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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 curls or close curl positioned at the back. Pugs have lively and strong limbs and their movements make the dog’ gait look really cheerful and amusing.

The pug’s height typically reaches an approximate 12 to 14 inches and could weigh around 18 to 20 pounds for both the female and male. However, pugs could gain weight really quickly aside from the fact they are not very keen on physical activities like running that other dog breeds are really fond of. Pugs also have the tendency to overindulge with food if they have the chance. Because of their size and idleness, pugs are very ideal as pet for apartment conditions. However, they still need regular exercise to stay healthy.

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 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...

Exercise

Although pugs have short straight legs, they are quite tough dogs. They are contended with just a long daily walk. Pugs can actually be healthier and do some energetic games if they are only given regular and proper exercise. However, owners should see to it that the exercise for this dog breed must not be overdone because when they get really tired, they are vulnerable to wheeze and overheat. The ideal temperature for the pug exercise is 30 – 70 More...