Pug

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13-18 lbs
10-12"
China
Chinese Pug, Mini Mastiff, Dutch Mastiff, Dutch Bulldog, Carlin, Mops

Pugs are popular little companion dogs with great personalities. They are companion pets more than anything and will enjoy spending time with the family. They will get along great and demand attention from anyone in the family, including children, or even strangers. These dogs are small but stocky, and will do well in any loving home environment, including apartments. However, they are predisposed to quite a few illnesses, and some of their unique features, like the large, protruding eyes and adorable face wrinkles, may need some extra care to keep them healthy. Besides that, these dogs are relatively low maintenance, but do still shed a lot. They are not hypoallergenic but have low drooling tendencies and moderate smell levels.

Purpose
companion
Date of Origin
ancient times
Ancestry
pekingese, bulldog, french mastiff

Pug Health

Sketch of Pug
Average Size
Male Pug size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 13-20 lbs
Female Pug size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 13-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Pug Dog Encephalitis
  • Necrotizing Meningoencephalitis
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Corneal Ulcer
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Blood Test
  • Liver Ultrasound
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests

Pug Breed History

The adorable and well known Pug originated in China sometime between 206 B.C. and 200 A.D., which was during the Han dynasty. These dogs were owned by Emperors of China and treated like royalty, and sometimes they even had soldiers guarding them. There has also been evidence of dogs that are similar to Pugs found in ancient Tibet and Japan. These dogs obtained a new name, Mopshond, when they were brought to Europe along with Dutch traders in the 1500s and 1600s. After they made their appearance in Europe, Pugs became a popular choice for royal households. As the Pug began to make an appearance around the world, the breed was often given new names. For example, they were called Carlin in France but known as Doguillo in Spain, in Germany they were given the name Mops and in Italy, these dogs go by the name of Caganlino. In the 1800s there were two dominant breeding lines in England, one of them being the Morrisson line, which was apparently founded on Queen Charlotte’s royals dogs, and the other was founded on dogs that were imported from Hungary and Russia, and was started by Lord and Lady Willoughby de Eresby. They were eventually brought to England in 1861 when the Chinese Imperial Palace was overrun by the British. The Pug was featured on many postcards, figurines and paintings during the Victorian Era, in which they became very popular. It was after the Civil War that this breed came to the United States and in 1885 got recognized by the American Kennel Club. The foundation of the Pug Club of America was in 1931.

Pug Breed Appearance

Pugs are commonly fawn colored with a silver or apricot tint, but they can also be black. These dogs will always have flat, blunt and short black muzzles that are square-shaped, and large, round heads. Their bodies are small but sturdy, square and thickset. Pugs can sometimes have beauty spots, which are moles than can be found on the cheeks. Their jaws and teeth will be slightly undershot, and the eyes are dark, prominent and very large. The ears of this breed can be either button or rose shaped, but will always be thin and small. One of the best known features of this breed are their large, deep wrinkles on the face. The Pug has a high set tail that will curl either once or twice and fall over the back. They have dew claws, which are usually removed. The short, double coat’s texture can be described as smooth and fine.

Appearance of Pug
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Pug eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Pug nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Pug coat
Black
fawn Pug coat
Fawn
silver Pug coat
Silver
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Pug straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Pug Breed Maintenance

Pugs are small and relatively calm indoors, and will therefore, make good pets for people who are older or who live in apartments. They are well behaved, but can have an abundance of energy if they do not get enough exercise. They will love going on walks or having some playtime outdoors, but you should be careful and avoid exercise sessions if it is too hot and humid, as they are sensitive to warmer weather. These adorable dogs are also known to snore, which should be considered by people who are light sleepers. Pugs should be fed ½ to 1 cup of dry food each day, in two meals. Despite their short coats, these dogs do shed a lot, even more so in the summertime. To help with the shedding and to keep the coat in tip top shape, your Pug should be brushed and bathed regularly. One bath every month is usually sufficient, although more frequently is fine too. The dog’s ears should be checked regularly, and the nails will need to be trimmed on a regular basis as well. This breed has unique facial wrinkles, and they will need special care. Whether it is using a baby wipe or a cotton ball, the creases of the wrinkles should be dried well after baths and cleaned every once in awhile between, otherwise infection can occur from the dirt and dampness. Pugs have large, protruding eyes that can be vulnerable to irritation and injury, and will therefore need some special care. They also need dental care and should have their teeth brushed often.

