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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14-18 lbs
10-11 inches
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 2022

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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 $1,175.00. 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 $2,900 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Pug with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Pugs sold is $900.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,175.00
Average Price: $900.00
Top Quality: $2,900.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 13418 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.

Most Popular Pug Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 13418 Pug dogs.
  • 1. Daisy
  • 2. Lily
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Lucy
  • 5. Norm
  • 6. Molly
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Buster
  • 9. Pepper
  • 10. Milo
  • 11. Peanut
  • 12. Lilly
  • 13. Charlie
  • 14. Penny
  • 15. Sasha
  • 16. Candy
  • 17. Holly
  • 18. Toby
  • 19. Buddy
  • 20. Jack

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Location: Pierre / Central SD, South Dakota
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Pugs aren't for everyone. No, only those who appreciate inner beauty and lots of snorting will ever understand the joy of being owned by a pug. Pug people choose their furniture to coordinate with dog hair. Pug people know that there is no reason to wait until one is asleep to start snoring. Are you a pug person? We are! We believe that the ultimate purpose for any dog is to be a family pet. We have chosen our pug parents for their excellent health, affectionate temperaments, playful natures, and athletic ability. Every breeding decision we make is made with the intention of creating happy, health, life-long companions. We raise our puppies with patience, consistency, and a great deal of love. You won't find a puppy here who is afraid to be picked up or is frightened of loud noises, children, or vacuum cleaners! Only with daily handling and lots of variety in their play can puglets develop into the most intelligent, intuitive, and confident pugs possible. Visit us online at www.uglymugspugs.com to learn about our pugs.

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Anonymous asked:
How do I safely buy a Pug online from a breeder I don't know?

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If you are concerned about being scammed by someone, then do not buy a dog from a breeder you can not go and physically get your dog from. However, there are many breeders that ship their puppies all over the world. First, get in contact with your breeder. Have a paper trail either by e-mail, or ask if it is okay to record your phone calls so you can be sure that they are who they say they are. Secondly, ask to have contact information from other puppy owners and get in contact with those people. Thirdly, take the ID's of the dam and sire and check on the AKC, CKC, or UKC website to ensure that these dogs are true and registered properly. If the breeder is registered, ask for their registration number and make sure it is also correct. The best thing is to trust your gut, if you feel it is too good to be true, or there is a problem, don't go through with it. There are good and bad breeders in the world, please make sure you find a good one and support their breeding line by getting a pup from them.

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Are coal black Pugs worth more?

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In short, no. The coloration of the Pug should not warrant a price change. There are no "rare" colorations of a Pug. The less common coloration of Silver can cause some breeders to price those puppies higher than the average black or apricot colored Pug; but truly the coloration should not warrant a price change.

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Do silver Pugs shed lots of hair?

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All Pugs, no matter the coloration of them, shed. They are considered a 4.5/5 on the shedding scale, which means that the breed will shed all year around. They need to be brushed at least 2x a week, but 3x a week or more would be better of course.

Anonymous asked:
What can I do about anal leakage in a Pug?

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First thing first is to take your dog to the vet. He/She may be experiencing a medical problem that needs to be addressed. If it turns out that incontinence is not the problem, then most like he/she has full or impacted anal glands that need to be dealt with. A vet or a groomer can deal with impacted anal glads for a fair price. Many breeds and mixes of dogs get impacted anal glands from time to time. Having them expressed now and again to release any backed up fluid can help a dog that is prone to impacted anal glands so that an infection does not start and result in anal leakage.

Anonymous asked:
We have a ten year old pug. Do you think it would get a long with an English Bulldog puppy?



You know your dog best. When you take your dog out into the world, does he/she enjoy meeting new dogs or want to play with them at the dog park? If so, then your dog should do just fine with a puppy in the home. If not, and your dog is not very social then I would not recommend getting a puppy. It may be too much excitement/stimulation for your Pug. Pugs live an average of 12 - 15 years, so your dog at 10 is already a senior. Puppies and seniors are on very different scales and need different things in their lives; so please make sure your dogs life would either not change at all or benefit from having a puppy in it before getting one. If not, then please don't subject your dog to living with a puppy while he/she is in their golden years.


I would not add a Bulldog puppy. The puppy being male can be over powering and even aggressive once he few months old. Its too risky. He only has a few years left. Its time for nursing home type care. Even a Pug puppy now is too late. I almost did the same and good I waited. When he gets near his time, your freaking out. Need to be 100% ready for him after all the love he has given.

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Updated: 8/14/2022