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Group: Toy Group
Purpose of Breed: Companion
Country of Origin: China
Average Size: Dogs range from 12 to 14 inches and 13 to 20 pounds; Bitches range from 10 to 12 inches and 13 to 18 pounds.
Color(s): Typically silver, apricot-fawn or black, with clearly-defined black markings on the face.
Coat Type: The pug has a short, smooth coat of fine glossy hair.
Grooming: The Pug's coat is easy to maintain and only needs a vigorous brushing once or twice a week. This breed is a minimal shedder and requires standard care for ears, pads and nails. Eyes have a tendency to weep and should be examined regularly.
Exercise Needs: Pugs need only a moderate amount of daily exercise to maintain their physical health. They are a suitable breed for small homes or apartments. They do not tolerate heat well and should be briskly dried if wet.
Temperament: Pugs are outgoing and social dogs that enjoy the company of both adults and children. They are even-tempered, but can be willful and stubborn at times. They are cheerful, playful, clever and mischievous all at the same time. They are alert, loyal and suspicious enough around strangers that they will sound the alarm when they feel it is necessary.
Common Ailments: Susceptible to patellar luxation, epilepsy, breed specific encephalitis, eye problems and skin problems.
Life Expectancy: Averages 12-15 years.
Trivia: Napoleon's wife Josephine used her Pug, "Fortune" to carry secret messages under his collar to her husband while imprisoned at Les Carmes.
More Information: Pug Dog Club of America, Inc.
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Charlie is a 2 year old Pug that I got two years ago.A friend's uncle breeds pugs and gave him to me. He ended up very sick with a genetic condition called a "liver shunt". My local vet clinic had a fund raiser and the clinic and my local community raised $2400. Charlie had the corrective surgery he needed and should now live a normal life expectancy:)
Charlie loves walks, dog park and every person that he walks by! Due to his medical issues and surgery he went through as a puppy, when Charlie gets his weekly bath, he stands perfectly still in the shower. You can lather, rinse and towel dry him and he won't move until he's done. He's such a good little boy!
Trixie is a two year old Pug. After much research into the perfect dog for children (young and old alike) that could handle apartment to farm lifestyle, we found Trixie from a local breeder in the area of FL, where we were living at the time.
Trixie is all "pug", she is a clown and loves to make people laugh. She has her own racetrack: she runs around the house. She enjoys playing ball, snuggling, walks, car rides. Unfortunately, when feeling a little retaliatory (if not taken for a car ride when the rest of the family leaves), she likes to rip through all the garbage pails and spread it all through the house.
Trixie is the life of our family and we love her very much! To us, there is no other dog as special as her!
By Babetta from St. Peters, MO
Willie is a 9 month old Pug. We got Willie when he was 6 weeks old. He loved to run around with Dexter, his BFF.
Max Lee Halcomb is 5 months old and a pug. I got him on July 13th 2010 . He likes to play, eat, run and dress up
Mama's Little Pugsley is a 9 year old Chinese Pug. Pugsley is my mother's pet. She got him as a Christmas present when he was 6 weeks old. He likes to dominate the household, especially the bed.
This is my dog Lucy. She was born this way. We love her so. She has really bad breath. :)
Gizmo is an 11 year old Chinese Pug. I got him in October 1999 through a breeder. We love pugs though, we had just lost our fawn, Cashew and were looking to buying a Boston Terrier.
Roxy is my 15 month old Pug. She was a Christmas present in 2009. She likes to play all the time. She loves to be cuddly!
She was a surprise present to me from my boyfriend. Penelope loves to kiss everything from couches to floors, etc. She also loves to go on the walk with her grandpa and doggie friends, Eva and Shinook. Also Penelope loves to eat, especially her morning breakfast from grandma and grandpa.
Harley is 3 years old. He is a Pug, I bought him off craigslist. He likes to run around the swimming pool and wrestle with his best 'bud', Banjo. He likes to eat potato peels
Scooby-do is a 4 year old Pug. She was born here 4 yrs ago.
Photo of Koko (Pug). Koko is our 6 month old Pug. We got her from a breeder in South Caroline in February.
Baby Ninja was 7 years old and a pug. We got him on October 14, 2001. He liked to do anything we do. He was the best dog, he will be severely missed. We love you baby, Mom.
She is very smart and likes to give lots of kisses and play with blanky. She is being paper box trained and is catching on very fast. She was crate trained the first day we brought her home. She also likes to sleep.