Brushes for Pug
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Pug requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Pug Temperament

Pugs were originally bred as companion pets, and that is what they do best. They will not be good at hunting or guarding, but will instead be happiest sitting comfortably in your lap. However, they are not to be mistaken for lazy and inactive, as they will love to run around and play or show off their clownish personality. Although tiny, this is a sturdy breed that will not get injured as easily by children, and they love being around them too. Although they love attention, they are not the type to play fetch or chase people around to play. If trained and socialized correctly as a puppy, Pugs will do well with other pets like rabbits, cats and others, and will enjoy having another canine companion as well. They are intelligent dogs that need humans that are strong minded and can act as the pack leader, or they make take advantage of you.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Pug Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Pug Height & Weight

6 Months
Sketch of Pug at six months
Male Pug size stats at six months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Pug size stats at six months
Height: 4 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Sketch of Pug at 12 months
Male Pug size stats at 12 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Pug size stats at 12 months
Height: 7 inches Weight: 10 lbs
18 Months
Sketch of Pug at 18 months
Male Pug size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Pug size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 14 lbs

Top Pug Breeders

Check out who made our list for the most reputable Pug breeders of 2018.
Top Pug breeder Kelz Pugz
Kelz Pugz
Tonawanda, New York
Top Pug breeder Shih Tzu'  En Vogue
Shih Tzu' En Vogue
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Top Pug breeder FAIRYTALE FRENCHIES
FAIRYTALE FRENCHIES
Bronx, New York
Top Pug breeder Purely ​Pugs
Purely ​Pugs
Bradenton, Florida
Top Pug breeder Ashlan French Bulldogs & Pugs
Ashlan French Bulldogs & Pugs
Littleton, Colorado
Top Pug breeder Gracefield
Gracefield
Tuscarora, Pennsylvania
Top Pug breeder My Rotten Pugs
My Rotten Pugs
Canal Fulton, Ohio
Top Pug breeder Sweetie Pie Pugs, LLC
Sweetie Pie Pugs, LLC
Landrum, South Carolina
Top Pug breeder Walk The Line Pug Ranch
Walk The Line Pug Ranch
Canton, New York
Top Pug breeder My Purebred Pugs
My Purebred Pugs
Port Crane, New York

