Pug

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Breed Group: Toy
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Overview
The Pug has unknown origins which have triggered debate among Pug lovers. It is believed that this dog originated before 400 BC in Asia, however one cannot be certain. Some believe that Dutch traders brought this breed back from the East. It is said that this breed descended from a shorthaired Pekingese while others believe that it was the result of crossing a small Bulldog.
Character
The Pug can be somewhat sensitive to the tone of someone's voice, however recovers fairly quickly. Don't underestimate the size of this dog, he is very devoted and makes a good watchdog. This is a big dog in a small dogs body, making him very sturdy and very devoted. The Pug should never be timid, and should never show signs of aggression. He should always be friendly and playful.
Temperament
The Pug is a happy and cheerful little fellow that gets along with just about anyone. This breed can become very jealous at times, but does exceptionally well around strangers. The Pug does extremely well around children, even children that are prone to pestering a dog, as this is a very sturdy and hardy breed. He can do very well around other dogs, but should be socialized at an early age like other breeds.
Care
Grooming wise, the Pug does not require much maintenance. The muzzle area should be cleaned as this breed has the tendency to drool. Under the folds of skin should also be cleaned to avoid any dry or itchy skin. Bathing should only be performed when necessary, as it will remove the natural oils from the skin and coat.
Coat
The Pug has a very fine, short, and soft coat. The coat should be smooth and glossy and neither hard nor wooly. The Pug sports a distinct black and soft muzzle. The hair is slightly broken along the curly tail.
Training
The Pug can be willful at times but is eager to please. Making training fun will be sure to catch this dogs attention and keep it. A variety of training methods work best with the Pug, as they bore quickly. Making training fun will be sure to keep this dogs attention. This is one of the harder breeds to train, so consistency is a must. Obedience training at an early age is recommended to make training more efficient and easier at a later stage in life.
Activity
Pugs are lively little dogs, however they are relatively active indoors and do well without a yard. This breed does love long walks, but proper water should always be provided as this breed is prone to breathing problems and tires quickly. This breed is excellent for an apartment environment. The Pug adapts well to many different environments, and will take as much exercise as provided. However, he has the tendency to overeat and become lazy, so exercise must be provided on a regular basis.
Weight
14-18 lbs
Height
10-11 inches
Color(s)
silver, apricot-fawn, or black, with black muzzle or mask, ears, cheek moles, and trace down back
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Pug puppies.

How much do Pug puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Pug varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Pug puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Pugs sold is $925.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Pug with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $5,800 or even more for a Pug with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Pugs sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $925.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $5,800.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 9891 Pug puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Pug puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Pugs true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Pug Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 9891 Pug dogs.
  • 1. Lily
  • 2. Norm
  • 3. Daisy
  • 4. Pepper
  • 5. Molly
  • 6. Buster
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Candy
  • 10. Lucy
  • 11. Lilly
  • 12. Holly
  • 13. Milo
  • 14. Peanut
  • 15. Penny
  • 16. Peter
  • 17. Princess
  • 18. Roxy
  • 19. Polly
  • 20. Roger

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Ridgley Country Pugs
Member Since: March 2007
Location: Joplin, Missouri
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Breeder of AKC Show Quality Pug Puppies, raised in our home, well socialized, champion bloodline, always trying to breed the best pugs, we keep in contact with everyone who purchases our puppies. We only have pugs, we love the pug breed and are always available when you have questions for the life of your pug, one year health guarantee, current shots and worming. We only have several litters a year. We think about our pugs health first and they are only bred once a year.

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Anonymous asked:
Do pug's snore?

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Anonymous

Yes, Pug snore. They are accomplished snorers.

Anonymous asked:
Are Pug's hypoallergenic?

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Anonymous

No, the Pug breed is not considered hypoallergenic.

Anonymous

No. Pugs are not. They are especially bad for allergies because they sneeze and slobber

Anonymous asked:
I have been looking through face book, on line, and through friends, for a pug for my child. But I don't just want any pug, I want a healthy well bred one. What standards do breeders have to meet for akc certification? Should they have to reveal legal paper work representing sire, Dam and vet health certificate before selling the dog? What do you ask a breeder when purchasing across state lines or internet in order to protect yourself from scamming?

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Anonymous

The AKC Is basically a paper mill, they do not check or verify anything. Ask your breeder for a list of customers. Call some randomly to see what you can find out.

Anonymous

I would ask if you can get the breeder's veterinarian information & have them contact the veterinarian to give the okay for you to call them & ask pertinent questions. I always like to ask if this is a breeder they would want a puppy from; also, if they had a stud come in, get info on the stud, etc. Years ago when I worked in a vet office, we had clients who bred their lovely, healthy, purebred yellow Labrador. The stud was from a few cities away, & we knew nothing about the stud. Turned out the stud was epileptic (unknown to our clients) & every single puppy became an epileptic! So don't go with backyard breeders & get references for both parents & talk to their veterinarians if possible.

Anonymous asked:
Do AKC pugs come in brindle?

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The AKC only has two coloration's registered for the Pug breed, fawn and black. However a Pug can be brindle and be registered with the AKC, but it will be disqualified from the show ring due to its coat coloration.

Anonymous asked:
What is a mini Pug?

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There is no such thing as a Miniature Pug. Pugs are a purebred dog and there is no other size for them. However, a breeder could breed the smallest of their stock to keep their adult dogs on the smaller side of the scale for this breed and call them Mini. But there is no actual breed that is called a Miniature Pug.

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Updated: 10/19/2017