Once claimed as a Dutch dog, other theories include Russian Origins, Mastiff relations or even some chinese connection.
The name is thought to come from the Latin 'pugnus'. meaning closed fist, which is what the pug's head is said to resemble.
Appearance of Pug Puppies/ Dogs
Large round eyes
Button ears with flap folding forward
Very short muzzle
Smooth, glossy fawn coat
High-set, tightly curled tail
Life Span Over 10 years
Height range 10-11 in (25-28cm)
Weight range 13-18lb (6-8Kg)
Character pugnacious and individualistic, this vibrant breed is extremely tough and opinionated.
Exercise requires only modest amount of exercise.
Grooming daily with a brush and a rub-down with a silk handerchief which will make its coat shine.
Feeding approximately 1/2 -1/3 can (400g size) of a branded meat product, with kibbles added in equal parts by volume.
Temperament Tendencies An unusual character, intelligent and adaptable. Possessing great charm and self-esteem.
Reliable and very expressive. Occasionally mischievious. Can tend toward gluttony. sometimes sulky and aloof with strangers.