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Grooming

Pug grooming is not as complicated as others think. You only need to make sure that the eyes, ears and nose are clean. Cleaning the ear can already be incorporated when you bathe the dog. The standard cleaning routine for your pug is composed of applying cleansing solution regularly using cotton balls on the dog’s ear folds.

When brushing your pug’s coat, use the one with firm bristles so that the smooth coat is maintained in good condition. When bathing your dog, also focus on the facial creases of the pug since bacteria and debris may gather inside. Use shampoo if needed but not on regular basis because the dog’s skin can get irritated and may be vulnerable to some skin problems.

When you see tear stains developing on the skin folds of the pug’s face and skin, clean the wrinkles right away using hydrogen peroxide placed in cotton balls to prevent the possible infection. You can also use baby oil so that tears will be kept off the fur. Once in a while, apply petroleum jelly on the pug’s nose to prevent dryness. Have your pug’s nostrils checked by your vet to make sure that it is getting enough air which can be impeded by the folds on the face.

Training of Pugs

Pugs are considered to be dogs that have very strong personalities. Although they are fun and loving to the families who have taken care of them, they can be very self-willed because of their playful attitudes. This is the reason why training a pug is not as easy as it may seem. Some dog breeds are very keen at getting and understanding instructions but this breed will require a lot of patience and endurance to let the pug know what More...

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 More...

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, More...