Pug

Description

The square build and large wrinklel are the Pug’s most distinctive features. Its body is compact, but it is very strong. The legs are not very long. The front legs are straight under the breed while the back legs are somewhat angled. It has a massive head that is somewhat round. The ears are set above eye level, are small, and fold down. The wrinkles on the face are more apparent between the eyes. Its chest is broad and deep. The neck is muscular and smoothly extends to the back. Its tail curls backward.

Temperament

The Pub is an easy-going family pet. It is playful and makes a great companion for children. It will bark to alert its family of a stranger’s presence, but does not react. It is an intelligent breed that attempts to please its owner. It has a tendency to entertain. It will do fine with other pets, including dogs. Obedient and devoted, this breed is generally easy to train. However, it may act stubborn at times.

Height and Weight

The Pug male and female are the same height and weight. The breed is about 11 inches and an average of 14-18 pounds.

Health Problems

The Pug is a generally healthy breed. It is susceptible to develop entropion and epilepsy. Due to the breed’s size it may develop patellar luxation.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Pug is not suitable for outdoor living conditions. The breed does better when it lives indoors with its family. It can adapt to small environments, such as an apartment or condo.

Exercise

The Pug is typically an indoor breed. Although the breed will remain active indoors, it still requires signifiicant exercise. Physical that is not too excessive is best for this breed since it can easily become short of breath. In addition, exercising this breed in weather that is too hot is unsuitable for this breed.

Life Expectancy

The Pug has an average life expectancy of 12-15 years.

Litter Size

The Pug has an average litter size of ? puppies.

Grooming

The smooth coat of the Pug does not require a significant amount of grooming. For most of the time, the coat just needs brushing a couple of times each week. During shedding season the Pug’s coat will shed heavily. The coat will need to be brushed more during this period. Attention to the breed’s nails and teeth is also recommended.

Origin

China

Group

Mastiff

Color

The Pug is usually gray, black, or an orangish color. The breed also has a black mask with black on the tips of its toes and ears.