Pug Facts – How Well Do You Really Know Your Favorite Dog

Pug Facts About Life Cycle:

1) Pugs are born with their eyes closed and ears flat.

They have no fur at all until they grow up. When they reach adulthood, pugs will start growing hair.

2) A female pug gives birth to one litter every year; however, it takes two years before she produces litters again!

She may produce litters once or twice a year depending on her health condition.

3) A pug’s gestation period lasts from 8 to 12 weeks.

The average litter size is four puppies. There are some breeds which have only one litter per year, but these are rare.

4) Pups weigh between 10 and 20 pounds when they’re born.

Their weight increases after birth until they reach maturity around three months old. At this age, pups can run at speeds of 15 miles per hour (25 km/h).

5) After reaching maturity, pups usually stay with their mother for around six months.

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During this time, they learn everything they need to know about being a dog.

6) Pup life expectancy varies greatly depending on breed.

Some pups live less than two years while others can live up to ten years of age.

7) Pug males mature faster than females do.

Pug Facts About Behavior:

1) Pugs are very active dogs.

Their excessive energy requires a lot of attention and lots of playtime.

2) They are very curious about their surroundings.

This is why pugs often go wandering around the house and get themselves into trouble. Keep an eye on them or else they end up chewing your shoes!

3) These dogs are great for people who live in small apartments or dorms.

They don’t eat or drink too much and they don’t need to be taken on long walks. They can easily adapt to small, cramped living arrangements.

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4) Pugs are not great with kids.

It’s best if you keep them away from small children since pugs are fragile and can get hurt if knocked over or stepped on.

5) Pugs can live happily by themselves.

These dogs do not require the constant companionship of another dog or a human being.

6) Pugs are very patient dogs.

They are not likely to get mad at people or other animals if harassed or provoked. This quality makes them great for families with kids.

7) These dogs are not capable of jumping and need help getting on and off furniture.

If you want to give your pug some access, you’ll have to get a pet ramp.

8) Pugs are voracious eaters.

They can put away a lot of food in one sitting. Make sure you monitor their diet and serve them appropriate portions!

9) These dogs are very loud eaters.

They snort, grunt, and make other noises while they’re eating. You’ll either want to get them a foam bowl or put up with the eating noises!

10) Pugs shed a lot and require regular grooming. Brush them daily to get rid of loose hair.

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11) The Pug is a very old breed that has existed for centuries. It’s not known where they came from or who first bred them. They were popular among the Chinese Imperial Court, and have been enjoyed by many royal families over the years. Many artists have painted pictures of pugs, adding to their popularity.

12) Pugs were brought to Europe by the Dutch, and soon became a favorite among the nobles. Charles II of England owned a pug named Peep, and his wife Catherine of Braganza owned one named Mistress.

13) The Pug Dog Club of England was founded in 1881 and oversaw all matters concerning pugs for the next twenty-five years or so.

14) During this time, pugs were popularized in such paintings as William Powell’s A Lady and Her Dogs and The Invalid Dog.

15) In the late 1800s, pugs were imported to the United States and became immediately popular in America.

16) The American Kennel Club recognized the pug in 1885.

17) Since 1885, it is estimated that over four million pugs have been born in the United States. There are over 80,000 pugs in existence today.

Pug Care

Pug Maintenance

The pug does not shed very much; only a few hairs here and there. They only need to be bathed every once in awhile to keep them smelling fresh and clean. Otherwise, they only need to be given a quick wipe down with a damp cloth. Their nails will need to be trimmed on a regular basis, and their teeth should be brushed at least two times a week.

Their ears should be checked regularly for wax build up and cleaned if necessary.

Pug Health

The pug, as a breed, is known to have several health problems. The two most common are Pug Dog Encephalitis and Cherry Eye. PDE is a degenerative brain disorder that can lead to seizures, forgetfulness, and unconsciousness. There is no real treatment or cure for it, though dietary changes may help prolong the life of the dog.

Keeping your pug at a healthy weight and giving them food that are low in fat and high in protein will reduce the chances of your pug getting it. Unfortunately, once your dog has it, there’s nothing you can do but make their remaining time as comfortable as possible.

