12 – 14 years
13 – 20 pounds (6 – 9 kg)
10″ – 14″ (25 – 30 cm)
Pugs have smooth, short hair that is very easy to groom. Pugs are seasonally heavy shedders. Creases on the face must be regularly cleaned. They are generally found in black, fawn, apricot and silver colors.
Temperament / Behavior:Pugs are very sociable dogs as well as playful, clever and easy to train, though will get bored with monotonous tasks. They are comedians, yet very sensitive to the tone of their human’s voice. They love human attention and often shadow their humans throughout the house.
A pug is a great apartment dog as it does not require a backyard and is relatively inactive indoors. Pugs should never be outside dogs as they can’t handle extreme weather temperatures. In Brachycephalic breeds, such as Pugs, the inflammation of the soft tissues from overexertion or exposure to heat can swell and fill the airways. If allowed to go on unchecked, this can quickly result in a life-threatening situation. A specific pug harness is the way to go to help reduce the issue from occurring.