Pug

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.

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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.

Does your Pug bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Pug puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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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Pug Questions

Do pug's snore?

Answer:
Yes, Pug snore. They are accomplished snorers.

Are Pug's hypoallergenic?

Answer:
No, the Pug breed is not considered hypoallergenic.

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?

Answer:
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.

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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.

Do AKC pugs come in brindle?

Answer:
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.

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