Pug Personality traits and Temperament
They are vivacious and fun-loving breed, with loaded personality. Pugs are nicknamed as “shadows,” as they seem to be glued to their owners’ and stay close to them. They are always charming, animated and playful, also they need great attention. They do not like being ignored and tend to sulk when left alone for prolonged periods. Pugs also have a tendency to make noise, barking and grunting.
They do not require a lot of physical activity to stay healthy and in-shape but daily walking and running in the backyard makes they easily meet their exercise requirements. Heavy exercises are unwarranted, and they have a tendency to develop wheezing when stressed severely. They cannot tolerate high heat and humidity because of a short muzzle. When the dog is outdoors, watch him carefully for signs of overheating. Pugs are definitely housedogs and should not be kept outdoors.
They may have a bit of stubbornness in them but are not generally aggressive. They are small dogs but are stout and with their playfulness they make themselves good pets for families with children. They are very good with other dogs and even cats.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
Pugs are easy to maintain as they required little grooming and brushing. They are also referred as “wash and go” breed. As they are short haired and coats don’t get spoiled easily. They also do not have dog odour, so frequent shampooing is not required. It is always recommended that daily grooming is the practice to make it healthy and spirited, also help to develop bonding and trust between dog and the owner.
Bathing, brushing and wiping of the ears and facial wrinkles helps to make them clean and healthy. Daily cleaning of these facial wrinkles helps to reduce skin problems and infections within the folds of skin. The wrinkles must be dried thoroughly after bathing, and wiped out in-between baths. Too much shampooing and bathing could develop dry skin cause irritation and itching at times. Grooming for about 20 minutes is ideally recommended. During shedding season they should be brushed more frequently. Monthly trimming of toenails are also recommended.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $300 – $400
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-15 YEARS
Weight: 14-18 pounds
Height: 9-10 inches
Colors: Fawn, Black, Apricot, Silver Fawn
How to Train this dog
They take well to training. Positive reinforcement with lots of treats may strengthen their response to training. They will be difficult to house train and would require a lot of patience on your part.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: Pugs love their food and the hardest task is ensuring that your dog does not become obese. If you are eating a meal, you will usually find a Pug at your feet, waiting for any dropped bits or for you to give him something from your plate. Avoid feeding these dogs table scraps and adhere to a strict feeding schedule. Always use a quality dry food or a balance home cooked meal.
Allergies: Pugs suffer from a variety of allergies, ranging from contact to food allergies. If your Pug is licking at his paws or rubbing his face a great deal, suspect allergy and have him checked by your vet.
Health problems: Pugs are highly prone to conditions of the eyes and skin. Eye problems occur mostly because of their large protruding eyes. Problems include proptosis, distichiasis , progressive retinal atrophy, corneal ulcers, dry eye and entropion. Skin problems include cheyletiella dermatitis, mange, yeast infections, pyoderma, etc. Other commonly occurring problems are Legg-Perthes Disease, patellar luxation, hemi vertebrae, epilepsy, etc. Pugs can also suffer from a condition known as Pug Dog Encephalitis which is a fatal
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Best female and male dog names
You can name your Pug as Blaze or Bandit if he is a male and Dixie or Addie if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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