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Pugs thrive on human companionship and thus make for loving family dogs.

  • Origin:

    China

  • Average size:

    Small

  • Weight Range:

    6.3 to 8.2 kg

    Height Range:

    Male: 30 - 36 cm

    Female: 25 - 30 cm

  • Lifespan:

    12 - 15 years

    Bred For:

    They were bred to be lap dogs and companions to the royal.

  • Characteristics:

    They are highly sensitive, playful and lazy.

    Compatibility With Pets/Children:

    Pugs are fond of enjoy the companionship children. They are also compatible with other pets if socialised.

  • Health Risks:

    Cheyletiella dermatitis (walking dandruff), pug dog encephalitis, epilepsy, nerve degeneration, corneal ulcers, dry eye, allergies, demodectic mange.

    Grooming Requirements:

    Regular brushing and trimming of nails is required.

  • Exercise Requirements:

    They need 40-60 minutes of exercise or playtime every day.

    Nutritional Requirements:

    They require protein, carbohydrates and fatty acids.