Who wants to learn about more cute dog breeds? We do! October’s Dog Breed of Month is the Pug. Although some may call it ugly, the Pug is the favorite dog breed of many Americans. Check out some cool Pug facts to help you decide if this breed is for you.
The History of the Pug
Want some cool Pug facts? Pugs are one of the most popular small dog breeds, or toy dogs, in the nation. In ancient times, the Pug was bred to be companions for the ruling families in China. The wrinkles on their forehead originally meant to create a pattern on their forehead, the Chinese character for “prince.”
The Pug is a short dog with a flat face and bulgy eyes. Covered in wrinkles, Pugs waddle when they walk because of their short legs. Pugs usually come in black or fawn, a light tan color.
The Pug is a brachycephalic dog, which means their nose is short. The shape of their nose can cause some breathing problems, especially in warmer weather. If you own or care for a Pug, be cautious of the dog overheating by limiting their time in the sun or making sure cool water is available.
Minimal grooming is needed for a Pug, but they can still shed. Caring for the space in between their wrinkles is most important. If not properly cleaned, infections can start within the wrinkles.
Pug Personality Traits and Training a Pug
Pugs are easy to get along with. The perfect lap dog, Pugs can learn to love whatever lifestyle their owner has, including cuddling up on the couch or being active at the park. Training a pug is easy, as their charming personality makes them eager to please their owner. They’re the perfect family dog because they are rarely aggressive, and they’re sensitive to their owner’s moods. Dog lovers adore this adorable toy dog.
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