In detail

Pug


Characteristics

Surname: Pug
Alternative names: Pug
Original origin: China
FCI group: Society and assistance dogs
size: up to 35cm
size: up to 35cm
Mass () : 5 - 8kg
Mass () : 5 - 8kg
Life expectancy: 10 - 15 years
nutrition: Carnivore
sexual maturity:
litter size: 3 - 4
coat color: fawn, apricot, black
coat type: tight, fine
coat length: short
Character / essence: playful, stubborn, fearless, affectionate
attitude: tends to be overweight, therefore, regular weight check makes sense

Pug - introduction information

Of the pug looks back on a long history as a privileged fashion dog. Already two thousand years ago, the pug was kept as a pet in ancient China during the Han Dynasty at the court of the emperor. He was revered there by the courtiers as a lucky charm with magical powers and equaled the wives and daughters of the emperor. The common people in ancient China were strictly forbidden even to touch a pug, much less to act or possess it. Probably pugs came from Asia to Europe, as they were passed in the course of important state visits as valuable gifts to kings and emperors. Already in the Renaissance, these small dogs were kept as court dogs in many European countries. The pug most likely received its name in Holland in the 16th century, where the word "mopperen" means "grunt" and refers to the characteristic noise that this dog uttered in his sleep. During the eighteenth century, interest in the pug gradually receded to rekindle at the beginning of the twentieth century. Since then, this dog breed enjoys international popularity as a companion and family dog.
This small dog stands out for its characteristic squat but very muscular and robust physique and large round skull. The pug brings with a shoulder height of a maximum of 35 centimeters a body weight of six to nine kilograms on the scales, the males are slightly larger and heavier than the bitches. The short and dense coat is silky soft and can appear monochrome beige, black or gray. He is especially popular because of his googly eyes, pronounced forehead and facial wrinkles, the flat muzzle, the rose-eared ears and his naturally tortuous ringlets.
The Pug is a very sensitive animal that likes to adapt to the needs of its caregivers. He is loyal to his owner and as a companion of single persons as well as suitable for families with small children. He would never encounter aggression even with infants who use him. He has a cheerful and fun-loving nature and likes to live closely with his pack. Due to his small size, he is also suitable for holding in a city apartment, however, he is a courageous and talented guard dog, who will loudly report any possible intruder. On daily run-off must be paid attention to the pug, because he tends to lack of exercise to excessive obesity.