Pug Owner Experiences

Jasmine
14 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nap
Laying in the sun
Eating Snacks
Walk
Go to Park
Jasmine is an absolute sweetheart! Very timid, but friendly once she gets to know people. We've had her since she was a puppy, and although she's losing some traction on her back legs at 14 years old, you'd never notice her age when you take her on walks. Overall, she was easy to care for, since most of her time is spent sleeping.
4 months ago
Beckham
8 months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My pug is very energetic and loving. Whenever we give him treats, he will only eat them if he can lay on somebody's lap while he eats them. He LOVES food. We put his food in a crockpot and make him fresh food all the time and he loves it. His fit body and agility shows that the food is working.M My dog is also extremely affectionate. Every time I come home from work he runs around me and rubs his side against my legs. I love my pug so much.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Laying in the sun
Eating Snacks
Dog-friendly events
Fetch
Nap
Tug-of-war
Walk
Playdate
The pug was super sweet and very loving. He enjoyed being outside and walking around. He loves attention, being pet, and giving lots of kisses. Definitely not very well versed in verbal commands, but will do just about anything for a treat. Totally food motivated.
2 months ago
1 Year
People
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What a cute, playful pup. He was a fast walker and enjoyed playing tug o'war with his toys.
2 months ago
13 Years
People
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sleeping
People watching
Very slow moving and calm. They have great personalities and it was almost like you could tell what he was thinking. He is always asleep when I get there to take him out!
2 months ago
5 Years
People
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Olive likes to sniff when she walks, & quiet play
Olive is a sweet, litle bit older girl. She needs to walk to keep up her compact girlish figure. She is very gentle and sociable with everyone we pass when we walk the hills of Sausalito. her coat is fine, mostly lite colored with Black accents on the tip of her tail, back of her flopped ears and face. Her eyes are big and dark and her muzzle is all black and she has a truned up noes. She was a little sleepy...on the sofa...and migh thave rather stayed there, then walk. She cleaty loved every single bit of affection and praise I gave her - a lover for sure!
2 months ago
5 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Walking
Pugs have a lot of personality. They love to go on walks and can get very impatient if they don't get out the door right away. Sometimes they'll even "talk" when they start to get impatient. They have a lot of energy but wear out easily / overheat like bulldogs. Pugs are very treat motivated and can easily learn tricks / commands. Some pugs are more social with other dogs, while some are indifferent to other dogs - they don't tend to act aggressively though. They're fairly easy to walk.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
sitting
petting
Walking
The pugs that I have walked usually stick to a pretty slow pace. They are always a very friendly dog and are never hostile or aggressive when I enter the apartment to get the dog. Pugs sometimes do not like to continuously walk, and keep to a very slow pace. They are not overly friendly with other dogs or people but are not aggressive in any way.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Eating Snacks
Fetch
Chase
I walk a pug named Bruce. Which is a perfect name for him. He’s like a little grumpy man inside of a dog. But he’s a totally loved. After about 23 seconds of walking he’s panting like he’s run a marathon. He doesn’t move very quickly, on account of his wee little legs. But he walks and he loves it. He loves meeting people and loves meeting dogs. I’ve never had a problem with a pug. They’re sweethearts.
2 months ago
8 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pugs are generally friendly and easy-going. They tend to enjoy cuddles and lots of attention. Due to their short nasal passages, they often experience breathing problems and should not be walked in extreme cold or heat.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
dog park
Running
barking
Eating Snacks
They are body spoiled dogs they try to eat everything if the ground they pull
2 months ago
4 Years
People
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Energy
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They love to go walking and they love to stop and sniff and explore and they were super fun and just great personality
2 months ago
11 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Very slow.
Walking
I have probably walked more pics than any other breed,they are very sweet and gentle(I've never seen one get aggressive), with great personalities. That being said, they do have health issues usually as they get older, joint pain causes to immobility, which leads to several things. They become very slow walkers as they are, and they have a harder time cleaning themselves. Breathing issues are common as well. With all this to consider, they are still an easy breed to handle and care for if you are aware of these common issues.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
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Energy
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i just love Pugs. They have the sweetest face and are very friendly. Very quick to greet you once you arrive to their home, the pugs i have walked have been amazing. they have followed commands and are very good at staying by my side.
2 months ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Walking
The pug that I walked was a bit on the slower side and I think that was because of his age. He was very sweet and was very excited when I first saw him, but very slow during the walk. He got tired quick. I think it was also because he was a bit on the heavier side as well, but overall, it was a good walk and he wasn't aggressive at all with any other dogs and enjoyed his walk with me. Super loving and was sad when I left.
