The pug has long since made it into the hearts of countless dog owners. The popular social dog probably originated in China, where its ancestors already existed about 2 years ago.000 years, before they were then bred in 16. In the nineteenth century, the pug finally found its way to Europe.
The FCI classifies the Pug in group 9. Thanks to its well-balanced and child-loving character, the pug is widely used today as a family dog.
Characteristics of the Pug
The pug is a small breed of dog. The height at the withers of females is about 25 centimeters, while males are slightly larger at 30 centimeters. In terms of weight, the FCI provides a breed standard of 6.3 to 8.1 kilograms for the Pug.
The physique of the pug is stocky. His head is round and large and is also characterized by the facial wrinkles typical of this breed. In addition, a short muzzle with a wide lower jaw include. Slight pre-bite as well as large dark eyes to the characteristic features of the pug.
The coat of the pug is short, smooth and very soft.
The life expectancy of this breed is usually between 12 and 15 years.
Pug nature and character
The pug is considered lively, cheerful and balanced. Aggressive behavior corresponds entirely. Not at all his nature. Nevertheless, he is very brave. Faces supposed dangers fearlessly.
The pug is absolutely uncomplicated in handling and proves to be an intelligent and charming companion dog for everyday life.
He usually gets along well with both children and other pets, which makes him an excellent dog for families.
Activities with the pug
The pug has a lively character. His physique restricts him however clearly, so that his movement need is not too high.
Instead, the pug prefers to play and go for a walk, in addition to extensive petting.
Provided it does not become too strenuous, the following sports are possible with a pug:
In and of themselves Pugs are robust animals. However, compared to other dog breeds, they are more prone to obesity and are also prone to urinary stones.
In addition, in the pug various skin diseases are typical of the breed.
This includes in particular:
– Atopic dermatitis (caused, among other things, by dust mites and pollen)
– Skin fold dermatitis (due to the typical facial wrinkles)
– Demodicosis (mite infestation on the skin)
Due to its tendency to be overweight, it is of great importance in the Pug to pay attention to sufficient exercise as well as a diet that meets its needs. Food rations should be calculated as accurately as possible. Avoid excessive administration of dog treats.
The pug's diet also plays an important role in the prevention and alleviation of skin diseases. Because in many cases these are favored by a lack of nutrients.