Breed Personality, Characteristics, and Temperment
Compatibility With Other Pets
Pugs can live in excess of 12 years of age.
They love to be with people and so make excellent companion dogs. They are sturdy little dogs. They are natural clowns and they will keep you laughing. They snore, wheeze, grunt, snort and sneeze in your face.
It is not generally known that the Pug was the most popular of all dogs in England and the Continent many years ago. It is generally accepted that the Pug originated in China and made its way to England through Holland.With the introduction of other toy dogs, the Pug began to lose its popularity in England and there was a danger at one time that the breed would become extinct but more stock was introduced from Holland and Austria in the reign of George III, and this gave the breed a new lease of life. The breed in Australia has been kept going by imports from England at different times.
The perfect blend of little dog appeal and wistfulness and big stamina and courage is to be found in the adorable Pug. If you only have a small yard or live in a flat, the Pug is for you. They are remarkably free of "doggy" odours, and their short coat sheds very little, they are also exceptionally clean.
Most Pugs tend to laziness if left to their own devices and so a brisk walk or a vigorous game of fetch every day is needed. Do not allow strenuous exercise in hot weather or just after meals.Pugs, being intelligent and tending to independence, are not the easiest dogs to train, but they are trainable and it does them a lot of good to have a purpose in life. A local obedience club will put you on the right track and introduce you to another aspect to owning a dog and it becoming a companion – not just a pet.
Please take note:
Due to the shape of the eyes and face, Pugs are prone to eye injury. If your Pug is rubbing its eyes, or is squinting, or its eyes are watering, or there is any discolouration of the eye, see your vet immediately. And being a short-nosed breed, the Pug can have difficulties with its soft palate and needs to be monitored.
If you have decided that the Pug is the dog for you and you realise that this dog will shed plenty of hair around the house, then contact one of the groups listed below:
We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care
and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise
suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them.
We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a
substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.