Pug Loyal Dog Breeds

There is nothing quite as adorable and humorous as a pug’s squished little face and curly tail. Pugs are known for their big personality and love of humans. Pugs are a loyal and silly dog. They are packaged in a small body and do not have very high daily exercise requirements. Pug dogs have a black smushed snout and bulgy eyes. They often have an underbite which adds to their comical expressions. Pugs are between 10 and 14 inches tall and weigh between 13 and 20 pounds. They have thick bodies and can easily become overweight because of their love of food. Their short coat is generally tan, apricot, black or rarely, silver.

Personality   

Pugs are fun, funny and full of energy. A pug can make almost anyone smiling because of their hilarious antics and expressions. Pugs are a “velcro dog”, and love nothing more than to be near their owner’s side. Pugs want to be the center of attention when they are not sleeping or eating. They are known for making a variety of weird sounds including grunting, snorting, yipping, and barking. They will alert you as soon as someone is near the door or window, which makes them great watchdogs.

Pugs are easy to groom, that doesn’t require much more than regular brushing to help minimize shedding. Grooming a pug also helps it to build up trust with its owner. It is important to cut a pug’s nails and clean their ears and body creases weekly. Hypoallergenic wipes can be used between washing to keep skin folds and wrinkles clean.

Training

It is incredibly important to start training a pug early. They are eager to please but are also easy to distract. To successfully train a pug consistency, praise and treats are key. Pugs thrive on attention, praise- and food, making them a necessary part of training, otherwise, your pug will probably not be very interested in learning. House-training a pug may take a bit of time because their bowel and bladder muscles are not completely strengthened until the age of 6 months. It is very difficult to train an older pug, but it is possible with lots of positive reinforcement and praise.

Daily Activity

Pug dogs do not require a great amount of daily physical activity because they are somewhat lazy. A short walk around the block is sufficient for daily exercise. Too much exercise and extreme weather conditions can cause a pug to wheeze. Pugs are very playful and curious which may make them jump or leap off furniture. This can be very dangerous because they can break bones and hurt themselves so it is important to teach a pug house rules early on.

Health

Pug generally lives to be between 12 and 14 years, but the breed is prone to health problems. It is extremely important that pugs eat a healthy diet and have some sort of physical activity every day. They are prone to obesity because of their short stature, love of food and lazy attitude. Pugs are prone to developing eye infections and injuries. Pugs are also prone to developing necrotizing meningoencephalitis- an inflammation of the brain.

A sweet little pug can add a great amount of love and laughs to your life.

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