Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: China
Group: Toy Dogs, Companion Dogs
Height: males 12-14 in., females 10-12 in.
Weight: males 13-20 lbs., females 13-18 lbs.
Life span: 12-15 yrs.
Trainability: moderate
Good with children: yes
Good with other pets: yes

The Pug originated in China and came to Europe about 400 years ago.

What does the Pug look like?

The Pug has a compact, small body with a short muzzle that can cause breathing problems, especially if the humidity is high. It has a wrinkled forehead and pendent ears that are very soft. Special attention should be paid to its prominent eyes as they are prone to problems. The Pug has a shiny, soft, short coat. Colors are silver, apricot-fawn and black with a dark mask.

What is the Pug’s temperament?

The Pug is a loving, affectionate, happy dog. It is good with children and other pets. The Pug loves to eat, so watch its diet no matter how difficult it is to resist that adoring look. Be sure it doesn’t get over-heated in hot weather.

What is the Pug’s use?

The Pug is a marvelous companion dog.

Possible Health Issues

Brachycephalic Syndrome creating respiratory problems, eye problems such as entropion, ectropion, distichiasis, dry eyes, trichiasis, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, otitis externa, seizures, skin disorders

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