The Pug Dog Breed

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The Pug

The Pug is a friendly, playful little fellow. this breed of dog was originally bred to be a companion. He is a homely little dog who is industrious, obedient and gentle. Pugs can also be forceful and determined and they make loyal, playful companions. Although the Pug's exercise requirement is low, he is stocky and can move fast.



Pug Characteristics

  • Homely, friendly, industrious, sociable, gentle, playful, obedient and busy.
  • Size: 25-28cm (10-11in)
  • Weight: 6.5-8kg (14-18lb)
  • Coat: Fine, short, soft and glossy. Colours are silver, apricot, fawn or black. He has a black muzzle, ears, moles on cheeks, thumb mark or diamond on forehead.
  • Lifespan: 13-14 years

Attitude to:
  • Owner: affectionate, loyal
  • Children: good but could be injured by boisterous children.
  • Other pets, strangers, unfamiliar dogs: good, friendly.

Pug Health Concerns
Hip problems, Legg-Calve-Perthes, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, entropion, dry eye, epilepsy, liver disease, anaesthesia sensitivity.


If you are looking for a Pug for sale, please contact a reputable Pug breeder to ensure that the puppies are in excellent condition. You may also like to consider a Pug rescue dog.

In closing, the Pug is a great little dog to have as a pet. Just be careful of his bulbous eyes which are prone to injury. Also, his shortened nose can make breathing difficult and he is likely to snore.

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