The small but solid Pug is adored for his playful personality. These cute little dogs are one of the oldest breeds, and they love to love—and be loved in return.
The Pug is charming, mischievous and loving.
13 to 15 years
Pugs are a fawn color with a black face and ears (called a mask).
Although the Pug does shed, their short, smooth coat requires minimal maintenance. Weekly brushing will remove loose hair and keep their coat looking its best.
The Pug's adorable eyes are also one of his problem areas, as he may experience corneal ulcers and dry eye. Like many other flat-faced breeds, Pugs also experience breathing problems – especially in heat and humidity.
Since Pugs are small, choose a small breed dog food formulated for their size and unique needs to maintain their ideal body condition.
These foods include:
When selecting a food for your Pug puppy, choose a formula with DHA to nourish brain and vision development and antioxidants to support their developing immune system. This will help them thrive during their first year of life.
The following foods meet the needs of a growing puppy:
The Pug is an ancient breed, tracing back some 2,000 years when the emperors of China developed these refined pets. Like many Far-Eastern breeds, Pugs were a treasure outsiders only acquired as a gift.
The breed spread in the 1500s when Dutch traders returned to Europe with the little dogs in tow. The Pug became the mascot of Holland’s royal House of Orange after one saved the life of the prince by barking to warn him of an attack, according to legend. After William and Mary of Orange arrived in England, their Pugs began the breed craze that swept Britain.