2 months ago
9 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Swim
The pug I walked was an older dog so she would get tired easily and walk slow on the way back home. She loves to sniff at everything and is very friendly towards humans and other dogs.
2 months ago
9 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Swim
The pug I walked was an older dog so she would get tired easily and walk slow on the way back home. She loves to sniff at everything and is very friendly towards humans and other dogs.
2 months ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Walk
Eating Snacks
I recently walked a seven year old pug that I would have guessed was much younger. She had tons of energy and personality. It was nice weather outside so I didn't have to worry about her getting overheated. She was super happy to see me and very friendly as if we had been friends for years. Her disposition was a little on the "silly" side, which was quite entertaining. People that we walked past wanted to pet her and she was happy to meet everyone and get affection. With other similar sized breeds, such as Boston terriers and French bulldogs, they were always lazy and slow so it's a bit surprising that a pug would be so hyper and quick, and seemingly in perfect health. She listened to me very well and was a joy to walk. As pugs have short noses, they don't tend to use their sense of smell very often and experience the world through their senses of sight and sound.
2 months ago
9 Years
People
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Energy
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The Pug has this unique look about them that just makes you smile and want to give them a big hug. They have these cute wrinkly, flat faces and prominent, bulgy eyes that draw you into their sweet souls and make you want to stay there forever. I walked two pugs, Vader and Gertie, and in one word they were angels, reincarnated in little pug bodies. These two were so warm and welcoming when we first met. They didn’t bark at all but “talked a lot” to me through a variety of different snorts and snuffles. It’s a language I’ve never heard before in the dog world – extremely expressive! They were older dogs so didn’t care to exercise too much but enjoyed lying down on the grass outside and getting belly rubs. They had very big appetites and really enjoyed every bite of their one cup of dinner kibble so I think they might be prone to overeating and gaining excess weight if the owner isn’t careful. Overall, I think Pugs are gentle, affectionate, and very easy to get on with. They would make fabulous companions for a family or single person who wants a talkative buddy.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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The pug, Franky is his name. I walk at least once a week love to hear the Ring doorbell. Every time he hears that ring or even when he and his owners are on road trips the ring vibrates their phones. Franky thinks it’s me. I’ve been told by both owners and roommates that Franky gets so excited to hear the sound or vibration noise. I love to hear that, Franky and I grew a special bond. I wasn’t always his walker. Before we had our first walk Franky had another walker that upset his owners. They fell in love with me the first walk Franky and I had together. Franky and I grew this awesome energy together. He’s my little Homie fur baby. He shows off his Wag! Bandana. He’s so photogenic sometimes when he’s in the mood for picture time lol. Franky and have even taken 90min walks before just before the sun came up. We go around the neighborhood, go to the park down the street even on dirt roads. Franky absolutely loves to stop and smell everything. Biggest reason why I take him to the park and dirt roads so he can get his smells in. I honestly go thru withdrawals when it’s been a long stretch in between waiting and till it’s tome to walk the cute little pug. I’ve been told he goes they withdrawals too where sometimes Franky’s owners take him out to the porch to show him Your favorite dog walker isn’t outside and they didn’t book a walk yet. That’s the cutest thing I’ve heard from one my clients. After every walk Franky kisses me goodbye and wants a belly rub. This pug is so super cute and we have so much fun on our adventures.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Smell
Fetch
Most Pug's that I walk are very calm and not phased by much. Some of them are a little bit timid of other dogs, but for the most part they love people and other dogs and don't seem to be concerned about much else other than treats and walking outside.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
pets
Sniffing
Walks
Explore
snacks
She lived for treats! She loved to go for walks and sniff. She also loved to walk and was intrigued about other dogs. When we first met she was very defensive and didn't want to walk. However, after giving her treats and calmly going to her she was ready to walk!
2 months ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
I love to walk Pugs. They are one of my favorite dogs as they are friendly and affectionate. The Pug I walked was on the older side but she had a ton of pep in her step. After about 20 minutes though she wanted to go back home. Since Pugs are so little they like to try and get at anything they can on the ground so just pay attention to them if you walk one. The Pug I walked also shed a alot. Whenever she brushed my pant leg, I had dog hair on it which is completely fine with me but may not be so great for someone looking into getting a dog who does not shed. I think Pugs are great apartment dogs and they are also great with kids. The family I walked the pug for was so friendly and patient with the kids it was nice to watch how great the kids were with him. I always look forward to walking Pugs.
2 months ago
10 Years
People
