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Pug – a small dog with a big personality

A Pug is a breed that has a big personality in a small body. The breed loves company and closeness to both people and other dogs. Here we have all the information you need to know about pugs.
Pug – a small dog with a big personality


"The world's best friend who loves closeness! Works great in most situations. The stubbornness is mostly just charming” - The Pug Order 


Short facts about Pugs 


  • Breed: Pug
  • Size: 15-20 cm at the withers
  • Weight: 6.5-8 kg
  • Characteristics: Happy, curious, social and personal
  • Area of use: Companion dog
  • Common diseases and injuries : Skin problems, breathing problems and eye damage.
  • Country of origin: China, but home country is England. 


Are you a perfect match for a pug?


Pugs are an easy-care breed that suits the vast majority of people. The pug thinks it's extra fun if there are more of you in the family, have many friends or like to invent things. As this dog breed absolutely loves to socialize and discover new things. It is also important that you love to cuddle, this breed needs a lot of love and closeness. Some are also quite talkative and like to air their opinions! 


What does a pug look like? 


The Pug is a small, square and compactly built dog. The head is round with a short, blunt muzzle and clear wrinkles. The tail should be tightly curled and lie on the back or hip. The pug is available in the colors silver, apricot, fawn or black. On the dogs that have a lighter color there is often a jet black stripe along the spine, black ears and a black mask. The pug's fur is short, dense and should feel like velvet. 


How tall does a pug get? 


A pug is 15-20 cm high at the withers. 


How much does a pug weigh? 


A pug weighs between 6.5-8 kg. 


How much exercise and activation does a pug require? 


The Pug is a distinctive companion dog that likes most types of activity and dog sports. Many people who have a pug train or compete in agility, heelwork to music, rally obedience and nosework. There are also pugs that are good at tracking game. Long dog walks in lower temperatures are not a problem for the pug, however, you have to be a little careful with walks when it gets hot to avoid overheating. 


A small dog with lots of personality 


Pug is a happy little dog with lots of personality and curiosity that likes to have everyone's attention and often attracts laughter. A loving dog breed that loves the company of both people and other dogs. Pugs prefer not to be left alone more than necessary and are an exemplary companion to bring along in most situations, but also have a stubborn side that comes out at times. Pugs are in many ways an uncomplicated dog breed. 


The pug's health status 


The pug's most common health problems concern the eyes and skin. The short-skull head shape increases the risk of breathing problems and eye damage/problems. 


Minimal fur care 


The pug's fur requires minimal fur care, but a brushing from time to time, especially during the shedding period in spring and autumn, does no harm. It is all the more important to get into the habit of checking the pug's ears, eyes and muzzle folds and cleaning if necessary. A bath about once a month is also usually recommended.  

Due to the pug's rounded jaws and abundant skin, food can remain inside the lips so brushing is recommended to prevent tartar.  

Claw clipping is usually one of the pugs' big hate objects. Therefore, start training the puppy from the time it is small with clipping little and often, and it will become a routine that gives praise after completion. 


Origin of the breed 


The pug's country of origin is China, but its home country is England. The pug is descended from the short-haired variety of dwarf dog, the so-called Happa dog, which existed as early as the eighth century in China. From the end of the 16th century there is information showing that the pug came to Europe. England eventually shaped the pug into the appearance the breed has today. 


Frequently asked questions about the Pug

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