|Coat:||Pugs commonly have a short, glossy coat in apricot fawn, silver or black. Their double coat, with two layers of hair, means they shed a lot of fur. Regular brushing with a soft bristle brush can help.|
|Exercise:||Up to one hour a day|
|Life span:||12-14 years|
|Breed group:||Pugs are from the toy group, originally bred to sit on laps. They are also one of the oldest dog breeds, and can be traced back to 400BC China.|
Pugs are small, sturdy and very playful.
They are socially confident, enjoy being around people and can easily adapt to different living environments. They’re able to integrate well with families and are known to be especially good with children.
Pugs are known for their love of food, which can lead to obesity and affect their life span if not well managed. Giving your Pug daily exercise and feeding them appropriately according to their age, weight and daily activity level is key to keeping them healthy. To ensure your Pug gets all the nutrients they need, follow the portion recommendations on a high-quality, breed-appropriate dog food.
When adopting a Pug it’s important to look out for any existing health issues which can be detected by examining their movement, eyes and breathing.
Intelligent and sensitive, these little dogs also often have a stubborn streak and so may need a considered, firm hand when it comes to their training. Pug puppy training involves lots of social activity and positive reinforcement. Due to their sensitive natures, Pugs won’t respond well to harsh training methods. Avoid leaving your Pug alone for long periods of time, as they prefer having someone to keep them company.
As Pugs are happy to spend all day indoors and love their food, it’s vital that they’re exercised for up to an hour each day. You can give your Pug a workout either through walking or playing outside, but keep in mind that their short muzzles make them less suited to hot weather. It’s best to limit their time spent outdoors during the warmer months.
Pugs shed a lot of hair and therefore need regular grooming with a soft bristle brush. Your Pug can occasionally can be bathed in water, but take extra care to properly dry their coat. Pay particular attention to any skin folds or wrinkles, as moisture can lead to sores if left unchecked.