Pug

pug

Other names

Adult size Small

Variants silver, apricot, fawn, black

Coat type Short hair

Weight 6 - 8 kgs

Height 25 - 36 cm

Life expectancy 10 - 12 years

Required daily excersie At least 30 minutes

Good with small children Yes

Non-shedding No

Hypoallergenic No

Description

With the Pug’s comical, always ashamed expression, combined with its big brown eyes surrounded by deep wrinkles around their flat round face – how can you resist? The Pug’s square and thickset body does not stop them from carrying themselves with dignity. They are clowns at heart that thrive when they are the centre of attention. Pugs can be stubborn but rarely get themselves into any real trouble or cause any problems. While they get along with other pets, they can become jealous if they are not the one who with the luxury of resting upon your lap. We know it’s difficult, but try not to spoil this one too much.

Lifestyle and Living Environment

The Pug is a low-maintenance companion because they are a small and quiet breed. Their flat-shaped face causes them to not do so well in extremely hot or cold temperatures so they should definitely be kept indoors. While they do not need much exercise, they will become a bit antsy when not let outdoors for a walk or some playtime. Prepare for ample amounts of shedding, gassiness, and snoring.

Common Health Issues

Pugs are prone to: Pug Dog Encephalitis (PDE), Colds, Allergies, Chronic Breathing Problems, Skin Problems, Keratites.