Pug – Here Are Some Details About This Adorable Dog Breed

Check out some things about pug, a small dog breed but can fill up one’s heart with the happiness it brings.

PUG – This dog breed is among those with the most distinctive appearances, and if you want to own one, here are some things to know about them first.

Adored for their bug eyes, curly tails, squished faces, and skin folds are the pugs. They also have this active, endearing, affectionate, and eager-to-please kind of personality. If you want to adopt or purchase one from this dog breed, you must educate yourself first about them.

This dog is small but solid. They were once the mischievous companion of Chinese emperors ad later on, became the mascot of Holland’s royal House of Orange.

Their features such as rounded heads, big, sparkling eyes, and the wrinkled brow make them display human-like expressions especially when they are happy, surprised, and curious. This is actually one of the things that delight their owners.

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They are relatively low-maintenance dogs. Why? They require just little exercise and grooming. This is one of the breeds that is great for those who are living in an apartment, however, they are prone to some health problems, such as breathing problems and eye problems.

Quick Facts

  • They can live from 12 to 15 years
  • Their coat is short and smooth
  • They have the best personalities as they are often affectionate, charming, and playful 
  • This dog is intelligent but is also stubborn which makes training challenging

Common Health Issues

  1. Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)
  2. Cancer (Oral Melanoma and Mast Cell Tumors)
  3. Patellar Luxation
  4. Hip Dysplasia and Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
  5. Corneal Ulcers, Entropion, and Dry Eye
  6. Skin Fold Dermatitis and Infections

Pugs are among the small dog breeds easy to cuddle with. They are great lap dogs and they always love to be near their owners.

Meanwhile, the other dog breeds that are famous in the Philippines are beagles, poodles, pugs, golden retrievers, Siberian huskies, shih tzus, chihuahuas, German shepherds, Dobermans, and labrador retrievers.

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