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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.

Common behavioral Problems of Pugs

Each type of dog breed can have their own personality. For pugs, they are playful and they like to impress a lot. But even if these dogs are really intelligent, their personalities can sometimes hinder the fun as they can have issues with their temperament and behavior. A common thing that this breed of dogs does is to whine. Whining is common for a pug as they have personalities like human beings. When they whine, it is necessary that you More...

Origin

Before, there were different theories with regards to where the dog breed Pug really originated. Some believe, the breed came from the Far East while others said, it developed in Europe. However, after long years of debate, it is now accepted that the pug origin started in China then reached Japan and later spread in Europe. It was said that the pugs were bred to sit on the Chinese emperor’s lap because the dog resembled the dragons. The short haired 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...