Anyone considering adopting a pug or even those who already have one can benefit greatly from learning a few pug facts. After all, this breed has an illustrious past and some specific care needs that every pug owner will want to be aware of.
Pug dogs are small and playful pet dogs with a silky coat and adorable probing face. These dogs are loyal, very clever and responsive to commands. They are strong and rough, like to play and are great with kids as well as other pets. They want attention and will give you their full loyalty and companionship in return.
Here are some interesting Pug Facts:
Pug dogs originated from an Ancient Asian breed and actually date back to 400 BC. Pugs were a traditional pet of European royalty in the sixteenth century and were revered by Tibetan Monks even earlier on that that. A traditional pet of ancient Chinese emperors, one can see evidence of this special breed in paintings of ancient China.
The Pug’s breed standard for height is twelve to fourteen inches for males and ten to twelve inches for females. They are thickset with round eyes and face, and curly tails. Pugs weight range from thirteen to twenty pounds. They have short hair and loose wrinkly skin around the face. Pugs typically have skin and respiratory problems. Their ears which have folds can be a perfect home for mites – thus their ears must be frequently inspected. Also, these dogs got flat faces and jutting eyes which make them susceptible to ulcers on the cornea. They can also catch colds easily and should keep away from either too hot or too cold weather.
Pug dogs are known for being a loyal and loving companion and like every toy breed dog, they need unwavering attention and care.
When you are adopting a pug, make certain that you are capable of providing him a suitable home indoors as they can’t stay outdoors for long periods.
Pug Facts – Pug Care
Even though this breed has a short coat, it does need daily brushing to maintain sheen and good health.
The wrinkles in the Pugs face can trap dirt which can harbor bacteria and cause an infection, therefore care must be taken to clean out the folds on your Pugs face often.
Due to their wide eyes – the Pugs food dishes must be wide and shallow to avoid damage to the corneas.
Pugs do require regular dental care which includes brushing their teeth at home as well as dental scalings if necessary.
Even though they are small, Pugs do require regular exercise and must be walked every day in order for them to be happy and healthy. Be that as it may, they do make great pets for apartment dwellers as their exercise needs are not excessive and they can burn off extra energy by playing indoors.
So there you go, some basic pug facts that will help you understand the history as well as how to care for this wonderful dog breed.