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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.

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...

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...

Puppies

Pugs are among the dog breeds that are absolutely adorable which make them perfect for house pets. These dogs are characterized by round and flat faces that are heavily wrinkled. Among the breeds categorized as toy dogs, pugs belong to the largest kind. When born, pug puppies are just as big as a large mouse, therefore, extra attention and care is needed. Mother pugs are doing great work in taking care of their little ones. The pups are also quite More...