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My time with henry the pug was extremely memorable because he was such a hilarious friend. Henry a ten year old, was very energetic and somewhat sexually active (would hump pillows often). I spent two weeks with Henry and during that time he proved to be extremely loyal to me and very affectionate. If I was gone longer than an hour I would come home to lots of kisses and love. The only downside to Henry was that he had very little bladder control and did a very funny pee dance and needed to find the perfect way to pee on a bush. Henry would often lick his snout for minutes at a time and it would be hilarious to watch. He was also very hungry all the time and would give the sweetest face to see if he could get some treats. Also, he was a bit inconsiderate of his companion chihuahua and would sit on him at times mainly because he would want to cuddle with me. Henry was a huge on cuddles and would begin to cry if I did not let him on the bed with me. Overall Henry the pug was a very sweet dog with a hilarious personality.
2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Jumping
Running
Playing catch me
This breed is very playful when you come through the front door. My dog gets so excited! He will jump up and around your legs and run around in circles. Careful because this breed can jump pretty high! Bounces around everywhere and then runs into the living room where the couches are. Jump on the right couch, then jump on left couch, right, left, right, left -- with the chew toy in the mouth. Sometimes lay on the couch with chew toy in the mouth and look up at you while chewing. Well, I have the dog harness in my hands but it’ll be a small challenge to get it on. He’s not being very cooperative and playing CATCH ME IF YOU CAN TO PUT THAT HARNESS ON. At first I try to play a little to wear him out but that only excites him to like a level 10 and he won’t hold still. But success, yes I get the harness on! (About 10 minutes if you’re wondering how long it took me.) Once out the door this agile little dog can run at a steady pace for over 15 minutes. Would makes a great jogging partner. Knows exactly where they want to go, just run with them. If you bring water for longer walks that’ll keep them hydrated and happy! This dog enjoys stretching out in the shade on the grass. When he feels really good will do a couple rolls on the grass too, it’s really adorable. Every person we came across would remark how cute my dog was and one woman asked if he was still a puppy. Well after a nice long walk, we make our way back home. It’s interesting how dogs always seems to know the way home. Dogs do pay attention to their surroundings and if they can see can identify places by sight. Unless they’re a puppy! It may take a few walks before they’re aware of surroundings. After all walks I always offer water again. Dogs always seem more comfortable quenching their thirst at home in their regular water dish. I always like to keep the water dish filled. Water cools down the body and dogs will overheat if they don’t get even water. Even smaller breeds such as Pugs need a lot of water available to them. Especially after all the running their little tiny legs do on long walks. This breed makes a great indoor pet.
2 months ago
6 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Walk
What a fun pup. Who knew that they were so energetic. The pugs I have walked have been mostly fun. They are pretty easy once they get onto their leash. They don't tend to pull very much. The ones I have had tend to be pretty straight forward walkers. There is the stop and smell issue especially as a pup. The older ones I have walked tend to be a little slower. They tend to just want to stroll. No speed necessary. The pups have been a little faster. Walking like "there is so much to see. So much to do. I must see and do it all." The Pug I walk consistently is so funny. Very friendly, very wiggly, and can jump quite high. Who knew! Great pups!
2 months ago
13 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
slow walking
resting
treats
Pugs tend to be slow-moving and fairly obstinate dogs. They pick and choose what they take interest in and don't always listen to directions, no matter how trained they may be... They aren't afraid to pull on the leash, or dig their heels in if they don't want to move quite yet. They don't like every dog they pass, and may lash out or bark at them depending on the dog.
2 months ago
3 Months
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I walked two pugs on a double walk, named Moneypenny who was a puppy at the time and JB who is around 6-years-old. Pugs are very loving dogs that love anyone and everyone they meet. They just want love and attention. At the time, Moneypenny put a lot of items in her mouth during her walks such as leaves, berries, and sometimes trash. So look out when you walk pugs when they're puppies! They'll eat everything! However, as for JB. He was the more tame one. Having a pug myself, pugs do get calmer after they are neutered and once they get older. They like to sleep a lot and easy-going on the walks. However, they can still be finicky and tug or circle around you when you walk. Unfortunately, pugs are a short-nosed breed and they're coat can also play an aspect to them overheating. JB and Moneypenny were black coated pugs and whenever I was tasked to walk them, the sun was always out during those hot summer days. So make sure you keep them in the shade and away from the sun because they can't take it! Make sure they get plenty of water after the walk as well. I noticed that girl pugs will go right away to do their business, but pugs are very selective with their pee. Male pugs will sniff for the perfect spots to pee on and you might find yourself wondering when and how much more do they have left in their bladders to keep going. This is normal and on average they go between 3-6 times on a walk. They aren't known to get aggressive and are generally very friendly with other dogs as well, but may not show immediate or any interest at all. They're more people lovers if anything. A second love they have is food. This breed loves food like no other. Make sure you feed them when instructed and when you do, they'll just inhale it all up. Moreover, feed them treats if you can on the walks! Like JB and Moneypenny, they know what food is and they'll sit down immediately for anyone. They can be stubborn at times, but as long as there is food around, they'll listen to anyone. They look scratches under their chin, behind their ears, and on their belly and they give you the most satisfied look ever as thank you!
