Weight: 14-18 lb
affectionate, smart, demanding, robust, playful, loving
Origin: China during the 1500Ęs. The Pug is considered to
be the largest of the toy breeds. They are so popular in
Holland that they are referred to as the Dutch Pug. People
have long believed that they originated in Holland. The
Pug was developed to be a lovable companion dog. They
require minimal exercise and are great for those who live
in apartments or homes without a yard. Their tail is short
and is curled up and over the back into a tight coil.
Their face is expressive, looking like that of an old man!
Their eyes are large, lending to their soft and gentle
expression. Their muzzle is flat and short. The Pug's
forehead is covered with wrinkled fur, making this dog
quite adorable! There are two types of ears:
"rose" and "button". Their body is
short, compact and very solid. Coat is smooth, short and
fine. They only require minimal grooming care. They do
shed. Good with children. Colors: apricot-fawn, black,
silver; with black mask, ears. Training: early
socialization and obedience. They are a long-lived breed
compared to most other breeds of dog. The Pug needs to
live and sleep indoors. They are very sensitive to hot
weather, and should not be brought along in the car during
summer months. The Pug is good with other dogs and pets.
health problems: Because their eyes protrude a bit, they
are susceptible to injury (eyeball prolapse), respiratory
difficulties, heart problems.