Overview and History
Pug Dogs have a vivacious, lovable personality that nobody can resist. Their unique and funny quirks make them endless entertainment and their devotion and loyalty make them excellent companions. The breed is known for being called “Multum in Parvo” meaning “a lot of dog in a small space.” Which is true about their nature, they are a lot of personality, but in the best way.
Pug Dog Breed Information
Good With Children
Best With Families
Should Sleep Indoors
Should Not Be Left Outdoors
Low Heat Tolerance
Place of Origin
China is the most popular theory
Average Life Expectancy
The average lifespan of a Pug is 11 years.
Size, Height, and Weight
Small Dog Breed
Height: 10 – 11 Inches
Weight: 14 – 18 pounds
Length: Short, glossy
Grooming Requirements: Minimal Care
Coat Colors: Fawn, Black
Fond of People
Fond of Other Dogs
Loyal to the family
Loyal to the Pack Leader
Friendliness Towards other Dogs
Friendly – this breed tends to prefer being around other dogs.
Friendliness towards other Pets
Friendly – this breed tends to be friendly with cats and other animals.
Friendliness Towards Strangers
Friendly – This breed tends to enjoy the presence of, and meeting, strangers.
Energy & Trainability
Medium Energy/Medium Exercise Needs – This breed requires some attention but not constant stimulation. A daily walk can keep them happy and content. It definitely helps prevent a pug from gaining to much weigh, which they can be prone to.
Easy - This breed tends to learn commands and expectations easily. Recommended for inexperienced owners.
Tips for Raising Your Pug
Pugs are prone to eye injuries due to their prominent eyes, as well as having breathing difficulties due to their narrow breathing passageway. Since there are many wrinkles in the pugs face, it can help to clean them regularly to avoid infections and irritation.
It is important to not allow pugs to overheat, because of their breathing issues this affects their ability to properly regulate their body heat.
Pugs tend to be prone to being overweight as well, so it can help to regulate their food intake and do daily exercise, like a walk around the neighborhood.
As with all dog breeds, it is important to not over exercise a puppy. They grow quickly and too much pressure on their joints can cause issues later on in life. Wait until your puppy is at least a year old before you take them on any lengthy hikes or runs.
Pug Rescue and Adoption Organizations
If you are a rescue and adoption organization and would like to see your information on this page and/or on our CAN Rescue and Adoption Organizations List, please use the contact form and provide:
- The organization name, Web Site URL, breed/page you would like your site listed, and city and province of shelter location if applicable.