Project Description


  • Dog Breed Group: Companion Dogs

  • Recommended for: Families and singles

  • Maintenance Level: Low

  • Life Span: 10-12 years

  • Height: 30-36 cm

  • Weight: 6-9 kg

  • Temperament: Playful, Loyal

  • Hypoallergenic: Yes

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Pug Breed Overview

The Pug is small dog widely recognized for his curly tail and wrinkly face. This is one of the oldest breeds in the history, with origins in China. Pug was imported in Europe in the 16th century.

Today, Pugs have compact, square bodies with well-formed muscles and deep chest. Their hair is glossy and short, and most often fawn-coloured, but some of them can come in silver, black, and apricot fawn.

You can easily groom their coat with a bristle brush, and bath him only when it is necessary. You have to clean them frequently because of facial creases. They shed heavily twice a year.

They are perfectly suited for small dwellings and apartments without a yard. However, they are not enjoying in cold or hot weather, which means that you have to keep them at a comfortable temperature.

Their size can go up to 36 cm and weigh up to 9 kg.

  • Suitability for Children – High
  • Tendency to Bark – Low
  • Energy – Medium
  • Suitability as a Guard Dog – Low
  • Grooming Requirements –  Once a Week
  • Amount of hair shed –  Heavy
  • Food Cost –  $5 to $10
  • Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58
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Origins of Pug

The Pug is one of the oldest breeds, originated 2,000 years ago. There are many discussions where and when Pug first appeared. They are considered as the most important parts of Chinese Song Dynasty dogs.

In the 16th century they became widely recognized around European aristocrats; Pugs became official dogs of House of Orange after Pug saved Prince of Orange of being assassinated. They are well known in whole Europe, but they were mostly used in Spain, England, France, and Italy.

Pug Temperament

They are perfect for elderly people and families that have young children. However, you have to understand that Pigs are strong willed, and rarely aggressive, but fond of children and other pets. Pug can be playful or placid and quiet.
In nature they are lazy, so that doesn’t need too much maintenance, which makes them perfect companions for elderly people.

Common Pug Diseases & Conditions

Pug Dog Encephalitis – This particular condition is unique just to pugs, and it causes the dog to circle, seizure, and fall into come and lose vision. There is no way to treat a disease, which means that you have to visit vet frequently and cover your Pug with PetCare.

Interesting Facts

  • Even though most people look small, they are the biggest dogs in toy group
  • There are many celebrity owners of Pugs such as Gerard Butler, Jessica Alba, and Brix Smith among others.

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