Other Names: Mops, Carlin
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 10 – 11 inches Weight: 13 – 18 lbs.
Colors: Silver, apricot, fawn or black, black mask and ears and black trace along back Coat: Fine, smooth, short and glossy
Temperament: Pugs are loyal, affectionate, quiet and docile, vivacious and teasing With Children: Yes, playful and loving With Pets: Yes, will get along well with other family pets and dogs. Special Skills: Family pet
Care and Exercise: Pugs needs special care during hot humid weather because of the short nose. Do not leave Pugs out in the hot sun. Nails and teeth need weekly attention. Pugs shed a lot and needs brushing at least twice a week. Bath as necessary. Wash the eyes two to three times a week. Needs more than required exercise for Toy dogs. Enjoys a romp outdoors, or a walk around the block. Training:Pugs respond well to basic training but needs a gentle hand. They will be sensitive to your tone of voice so harsh punishment is unnecessary. Learning Rate: High, Obedience – Medium, Problem Solving – Low
Activity: Indoors – Low, Outdoors – Low Living Environment: Suited to live in an apartment. An owner of a Pug should be a patient leader who desires a small, loving dog as a companion.
Health Issues: Overall healthy. Luxating Patellas, skin problem and epilepsy
Life Span: 12 – 14 years Litter Size: 2 – 5
Country of Origin: China History: The Pug is said to have originated in China around 400 B.C. and it is possible they may be a scaled down relative of the Tibetan Mastiff as they were once the the pet of Tibetan Monks. They were then taken to Holland during the 1500’s by Prince William of Orange who became William III of Britain. The breed was standardized in 1883 and the British Pug Dog Club was formed. American fanciers obtain most of their stock from England and they were accepted in 1885 by the AKC.
First Registered by the AKC: 1885 AKC Group: Toy Group Class: Toy Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI (Group 9), KC(GB), UKC