Pug

Growth Size

Pugs grow to a height of 25 – 35cm, and a weight of 6 – 9kg.

Lifespan

12 – 15 years.

Temperament

Playful, clever, and a bit of a clown. Pugs will keep you laughing whenever they're around. They are very affectionate to their owners, and great with children.

Training Difficulty

This breed is eager to please its owner, but they can be quite stubborn when it comes to training. They bore easily, so consistency and perseverance is a must.

Recommended Owners

Pugs make a great pet for families with children. They are equally as good with elderly owners.

Origin

Pugs were bred in China to be lap dogs for royalty during the Shang dynasty. The wrinkles on a Pug’s forehead were especially bred to look like the Chinese characters for ‘prince’! Pugs are one of the earliest pure-bred dogs to be kept in Australia with records dating back to 1870!

Diet

Half a cup to one cup of food per day for adult dogs, split into two meals. Pugs have a healthy appetite, so make sure not to overfeed.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

Minimal grooming is required for this breed. A weekly brushing is enough to remove loose fur. Facial wrinkles should also be wiped down with a damp cloth to avoid infections.

Comments

The collective noun for pugs is 'a grumble'. The Dutch name for a Pug is 'Mopshond', (the Dutch word for grumble). Due to their short snout, pugs often make a grumbling sound. However, all of these 'grumbly facts' cannot take away from the Pug's sunny disposition.