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Features and Misconceptions

Purebred pugs feature a stocky physique and are typically low to the ground. Protruding eyes and condensed snout are their major facial features. They do not shed as frequently as long-haired types of dog and their hair is short, but they still undergo hair shedding all year round. In terms of body weight, pugs are mostly less than eighteen pounds.

The colors of their fur can be fawn, black and white. Although pugs are generally smaller breeds, they still have the ability to serve as reliable watchdogs. Although the majority of dogs can learn how to adjust to living with some cats, pugs should not be around non-declawed cats. Because of their protruding eyes, a cat may scar or injure the eyes of the pug.

Crossbreeding can develop several distinct health problems in pugs. The pugs bred to become larger, for instance, can have heart or leg problems, while the smaller pugs will likely experience respiratory complications. These kinds of dog can be sometimes gassy, particularly when they gulp or wheeze the air regularly. Curled tail, smooth short hair, squarish build, wrinkled face and snub nose are the lovable physical features of a pug, but beyond those things, its friendly “character” is what makes this dog worth taking care of.

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...

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...