Welcome to the world of pugs
All you need to know about Pugs
Once a pug enters into your life, it changes forever. They are such big characters and comedians, how can you fail to fall in love with that wrinkled face and it’s bulging eyes. It is a most beautiful face which has gained our chap the affectionate nickname of Frog Face (amongst others).
Pugs are very good at becoming the most important person in the house without you realising it. Pugs will claim the best seat in the house and have you quite happily moving over so they can be more comfortable.
A pug is small in size, but enormous in personality. They are intelligent, affectionate and love to be the centre of attention!
It is quite obvious how the phrase multum in parvo (much in a little) has become associated with Pugs.
The Pug’s reason for living is to be near their people. Their playfulness and sturdiness makes them a family favourite and in the top 5 of favourite dogs globally.
They are comfortable in small apartments and can adapt to different situations and lifestyles. Some are happy to be a couch potato with minimal exercise. Remember they do need exercise to stay healthy and to mix with other dogs. They are very social little dogs and can be very energetic therefore they will need mental and physical stimulation.
Training & grooming a pug
When it comes to training you will need to be quietly determined and consistent. It must be a joint effort if more than one person is involved. They will find the weak link and use it to their advantage.
However once you have the ‘pack leader’ identified and the basics down they will become a delight to take with you anywhere.
They are easy to groom but most shed constantly in fact the hairs leap off their little bodies at an alarming rate. A daily brush and careful wiping of the over the nose wrinkle, with a daily check on their eyes and ears.
Cutting toenails can be a little traumatic, ours will squeal as if he was being murdered!! This will generally start as soon as he sees the scissors. It is much less traumatic all round if every 4 weeks he has a poochy pampering with a bath, ears and folds wash, and toenails attended to. You will need to do folds and ears in-between and probably a bath or two.
Sam has assured us he is as good as gold when she cuts his nails!
Sam’s own Pug Rupert is her mascot. We highly recommend them for anyone living on the Gold Coast Australia.
Pug colours are variations of fawn, silver fawn, apricot fawn or black, they should have a well-defined “mask” on their muzzle.
For more information on what to look for when you are choosing your new pug puppy.