Is a pug right for me?
Is a pug right for me is a question you should ask yourself before embarking on your pug journey!
As with all dog breeds Pugs come with their own characteristics and personalities, consider these carefully before you embark on your Pug journey
Pugs hold so much personality in such a little (sometimes rotund) package that the pug breed has quickly become one of the most popular in the world. Pugs are estimated to be in the ‘Top 5’ most popular dogs globally and are the biggest of the Toy dog group
Pugs are often described as “the clowns of the dog world” because they love to show off and amuse people. “Multum in parvo” (big in a little) is another term linked to the pug breed. They have no idea they are a toy dog with a squishy face and can get themselves into pickles with bigger dogs by being too brave!
Because Pugs have been bred over centuries to be companion dogs it’s something they do very well. You will never feel alone if you have a pug so make sure you can dedicate the time for them, they thrive on human companionship.
Pugs are incredibly social little dogs and extremely good natured, making them excellent family pets they are exceptionally good with children.
A Pug dog may not be for you if:
- You like to have a spotless home. Pugs shed hair constantly (often referred to as magical fibres.) The don’t seem to have an off season. So if you like to be dressed spotlessly they may not be the best dog for you. Alternatively you could choose to have a fawn or black Pug depending on whether you prefer light or dark clothes and furniture!
- You want a dog that is quiet and sleeps all day. Pugs do sleep a lot but are generally quite energetic little dogs and when they play, they play. Remember pugs are very social little dogs so going to the dog park, walks or beach is something they will love.
- You can’t afford vet bills. Pugs are prone to health issues (as are most pedigree dogs) so have a look at our health page.
- You like your own space. Remember we said Pugs have been bred over centuries as companion dogs? They will come with your everywhere and we do mean everywhere. They take their job as your companion very seriously.
- You are out at work all day. Pugs crave human companionship, they are not a breed that can be left at home on their own all day every day.
- You don’t have a lot of patience. Pugs can be very naughty, they often need persistent training which takes a lot of time as well as patience. They are clever little dogs (mostly)! but very stubborn in their nature and their procrastination poop circles are famous at bed time and when you are in a hurry.
- Finally and very importantly, if you are squeamish. First of all there is the poop pick up as with all dogs. Pugs have other delightful goo that emits from their eyes, make sure it is healthy goo – see eyes in keep your Pug healthy.
- Be warned a full facial Pug sneeze can be quite impressive and messy
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We want to help you enjoy, nurture and care for your Pug in the best way possible and to be able to make an educated decision about whether a Pug is the right dog for you. So go ahead, browse, join our Facebook community and fellow Pug lovers, ask questions and share tips on your Puggy Pooch.
Some Pug dog Trivia
A Grumble is the term used for a group of Pugs, stemming from the Dutch name Mopshund. Mopshund means: to grumble; (supposedly from the noise they make!)
It is well known that a Pug will become your owner and the King or Queen of their household. In true Royal fashion they fully expect to be treated as such!
If you decide to buy a Pug or have a Pug we hope the information on this website is helpful to you because
one thing’s for certain; once a Pug enters your life it will never be the same again!
This pug site is dedicated to these Delicious quirky little dogs and will inform, entertain and educate you. Living with a Pug can have it’s challenges, but most of all you will forever be entertained by these funny loving little dogs.