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Pugs

There are numerous dog breeds from all over the world but in the United States, pugs are probably one of the top choices of dog breeds for the past several decades. These dogs are in fact one of the determined dog breeds by means of DNA evidence. There are also proofs that pugs could have been existed since 400BC. Originally, pugs were bred during the Yang and Tang Dynasties by the Chinese Royalty at the Forbidden City.

In the US, this dog breed started drawing attention after the Civil War and in 1885; it was officially recognized by American Kennel Club. From then on, the popularity of this dog breed continuously grows. As a matter of fact, the pug has maintained its position in the top 20 list of dog breeds recognized by AKC.

However, although it is a very popular dog, the pug tends to get vulnerable to some health issues such as respiratory problems which are mainly caused by unique shape of their heads. Some respiratory problems that pugs could experience are elongated soft palate and pneumonia. Their large eyes also lead to numbers of health problems like corneal ulcers. These dogs are also susceptible to cataracts that can reduce their visibility and even lead to loss of sight.

Exercise

Although pugs have short straight legs, they are quite tough dogs. They are contended with just a long daily walk. Pugs can actually be healthier and do some energetic games if they are only given regular and proper exercise. However, owners should see to it that the exercise for this dog breed must not be overdone because when they get really tired, they are vulnerable to wheeze and overheat. The ideal temperature for the pug exercise is 30 – 70 More...

Height and Weight

The pug has a very distinctive appearance of robust and square-like body. The coat is shiny and smooth and usually in colors of fawn, apricot, silver and black. When you look at the pug’s face, you can see intense seriousness because of its dark, sharp, bulging eyes and snooty black muzzle. The velvety soft and rose-shaped ears are common to all pugs while the moles in their cheeks seemed to be their beauty spots. The tails are either in double More...

Common behavioral Problems of Pugs

Each type of dog breed can have their own personality. For pugs, they are playful and they like to impress a lot. But even if these dogs are really intelligent, their personalities can sometimes hinder the fun as they can have issues with their temperament and behavior. A common thing that this breed of dogs does is to whine. Whining is common for a pug as they have personalities like human beings. When they whine, it is necessary that you More...