Pugs are ideal companions for almost all humans, however because they are a brachycephalic breed they are not a breed to sustain long periods of physical activity. A normal weight for a healthy pug is 14 – 20 lbs. Height for a pug is 12 – 14 inches. Pugs are short in stature, tend to be sort of stocky, have a curly tail, black muzzle, snore and snort, are curious, fun, great to be around and love to make their owners happy.
Pugs are one time were praised and sat on the throne of Chinese Emperors. In fact, today many pugs still love to sit and relax on the couch while be waiting on by their humans. Pugs may look to be a lazy breed, however they are attentive, alert and ready to follow and play with their humans are any given time. For the most part, pugs get along with mostly everyone especially those who give them a lot of attention back. They are cuddlers and snugglers. Pugs are not a breed who likes to be left alone. When pugs are left alone for a long period of time, they may get themselves into trouble. Remember pugs are mischievous, intelligent and curious. Pugs are not necessarily barkers but they are yappers. They may not be the perfect guard dog but the will be a good host/hostess.
Because pugs are a brachycephalic breed, meaning they have a flat muzzle the do snore, snort and wheeze. These sounds are usual for this breed however be cautious because there are times they could be harmful so be mindful of your pug’s snort and wheeze. Their wrinkles will need to clean on a regular basis because of dirt, food, and sweat they can gather within those wrinkles. Without proper cleaning it could cause yeast infections, pimples, and other issues in those wrinkles. Pugs are not a breed for extreme heat or extreme cold weather; they are an ambient temperature breed. They like to run and play but do not need a lot of room so a great for apartments, condos as well as single family dwellings. However, be careful of the amount of food you feed them and what you feed them because pugs love food and love to eat. This also causes them to become obese which is unhealthy for them. So ration their food, provide plenty of water, and plenty of exercise.
Pugs tend to be stubborn but once they understand you are in charge are easy to train. Do not yell or upset them because you do not want to hurt their feelings, pugs are a dignified breed and expect to be treated in such a manner. As in our family, we say this is her house we just pay the bills, take care of the home and take care of her.
What about your pug or dog, anything fun, special or quirky? Please feel free to share.