Life expectancy: 13 – 15 Years
Height: 10 – 13 inches/ 25 – 34 cm
Weight: 14 – 18 lbs/ 6 – 8 kgs
Colours: Fawn, Apricot Fawn, Silver Fawn or Black
Breed popularity: 28th
Appearance: A square ‘cobby’ body type is the modern appearance of this canine, the pug, with their well-developed muscular form emerging from beneath their beautifully glossy and smooth coats. Small in size they may be, but big in personality they are also, and these four legged friends have a tight little tail that can normally be seen curling around the hip.
About the Pug: The Latin phrase multum in parv, which means ‘much in little’, is often used to describe pugs. It’s easy to see why, as they truly are big characters in small bodies. Their moods and personalities differ from dog to dog and are highly dependent on the temperament of the owners and the owner’s family. Pugs are sometimes referred to as ‘shadows’ due to how much time they seem to spend following their beloved owners around. They really are man’s best friend.
- The pug is an Ancient Breed with its origins in China. They haven’t changed much at all over the centuries, becoming even more popular in recent times due to their frequent appearances in Hollywood, perhaps most notably in ‘Men In Black’.
- A group of pugs is called a ‘grumble’. This is such a cool little name for a group of pugs, as it near enough defines the low purring sound they sometimes make. That sound is only amplified ever more when there are several pugs making the noise at the same time!
- These perfect little pooches were simply made to be companions, often taking centre stage in their adoring owner’s lives. Pugs are great dogs to get as puppies, because just as with any dog, the earlier the bond is formed, the greater the connection is likely to be.
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