|FCI Dog Group||Group 9 - Companion dogs. Small molosser.
Quiet and good companion in urban environments. Dependent and very affectionate. As a curiosity, mention that the Pugs were popular at European courts, and reportedly become the official dog of the House of Orange in 1572 after a Pug named Pompey saved the life of the Prince of Orange by alerting him to the approach of assassins.
Your Pet’s Age
From 5 to 14 kg approx
120-150gr per day
Better with older kids than younger ones.
Color black and fawn, apricot or silver fawn.
12 or 15 years approx
Pugs tend to be intuitive and sensitive to the moods of their owners and are usually eager to please them.
Balanced and loving
The origin of the Pug have sparked much debate over the years. Some believed that the breed was native to the Far East, while others thought it was in Europe. Currently, it is widely accepted that the Pug had its origin in China, from where it went to Japan and later to Europe. It is also quite probable that the flat Pug, crossed with other European dolichocephalic (long skull) breeds, is the ancestor of many other brachycephalic (round skull) breeds. The Pug has the typical temperament of a companion dog. He is loving, cheerful and playful. These dogs are easy to socialize, however, although they are playful, they do not cope well with intense games and the antics of young children.In general, these dogs do not present behavioral problems, but they can develop separation anxiety with some ease. Pugs need constant company. These dogs shed a lot of hair, so it may be desirable to brush them more frequently to keep furniture and clothing free of dog hair.
The breed does not present canine diseases with exaggerated incidences, they have eye problems, breathing or obesity.
It frequently presents elongated palate, stenotic nostrils, patellar luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and entropion.