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Breeding of Pugs

The breeding of pugs is not as easy as it sounds. There is already an issue of dog overpopulation today and the continuous breeding of dogs does not help alleviate this problem. But there are those pug owners who really would like to breed their dogs especially if their dog is of exceptional quality. Before even starting the breeding process, the pug owner must first do extensive research on how dogs are bred and the prerequisites in dog breeding.

The initial step that you should do when breeding a pug is to bring your pug to a veterinarian who is an expert in dog breeding. These veterinarians will be able to assess the pug if they will be a good candidate for breeding and for producing offspring. In many cases, x-rays and ultrasounds will be done especially to the females to check the health of the reproductive organs.

Aside from the health and readiness assessment, owners should also make sure that the pug that they are planning to breed is a pure breed as well. This can be proven through certifications and paperwork including that of the last 5 generations from the pedigree of the dog. If you got your pug from another breeder, you can secure the pedigree from them.

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...

Caring for Pugs

Your pug should be fed a healthy dog food, not table leftovers. Check the list of ingredients on the back of the packaging; meat must be one of the primary ingredients. Obesity is a main cause of injury and illness in dogs, and due to their small stature and size, pugs are particularly susceptible to obesity issues. Brush the coat of your pug once a week. The short hair of pugs do not have to be maintained a lot, but More...

Living Conditions

Pugs are great choice for pets because, unlike other dog, they do not wander off. In fact, they are used to staying inside so they are ideal for apartment life. They can do even without yards and gardens. However, for owners who have their own yards, make sure that your pug is given adequate fresh water and shade because they cannot tolerate too hot temperature especially when the weather is hot and humid. The pug living conditions can actually revolve More...