Pug Dog Information For Potential Pug Owners

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Nov 29, 2016 // By:admin // No Comment

Possibly the most endearing and expressive face found on any breed of dog can be seen on pug dogs. With its almost impossibly large dark eyes and a button for its nose, the pug’s mug seems to simultaneously express that it has the weight of the world on its shoulders and an overarching desire to be loved.

Today’s pug can be traced back nearly 1000 years to China. In China, the people wrote descriptions of the dog referring to it as the one with short legs and a short head. The pug did not reach Europe until the early 1500’s when China started trading with nations like Spain and England. Once it found its way to Europe, however, it became a very popular breed especially among the nobles.

An adult pug typically weighs between 14 and 18 pounds. Its most known feature is its wrinkly little face. They also have easily identifiable tails- a high, tight curled loop, like a piglet, and often a double loop. Pugs come in either black or the more common color fawn. Lifespan is generally 12-15 years.

The phrase “personality is everything” can certainly apply to a little pug. They are playful and love attention. Pugs are also very affectionate towards their owners. Their nature is such that they are not only charming creatures but also give off an aura of dignity.

If you are considering adopting a pug, you should know a few things about the breed. Though they have short hair, they do shed a lot seasonally. Its small size and sweet nature make them inadequate guard dogs. They are very sensitive to heat and thus should not be kept outside in hot weather nor exercised too heavily. The construction of the pugs’ faces makes them prone to snoring and snorting.

Because pugs have such short legs and their faces are not elongated like most dogs, pugs are prone to health issues. Leg-related problems include patellar luxation (knee dislocation) and hip dysplasia. Facial issues that can arise consist of corneal ulcers, encephalitis, elongated soft palette, and pinched nostrils.

The phrase “multum in parvo” is Latin for “much in little.” This is a brilliant way to describe pug dogs. A pug will bring lots of love and laughter into your home and give a lifetime of loyal companionship.

Next, get more pug dog information and get pug care and training tips from the Guide To Pugs.

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