2 months ago
6 Years
People
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Grooming
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Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Walks
snuggling
Tug-of-war
barking
peanut butter
River is a dog that I would label as odd. Pugs are notorious for being loud breathers but I believe that he sounds like a pig. He also has an unattractive under bite which emphasizes his piggyness. But my aunt still believes that he's the cutest dog around town.
2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Dog Parks
Brushing
Fetch
Chase
Tug-of-war
Spinning
I absolutely love pugs so I was so excited when I got accepted for two brother pugs for a walk! They were the funniest little guys. One was younger and one older so the younger one wouldn’t stop pulling me and spinning and twisting me all crazy while the old one would lag behind! It was a crazy walk but I loved it so much! They peed on everything they could find. Since there was two of them the first would pee on say a tree and then the next one would come and pee on the same tree. This happened many a time throughout the walk. They are extremely energetic and all they want to do is eat and play! They are also super loving. They gave me kisses galore. They didn’t care what others thought since one of them pooped in the middle of the street! That was so hard to clean up with no trash can around either! We got to the park and they ran with me for a bit before going back! Bring water when having pugs since they go out of breath easily. Same with any flat faced breeds. I hope I get to walk more pugs soon
2 months ago
10 Years
People
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Friendliness
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Sniffing
pets
Cuddled
Cuddles
lounging
Playing
Walking
I LOVE PUGS! They are simple sweet babies, and the pugs I have walked have been just that: so loveable and affectionate and calm. If I could have a gaggle of pugs, I would. They are low maintenance and loyal and love unconditionally! If you can handle the constant snorting (which is adorable), then you’ll have a forever companion.
2 months ago
7 Years
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The pug that I walked was very nice and energetic. She was a bit slow moving, as she was an older dog, but was fairly well-behaved. She seemed to only listen when she felt like it and ignored me at other times. The dog was very kind to all other dogs and was very social with humans as well. This dog in particular knew how to slip out of her collar but would never run away - instead, she would just run over to you to put the collar back on. Overall, very kind dog with a funny personality.
2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Shake
Eating Snacks
Fetch
Explore the city
Gizmo was an incredible little ball of energy. Despite his small size and adorable little legs, we managed to get in an long and lovely walk through his neighborhood. His owner was a very polite woman who I assisted with collar placement, leash attachment and general pet comfort. Her instructions were to take Gizmo for a walk around the local vicinity and to frequently stop for smell/pee breaks. Before leaving I made sure to refill my water canteen and check for my portable doggy bowl. The weather was quite warm that day and I wanted to be absolutely sure Gizmo was hydrated, healthy and happy (also for my own well being). Excited to go on his walk, we departed the house with haste. The area was quite well shaded so we stuck mostly to the sidewalk and the green space on either side. Since it was around mid-day during the week, the neighborhood was quite empty and Gizmo could roam to his hearts content. While still remaining vigilante for cars/dogs/pedestrians, I kept a relaxed but well guarded extension of the leash as to allow Gizmo to play and explore. After about 15 minutes we took a short break on a nearby park bench. During the break Gizmo was consistently sniffing the area and occasionally stopping to give an affectionate paw or a gentle nuzzle. The walk was initially scheduled for 30 minutes but after a series of cute video submissions his owner opted to extend the walk for another 30. Around the half way mark, we stopped for a much needed water break. We took a moment to appreciate the day and enjoy some much needed sunshine. Though he went #2 early on in the walk, he loved to stop frequently and mark his territory. By 3/4ths of the way through the walk he effectively "owned" a large portion of the neighborhood. His owner had provided several small treats which were used as small rewards for when he reached his paw out to shake or when he went to the bathroom. As we approached the 50 minute mark, we turned on our heels and headed back home. He was quite tired if not very happy to rest in his little dog bed. The owner thanked me thoroughly and asked if I would be available for future walks. I agreed enthusiastically and thanked her for allowing me the pleasure of meeting Gizmo. All in all it was an excellent experience and expect to have many more walks with Gizmo soon.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
4 Years
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sniff
The pug I walked was very sweet. Very friendly towards me and everyone we met. Liked exploring and sniffing a lot.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
9 Years
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Eating Snacks
Walk
Nose work
Explore the city
