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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.

Physical Features of Pugs

Pugs are definitely among the popular dog breeds that are found in many households across the country today. If you ask pug owners on why they initially chose this breed over the other dog breeds for households, they will tell you that the appearance of the pug is a contributing factor to their decision. But how do dogs in this breed really look like compared to the other breeds? The pug is considered as a short dog and they generally 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...

Origin

Before, there were different theories with regards to where the dog breed Pug really originated. Some believe, the breed came from the Far East while others said, it developed in Europe. However, after long years of debate, it is now accepted that the pug origin started in China then reached Japan and later spread in Europe. It was said that the pugs were bred to sit on the Chinese emperor’s lap because the dog resembled the dragons. The short haired More...