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  • Breed: Pug
  • Group: Toy
  • Height: 10-11"
  • Weight: 14-18 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Short, Fine, Soft
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Our Pug puppies for sale are sure to bring joy, cheer, and laughter into your home!  Pugs may be small, but they have a huge heart that loves being with humans and bringing joy and laughter to their owners and families.  Browse our Pug puppies for sale to add a fun, small companion to your home!

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overview of the Pug Dog Breed

Are you looking for a small dog that is active and loves to play? Do you want a loyal companion that loves friendship, playing with children, going on walks, and has a silly side to make you laugh?

If this describes your ideal dog, then look at our Pug puppies for sale below!
With their flat faces, big eyes, and small bodies, the Pug breed is not only adorable – it also makes a close companion guaranteed to bring joy, laughter, and fun into your home.

If you are ready for a smaller dog that loves life and has a big heart, then purchase your Pug puppy today! And if you want to do some browsing, take a look at all our puppy breeds for sale

Pug temperament

Playful: Pugs love to play! With their small size, they play well with children, but you do need to train children to handle Pugs correctly, especially when they are puppies. Pugs are also known to have a fun, silly side while they play.

Cheerful: Pugs will brighten up every day for their owners and families. As long as they feel safe and cared for, Pugs rarely have a bad day.

Loyal: Pugs are fiercely loyal to their owners. While they love people, they are not afraid to bark or become uneasy if hearing strangers, especially if they feel their owners are threatened.

Pugs may be small, but they don’t know it! They love to be active and spend time playing or taking walks. However, their small size does make them better equipped for smaller homes, even with their energetic nature.

Pugs are known to be stubborn and have a strong will, and they are a more difficult breed to train. The key is to start when they are young and give them consistent, loving training. Owners have found that training becomes easier as they learn to read their Pug’s body language, especially when house training.

  1. Good with Children: Pugs are generally good with children, making them suitable companions for families. They are patient and tolerant, though supervision is important to ensure gentle interactions between the dog and kids.
  2. Adaptable: Pugs are adaptable to various living environments, including apartments. Their relatively small size and moderate energy levels make them well-suited for indoor living.
  3. Pug puppies can be wonderful companions for people who appreciate their unique appearance and affectionate personalities. However, potential owners should be aware of the breed’s health considerations and be prepared for the specific care needs that come with their facial structure.

Pug Breed history

Pugs originated in early China and were prized by many Chinese emperors through various dynasties.  They entered Europe in the 1500s and 1600s when Dutch traders reached China and began establishing trade routes.

Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, Pugs were famous with the European royalty and wealthy.  The breed had many different names during this time, and many countries called it something different in their language.

It is unknown where the term “Pug” originated from.  A popular theory is that it comes from the Latin word “pugnus,” which means “a fist.”  Because of the breed’s flat face, the assumption is that it resembles a fist and fits the Latin term.

Pugs were first shown in England in 1861, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1885.  Pugs were extremely popular in the early years of being an established breed, but their popularity began wearing off throughout the early 1900s.

To help increase the breed’s popularity, the Pug Dog Club of America was founded in 1931. The result was an increase in the Pug’s popularity.  In recent years, the Pug has remained in the top 20-30 dog breeds recognized by the AKC, which makes it a common breed today. Adult pugs average 10-11″ tall at the shoulders and typically weigh 14-18 pounds. Their small size designates them as a Toy Breed.

A few breeds similar to Pugs include French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Shih Tzus.

Pug Average size

Adult pugs average 10-11″ tall at the shoulders and typically weigh 14-18 pounds. Their small size designates them as a Toy Breed.

Average Pug lifespan

A typical Pug lives 12-15 years.

Pug body features

 Pugs have a double-coat.  The outer coat has hair that is short, fine, and soft.

Most Pugs have a light coat that covers most of their body.  The ears and nose are dark, and they often have other darker markings on their forehead wrinkles.

The Pug’s defining feature is their large round eyes, flat nose and face, and deep wrinkles on their face and forehead.

grooming Your Pug Puppy

The shorter hair and coat of a Pug are deceptive – it may look like shedding wouldn’t be an issue, but Pugs are heavy shedders.  They usually shed heavier during warmer times and especially in summer months.

Pugs require regular brushing, usually several times a week, during the year.  When they are shedding heavily, they should be brushed daily to keep loose hair and allergen levels lower.

Special care also needs to be given to the Pug’s many wrinkles.  These wrinkles can either dry out, become damp, or get dirty if not properly cared for.  Check your Pug’s wrinkles regularly, and clean them with cotton balls or baby wipes depending on what needs to be done.

Keeping Your Pug Puppy Healthy

Pugs have been known to have some health issues because of their unique body features.

First, it is essential to protect their large eyes. Check them regularly for redness or irritation. Also, watch for dust or debris in the eyes.

because of their flat face, some Pugs develop breathing issues. Most of these are minor and result in snoring or snuffing.

And third,
Pugs are known to be greedy eaters. All dogs need careful observation to make sure they don’t overeat and become obese, but this is especially critical with Pugs due to their smaller bodies and a big appetite.

Like all dog breeds, Pugs are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from too much running on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

Typical Pug Allergens

 Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells.  These skin cells are shed by any animal, including humans.

Because of their higher shedding levels, Pugs are not the most allergen-friendly dog.  However, their allergens will be lower if they are brushed regularly. If you have someone in your home with animal allergy concerns, it is good to consult your family physician.   

  • Are Pugs good with kids?
    Yes! Pugs do great with kids and make fabulous family dogs.
  • Are Pugs good watchdogs?
    Yes, Pugs can be great watch dogs. They are loyal and devoted to their families, and will not hesitate to let you know if they think there is danger around.
  • Are Pugs protective of their owners?
    Yes. Pugs are fiercely loyal and attached to their owners. They may forget how small they are if they think their owner is in danger.
  • Are Pugs hard to train?
    Pugs do have a reputation for being stubborn. It may take time and patience to housebreak and train them. Start as young as possible for the best results.
  • How much exercise do Pugs need?
    Your Pug should have roughly 40 minutes to 1 hour of exercise per day. Keep in mind that Pugs tend to be active and energetic in short spurts. Pugs may have breathing problems because they are short-faced dogs, and overly long exercise sessions may exacerbate these problems
  • What health issues should I look out for with my Pug?
    Because of their unique body shape Pugs do have some issues to watch for. These issues can include: Eye irritation (because of their large eyes), Breathing issues (because of their flat faces), and Obesity (Pugs love to eat, and because of their small size this can become an issue.)
  • How should I care for my Pug’s wrinkles?
    You should check your Pug’s wrinkles regularly, as they can dry out, become damp, or get dirty. If needed, clean them with cotton balls or baby wipes.
  • What colors do Pugs come in?
    Pugs can be silver/apricot/fawn with a black mask or all black.
  • How do Pugs handle hot/cold weather?
    Because they are short-faced dogs, Pugs do not handle hot weather well. They should be kept inside when it is hot and humid, and not made to overexert themselves. They do better with cold weather, having a nice thick coat. But you should still monitor your Pug in the winter when temperatures get below 45 degrees or so.
  • How do I keep my Pug from getting obese?
    Pugs love to eat, and with their smaller size, this can lead to obesity pretty quickly! To prevent obesity: Limit their food supply, Substitute high-calorie treats with something low calorie, like carrots or blueberries and make sure your Pug gets adequate exercise!

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