Pug has origins in China and is a small purebred, with a double coat typically fawn-colored or black. The fawn color is usually apricot or silver. Pug has short, flat, black muzzle and is a sturdy, compact dog known for its clown personality. It has a comical flat round face, with deep wrinkles and big, dark eyes. It has a great sense of humor and likes to show off.
It is playful, eager to play and learn tricks, loving and affectionate, especially with its owner. It loves to be the center of attention and suffers a lot if it is ignored.
It should be socialized since puppyhood and it needs a gentle but firm trainer. Training is generally difficult and needs lot of patience.
It tends to be a sedentary dog that is content to sit in your lap despite to its playful temperament. Its temperament is adjusted according to many factors such as heredity, training and socialization. Puppies are usually curious and playful and willing to approach people.
Pug is well suited to apartment living as it is small, quiet and relatively inactive indoors. It is sensitive to heat and humidity, so you shouldn’t let it spend too much time outside.
Pug sheds a lot as it has a double coat, so you’ll need to vacuum often. Because of its low-maintenance needs, it is ideal for older owners.
It tends to become lazy and inactive and it doesn’t need too much exercise to be in shape, but pay attention to stimulate it to exercise.
Feed it with dry food, carefully divided to avoid obesity. Pug loves the food and tends to eat a lot. Limit treats and encourage it to get exercised.
Pug is generally healthy, but it can be prone to certain conditions. It is susceptible to eye injuries, scratched corneas, breathing issues and obesity. It needs to have a healthy diet and to be carefully cared so it can live up to 15 years.
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