About the Pug
According to AKC.org, the Pug is a toy breed dog currently at #28 of 195 breeds on the popularity scale. On average, Pugs are 10-13 inches tall, 14-18 pounds, and live between 13 and 15 years.
According to www.hillspet.com, other Pug details include: Brachycephalic (squashed face), floppy ears (naturally).
Characteristics / Expectations include:
Exercise Requirements: 20 minutes/day
Energy Level: Average
Tendency to Drool: Low
Tendency to Snore: High
Tendency to Bark: Moderate
Tendency to Dig: Low
Social/Attention Needs: High
The Pug’s motto is the Latin phrase “multum in parvo” (a lot in a little) – Pug owners would surely agree with this very-true description! Pugs come in three colors: silver (more rare) or apricot-fawn with a black face mask, or all black. Due to their large round head, wrinkled nose and brow, and sparkling bulging eyes, Pugs have a range of human-like expressions—surprise, happiness, and curiosity.
Pug owners say their breed is the ideal house dog. Pugs are good in the city or country, with kids or old folks, as an only pet or in a pack (known as a “grumble” of Pugs). They enjoy their food and treats, and care must be taken to keep them trim. They do best in moderate climates—not too hot, not too cold—but, with proper care, Pugs are happy dogs and enjoy human companionship and interaction – they are a perfect lapdog.