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Cherry Eye is a condition in which the dogs eye bulges out and becomes red and inflamed. It can be corrected through surgery, but if left alone it can lead to other eye problems. Make sure to check your pug’s eyes regularly for any signs of Cherry Eye. If you do notice signs of it, immediately take them to a veterinarian to get it checked out.

Pugs are also prone to certain types of heart disease, obesity, and knee problems. They also can have a tendency to get distracted while eating, which can cause them to choke. Make sure to keep an eye on your pug when they’re eating and if you think they’re choking, do the Heimlich Maneuver on them to dislodge whatever is causing it.

All in all, the pug is a sturdy dog in spite of their size and has survived as a breed for centuries. As long as you take care of your pug and keep their health a priority, chances are your pug will live a long and happy life.

Pugs are cute as puppies and that cuteness tends to make people want one. But pugs grow up to be pretty obnoxious creatures. Even though they’re small in size, they have a tendency to climb and jump everywhere which can lead to some pretty big falls and even accidents. So if you do decide to get a pug, be sure to keep all dangerous items out of your pug’s reach.

Pugs have a tendency to snort and snuffle, especially when they wake up. If this is something you will find offensive, than perhaps a pug is not the dog for you.

Pugs shed a lot. They shed their hair like most dogs do, but they also tend to shed their coats. So make sure to brush your pug often and give them baths whenever necessary.

Pugs tend to be very lazy. They like to sleep A LOT. If you are a busy person who is always on the go, chances are a pug is not for you.

If you want a dog that is loving and devoted to you, then perhaps a pug is not the right dog for you. Pugs can be standoffish with strangers and are more aloof.

If you’re a neat freak and like things in an orderly fashion, then pugs are not for you. Pugs can be messy eaters and their short legs mean they can’t reach their feet to wipe them clean. So they tend to track mud and dirt into the house.

Grooming is a must with pugs. As we mentioned earlier, regular baths, nail clipping, and brushing are all necessary to keep your pug looking and smelling good. If you find these tasks to be unpleasant, then perhaps a pug is not for you.

Pugs are prone to several health problems that can be costly. From annual checkups and vaccines to teeth cleaning and surgery, pugs need regular trips to the veterinarian which can get expensive. As with everything else, if you are tight on money, then a pug is probably not for you.

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The Pug is a cute little dog with its short legs, big eyes, and curled tail. But looks can be deceiving. Pugs are powerful dogs that need firm, patient handling. Early training and socialization are a must.

Pugs don’t do well alone, so if you work all day, they need company, either from another dog, or perhaps a cat. Pugs are sensitive to heat, so they need to stay cool in hot weather. Allergies make them miserable. Grooming is a MUST: bathe, clip nails, and brush coat at least once a week. Check ears frequently for infection and wipe clean. (Soften ear wax daily with a little baby oil). Check teeth for problems. Brush teeth 2-3 times a week and scrape tongue to remove bacteria buildup daily. Trim hair between pads daily. Every 3 years or so your veterinarian will check hips, eyes, and heart. Annual vaccinations are the law. Costs can quickly stack up so be prepared to spend anywhere from $1000 – $3000 a year on health care alone depending on how healthy your dog is. (Most pugs will live to around 12-15 years old, though some have been known to live up to 20 with good care). Pugs are prone to many health problems, such as: skin problems (especially allergies), short snout (brachycephalic syndrome) causing breathing difficulties, eye problems (such as juvenile cataracts, glaucoma, and progressive retinal atrophy), joint problems (such as hip dysplasia), and ear, teeth, and digestive problems.

Pugs need a lot of attention and supervision. Without it, they can become problematic.

You may be asking yourself ‘Why get a pug if they need so much care?’

It’s because of their loving and funny personality. They’re great for older kids who can handle them, but remember, they should always be supervised when around small children. Pugs have a tendency to be clumsy and run into small children at high speeds because of their short legs.

Pugs are great for people looking for a companion to keep them company. They are happy and playful and love being around their owners.

If you do decide to get a pug then you’ll be in for a treat. These little guys are among the most loving and affectionate breeds out there.

Always make sure you’re prepared to have a pug though, because they do require a lot of attention and care!

Adopt, don’t shop! Save a life!

There are so many pugs in shelters that need homes. Always adopt, never shop!

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