PUG

PUG

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.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Pugs can live in excess of 12 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

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.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

 

CARE REQUIREMENTS

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.

IDEAL OWNERS

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.

IN CONCLUSION

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:

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory:New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Territory :Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia :Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria:Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)