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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.

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...

Life Expectancy

The pug life expectancy varies, but the average pug can live as long as 20 years because they are strong and only susceptible to very few ailments and diseases. The longevity of the pug’s life will depend greatly on the breeding, exercise, care and diet that your dog should receive while in your care. If you are choosing a Pug for your pet, make sure to give considerations on the practices of the breeder. Try to ask if you can More...

Games for Pugs

Pugs are definitely playful and they like to have fun. They can easily get bored too so playing different types of games with them will not only help them have fun but it will also help them develop certain skills needed to become more developed and exceptional pets. The games that you can play with your pug can vary from simple ones that you can do in the living room to complex ones that you can do at a dog More...