This little guy was fairly personable, but not exceptionally so. He was a very well behaved dog. He was most interested in nose work and spent much of the walk sniffing everything between the park, his house, and back again (and peeing on everything). There seemed to be a dog-flu going around during this week and he was having a little digestive difficulty, but this didn't seem to deter him from keeping up his tracking behavior or visibly lowering his spirits. He is both smart and motivated and, though he had little particular interest in me, he would gladly gobble up a treat and show me a trick or two that he had. This was a very nice walk even though he was a bit of a puller. I've enjoyed having the opportunity to give him several walks since our first meeting.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
4 Years
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I have walked a few Pugs and they are always the sweetest! When I arrive to their home, they are usually very excited to see me and greet me very sweetly. The Pugs I have walked, have been extremely interested in sniffing around. We never make it very far as they are too busy smelling everything! They normally ignore other dogs and people and seem to be more focused on their walk and exploring the outside world. They have always been easy to walk and only pull slightly. I never have any issues with them and are always very well behaved. They have the best facial expressions and just the cutest little faces! I always get excited to walk a Pug since I know they will probably be a sweet and easy doggy to walk.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
7 Years
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Pugs are the lazy dogs. They sleep for hours and prefer mild activity. They will pick a spot and lay there for hours. They can be very stubborn on walks and would rather be carried. They are shy around other dogs and may say hello if they feel comfortable if not they will hide away. they are excellent lap dogs and will likely take over the furniture at the home. They do not like long walks they prefer to do their business and get back home. They may fetch but only a few times before they go back to sleep. They bark at you when they first meet you but are not aggressive they may need extra direction when asked to do something like putting on their leash and eating. But they go at their own pace for all things.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
9 Years
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The pug that I boarded was such a sweet little guy, even if he was a bit stinky. The pup was older, and at nine years old he loved taking naps and lounging about. The pug had some health issues with his older age including ear and eye issues. The pug was a sluggish boy and loved taking naps and was not the fondest of going for walks. The pug was a bit of a beggar and would sit and watch you while you ate and would wait for any scraps. The pug was very kind and loved being pet and licking his paws. This particular pug was very fearful of the car and had extremely severe car anxiety. Once out of the car, he was back to his loving self!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Five Years
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Laying in the sun
Look sad
Think contemplative thoughts
Eating Snacks
Look out the window
Walk
What can I say about Pugs? I have never met a bad pug in my life. They tend to be owned by people with fantastic senses of humor or who enjoy the zany antics of this mischievous little dog. While they were once bred to sit in the lap of royalty, now they seem most at home panting away on your couch. While some may enjoy physical activity to some degree, most are by in large not fond of exercise and very prone to overeating. A fat pug is hard to resist and getting a pug to lose weight can be one of the biggest challenges. Especially when they look at you with their soft bug eyes. From my experience, few if any pugs are motivated by anything but treats. This also makes training them difficult if they need to lose weight. Despite their small size pugs have gigantic personalities. Whether it is stubborn and grumpy or light hearted and jolly, pugs tend to command attention and make people laugh anywhere they go. Pugs have a habit of scrapping from the ground, however it is easier to fix than with terriers. A pug I have walked named Guapito, was unlike other pugs, he was reserved and unexpressive. I walked him a few times without Guapito revealing too much of his personality, and then one day on the walk he randomly started barking at a picture of Tylor Swift. It turns out that the owner was not a fan of the musician and was in fact a fan of her rival, Katy Perry. I believe that the pug reflected this preference. Another instance of that pug displaying character is when another dog was approaching him; it was a young male that Guapito was not showing much interest in until the other dog attempted to mount him. Guapito quickly jerked away with a baffled and perplexed look and appeared to be running away. Yet another pug I know is a very assertive female who actually likes physical activity. Once on a walk she was with a male dog when a group of three dogs appeared in front of her and began to bark. The female pug slapped (pawed) the male dog, as they were about to get into a confrontation. These are just a few examples of the ways a pug can differentiate in personality. Despite their short coat, all pugs shed like blizzards in the arctic. It honestly is impressive to scratch a pug and watch the hair float off them like a dandelion.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Peggy
1 Year
3 People
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window shopping
Tug-of-war
Fetch
Peggy is something else. She is very playful and will play with you for hours! Her best friend is a german shep.x. Training her to learn commands is tough, shes very stubborn, but knows what the word "treat" means. We love her and her weird little quirks. Grooming her is very easy as she doesnt mind baths and loves to be brushed. Snoring is a bit of a issue, but overall its managable. Best dog ever.
1 month ago
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