Pug breed profile

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Training and intelligence
The Pug is not a dominant breed, and in general wants to please. However they can have a stubborn streak, so make sure you use motivational training and lots of praise. Pugs can take a considerable time to housebreak, although this will vary from dog to dog, and from owner to owner.

Temperament
The Pug is often described as a clown. They are certainly very playful, and if a certain behaviour gets a good reaction from you, they may well repeat it. They have a strong reputation for being good with children. They bond very well with their people, and can be clingy, wanting to be with you all the time wherever you aer.

Attitude towards strange dogs and people
The Pug is a very friendly dog, with quite an extrovert personality. He will in general enjoy meeting new people and dogs and greet them warmly. Pugs are not aggressive, and don't really have guarding tendencies, however they are capable of taking up a defensive stance if they feel their people are threatened.

Grooming and shedding
Don't be deceived by the short coat - Pugs shed. A lot! Brushing will help, but Pugs shed heavily, particularly at certain times of the year. The wrinkles on the face will need regular cleaning and checking.

Exercise
The adult Pug is happiest at home on the sofa with you. They like to sleep a lot, and are limited in the exercise they can take as they become out of breath fast due to the short nose. However, younger Pugs can be quite lively, and they take a while to settle down into sedate adulthood.

Need for company
A Pug with his person or people is a happy Pug. Older Pugs may well snooze away time spent alone, but this really is a breed that wants company as much as possible.

General
Pugs suffer in high temperatures, so this must be taken into account - keep them cool. Most PUgs will snore, due to their short nose, but apparently most Pug people come to love this! Pugs can have a variety of inherited conditions, so do the homework, research the health tests, and talk to the breeder.

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Living with a Pug: Book with Bonus DVD (Living With a Pet Series)

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Here is in-depth examination of the PugÂ’s traits and needs. This small dog is especially good with children, and is easy to keep groomed. The Living with a Pet series is focused to help inexperienced owners and prospective owners who are thinking about acquiring a specific breed of dog. ....



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Susannah and Marsha in action

Susannah Chalmers and her rescue Pug Marsha in action.

Susannah Chalmers and her rescue Pug Marsha in action.

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Agiity Pug

Staying fit and active is keeping Susannah Chalmers' Pugs happier and healthier.

Staying fit and active is keeping Susannah Chalmers' Pugs happier and healthier.

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An athletic Pug

Susannah Chalmers' Pugs are athletic and lively.

Susannah Chalmers' Pugs are athletic and lively.

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Susannah and Marsha

Susannah Chalmers is proving that Pugs can do anything any other breed can do.

Susannah Chalmers is proving that Pugs can do anything any other breed can do.

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Doug the Pug Therapy Dog

Doug the Pug Therapy Dog took Crufts in his relaxed stride.

Doug the Pug Therapy Dog took Crufts in his relaxed stride.

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Designer puppy problem

This puppy was taken in by the RSPCA after being found abandoned.

This puppy was taken in by the RSPCA after being found abandoned.

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Petunia Pug

Pug Petunia was found abandoned.

Pug Petunia was found abandoned.

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Chester the Pug

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Chewy: Pug

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Owner: Ann
This cuty loves to chew on everything.

Owner: Ann
This cuty loves to chew on everything.

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Pogo: Pug

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Owner: TMKC
Great personality - He owns us.  We're glad to be his pick.

Owner: TMKC

Great personality - He owns us. We're glad to be his pick.

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Tiger Lou: The cutest lil ting ever!<33

I didn't grow up loving animals. To this day my father still doesn't understand why I love my pug so much. She is everything to me. I got her when I was one year clean from drugs. I felt I could take care of myself, and someone else. Ever since I laid eyes on the first pug I ever saw 5 years ago, I have always wanted one. Finally my dream came true when I took pickles home. She was only 2.lbs.and no taller than a ruler. But, she was 20 feet tall to me. I put her on a pedastool. She has lived up to and surpassed all my expectations of a dog. On some days I hold her and don't want to let her down. She and I have a bond that can not ever be broken. Pugs are wonderful!

Fei Fei is such a cutie!

I got a pug 2 years ago and she is the best animal that i have ever brought into my home. she is so cuddily and sweet. i wouldn't trade her for anything in this world.

i love pugs. i am there number 1 fan :D i want a pug of my own someday. gt to wait tho haha.

why are you the #1 fan if you dont even own one? i have 3!!!!!!

i love pugs!

Nothing better than Puglove.

rocky, the one with the american flag, is a spiting image of our pug scrunch, pugs rule

I have always wanted a pug and I got my first one yesterday! I already love him so much!! He already knows I'm his mama cuz he follows every step i take! I named him Gizmo cuz he reminded me of a gremlin haha. He is 5 months old and full of love and he loves our beagle mix!! Tonight he gets to meet grandma and grandpa!!

i think pugs are a very good dog to have. i have one and it is the best pet i have.