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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 possibly view the health certificates of both the pug’s father and mother. A breeder with good reputation should avoid the use of breeding stock which has been tested positive for signs of certain conditions.

The pug’s average life span is 14 years; although there are those you were able to keep their dogs alive for 20 years. If you are having pug for your pet, you should consider it already a member of the family since it can stay with you for up to 2 decades. There are pugs; most of them are in their old age, that were turned over to rescues and shelters because their owners were not able to keep them as pet that long.

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 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...

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...