1What is the origin of the Pug?
The Pug is considered an Oriental breed with ancestral ties to the Pekingese and perhaps the Shih Tzu. There is no clear date of introduction of the Pug and many people disagree due to the lack of records available.
2Is there a difference between Fawn and Black Pugs?
Aside from the color, there is no difference between the two. On average, Pugs live about 12 years, but they’ve been known to live well beyond their average life span with proper care, nutrition and of course some good luck.
3What life expectancy do Pugs have?
On average, Pugs live about 12 years, but they’ve been known to live well beyond their average life span with proper care, nutrition and of course some good luck.
4Are Pugs easy to train?
Pugs are moderately easy to train, making them neither easy to train, nor difficult. They maintain a stubborn streak, which can present occasional problem. Fortunately though, a Pug is a people dog that is eager to please and receive attention…And they’re lovers of all things edible with the possible exception of lettuce and thus can be bribed to do what you want them to do rather easily.
5Are Pugs good with children?
Pugs are among the most gentle and passive breeds of all dog breeds. They will tolerate the prodding of a child, are not known to nip or bite and are quite protective of the family and home.
6Do Pugs bark a lot?
Not usually. Pugs are generally very quiet dogs, though they can be taught to bark and make lots of noise. To answer a related question, the Pug’s bark is not yappy or shrill like the bark of some other small dogs.
7Do Pugs shed a lot?
Most Pugs have a double coat of fur where the undercoat constantly grows and pushes the overcoat out. This, coupled with their being indoor dogs that don’t shed based on the season makes for a whole lot of shedding going on!
8Are Pugs active dogs?
Generally, Pugs are not considered to be active dogs. There are some exceptions however. Pugs spend a good part of their day, approximately 14 hours worth, sleeping. They do have bursts of activity throughout the course of the day, but they are short and usually end with the Pug retreating for a nice little nap.
9Do Pugs require any special grooming and care?
Pugs need regular cleaning of their facial folds, constant nail clipping and have a problem coping with high heat that can threaten both their short and long term health.
10What is the temperament/personality of Pugs?
Despite their petite stature, pugs are full of personality. They are most well known for their short snout, curly tail, large head, and protruding eyes. Unlike many dog breeds, Pugs were not bred to perform a task. They are not hunters, guard dogs, or retrievers; instead, they are companion dogs
Personality-wise, Pugs are happy and affectionate, loyal and charming, playful and mischievous. They are very intelligent, however, they can be willful, which makes training challenging. While Pugs can be good watchdogs, they aren't inclined to be "yappy," something your neighbors will appreciate.
11What health issues commonly affect pugs?
Like all pure bred dogs, pugs have some health issues that may crop up and they are often expensive health issues. ... Pugs are prone to issues specific to brachycephalic (flat faced) breeds (breathing, eyes, folds of skin) and are prone to issues of the toy breeds generally (luxating patella, dental problems, trachea).
12Can Pugs be left alone?
Pugs will do fine if you leave them at home while you go to work. Just make sure that you're not leaving them for more than 8-10 hours without having someone check in on them. It may be hard at first to get them into the routine of being left alone.
13Do Pugs suit active owners?
If you are then do not get a Pug. ... Your Pug will love going outside and run around, but he will have a hard time keeping up with you. Eventually he will either get too tired or too hot and will need to be carried. One reason for this is because Pugs get hot very fast and can't cool themselves down.