly tail, which, when wagged, makes their entire butt wiggle.

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Small

Height

25 - 30 cm

weight

6 - 8 kg

Life Expectancy

12 - 15 years

Average Adult Size and Life Expectancy

Size

Small

Height

25 - 30 cm

Weight

6 - 8 kg

Life Expectancy

12 - 15 years

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Moderate shedding

Easy To Groom

Easy maintenance (Monthly)

Drooling Level

Less likely to drool

Activity Level

Somewhat high on energy

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a moderate job/activity

Easy To Train

Somewhat stubborn, but with time they learn quick!

Child-Friendly

Good with children

Good With Other Pets

Somewhat get along with other pets

Breed Traits and Characteristics

Shedding Level

Easy To Groom

Easy maintenance (Monthly)

Drooling Level

Less likely to drool

Activity Level

Somewhat high on energy

Need For Mental Stimulation

Needs a moderate job/activity

Easy To Train

Somewhat stubborn, but with time they learn quick!

Child-Friendly

Good with children

Good With Other Pets

Somewhat get along with other pets

When it comes to nutrition, Pugs are not low-maintenance. They are prone to respiratory disorders, obesity, cancer, diabetes, hemivertebra, KCS, and Pug Dog Encephalitis. Over the years, indiscriminate breeding to meet high demand has led to puppies developing health complications that are often acute and lifelong. Hence, it is essential to feed your pug food that is age-appropriate, balanced, and nutritious.

A Pug's love for food knows no bounds, so they'll try everything possible to get those treats and table scraps from you. But, whilst you find yourself drowning in those puppy eyes, beware of obesity as Pugs put on weight almost too quickly. During the summer, it is best to feed your Pug a wet food diet to prevent dehydration since the breed is particularly prone to overheating and heat strokes.

Don't be fooled by a Pug's short coat. This breed sheds and how! Pugs require daily brushing and de-shedding to avoid fur floating everywhere around the house. They also require weekly teeth and ear cleans, monthly baths, and bi-monthly nail trims. Oftentimes, Pugs can suffer from mild to severe body odour due to their skin folds.

In such a case, it is best for you to increase the number of baths to twice a month and use dry shampoo every three days. A Pug grooming kit consists of a metal comb, de-shedder, short-coat shampoo, ear cleaning solution, toothbrush and paste, nail trimmer, and dry shampoo. It is also recommended that pug grooming is done at a professional groomer once every six months to keep them looking their best. 

A Pug's brachycephalic skull prevents the breed from exercising at a stretch like other dogs. The breed thrives on 2 hours of exercise every day; however, each exercise must be for a duration of 15 to 20 minutes in order to prevent unnecessary strain on the lungs and heart. Besides physical exercise, Pugs also benefit from mental activities in the form of obedience training, scent work, and puzzle toys. Although training a Pug is easy, it requires patience - not all Pugs learn at the same rate. Whilst some tricks and puzzles may be easy for one, it isn't necessarily the case with the other. 

There's no companion like the Pug! This bite-sized power package of a breed is always caring for loving and entertaining humans in more ways than one, so why not care for them as well? Get all your pug supplies under one roof at Petsy.

When it comes to nutrition, Pugs are not low-maintenance. They are prone to respiratory disorders, obesity, cancer, diabetes, hemivertebra, KCS, and Pug Dog Encephalitis. Over the years, indiscriminate breeding to meet high demand has led to puppies developing health complications that are often acute and lifelong. Hence, it is essential to feed your pug food that is age-appropriate, balanced, and nutritious.

A Pug's love for food knows no bounds, so they'll try everything possible to get those treats and table scraps from you. But, whilst you find yourself drowning in those puppy eyes, beware of obesity as Pugs put on weight almost too quickly. During the summer, it is best to feed your Pug a wet food diet to prevent dehydration since the breed is particularly prone to overheating and heat strokes.

Don't be fooled by a Pug's short coat. This breed sheds and how! Pugs require daily brushing and de-shedding to avoid fur floating everywhere around the house. They also require weekly teeth and ear cleans, monthly baths, and bi-monthly nail trims. Oftentimes, Pugs can suffer from mild to severe body odour due to their skin folds.

In such a case, it is best for you to increase the number of baths to twice a month and use dry shampoo every three days. A Pug grooming kit consists of a metal comb, de-shedder, short-coat shampoo, ear cleaning solution, toothbrush and paste, nail trimmer, and dry shampoo. It is also recommended that pug grooming is done at a professional groomer once every six months to keep them looking their best. 

A Pug's brachycephalic skull prevents the breed from exercising at a stretch like other dogs. The breed thrives on 2 hours of exercise every day; however, each exercise must be for a duration of 15 to 20 minutes in order to prevent unnecessary strain on the lungs and heart. Besides physical exercise, Pugs also benefit from mental activities in the form of obedience training, scent work, and puzzle toys. Although training a Pug is easy, it requires patience - not all Pugs learn at the same rate. Whilst some tricks and puzzles may be easy for one, it isn't necessarily the case with the other. 

There's no companion like the Pug! This bite-sized power package of a breed is always caring for loving and entertaining humans in more ways than one, so why not care for them as well? Get all your pug supplies under one roof at Petsy.

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Beagle

Boxer

Daschund

Dobermann

German Shepherd

Golden Retriever

Indie

Labrador Retriever

Rottweiler

Shih Tzu

Siberian Husky

Bengal Cat

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