Pugs are a breed of dog that originated in China. Pugs are classified as a toy dog due to their smaller size. They are small, but they have well developed muscles and can be quite strong. These cute little dogs have become rather popular over the years and many families enjoy having them as pets. Pugs come in three different colors, an orange-tan, a silvery-tan, or black. They can be distinguished by their little floppy ears, squished faces, and curled tails. Due to their squished faces, they have lots of small folds all over their face. These folds give pugs their great expressions and adorable look. Also due to these folds, pugs need the proper attention and care to make sure their faces stay nice and clean.
These little dogs have different temperaments depending on their moods. They can be calm and quiet, or they can go completely opposite and be playful and demanding for attention. Older pugs can be prone to obesity, so it is important to make sure they get plenty of exercise and a healthy diet.
These dogs are recognized by the American Kennel Club as well as many other dog societies. They have won best in show before in several different competitions given by these societies. It is easy to fall for their adorable looks and behaviors. Pugs have a very happy go lucky attitude about life which can be seen on their very expressive faces. They like to enjoy life, and they know they are cute so they can demand to be played with. Pugs are very loyal and loving to their owners and do well with children.
Pugs are very intelligent which can make it a little difficult to train them sometimes because their intelligence makes them a little stubborn. Like most small dogs, their stubbornness can be a very defining feature, but that does not mean they are hard to train. Their cuteness helps a lot in making up for their stubbornness as well. Pugs are good watch dogs and can sometimes exhibit guarding behaviors over their toys, food, and certain pieces of furniture, when they are around other dogs. Pugs weigh between 13 and 20 pounds when they are fully grown. Pugs do have several health problems, mostly due to their squished faces. Many of these problems can be avoided if the owners make sure to keep them clean, active, and on a healthy food diet. The best form of exercise for pugs is taking them out on daily walks.
The pugs can do well in smaller houses and apartments as well as bigger houses with big yards. The bigger the space, the more active they will be. It is important to keep pugs inside during very hot or cold temperatures because they do not do well in those weather conditions. Grooming for pugs is pretty easy. It is important to clean their faces regularly. They only need shampooed when necessary and brushed on a fairly regular basis. Pugs do shed a good bit of hair, so keeping them brushed will help cut down on hair fall. Pugs make great little pets, with their cuteness and their fun-loving behaviors they can easily grab the hearts of their owners.