Talk about a dog with a free happy go lucky spirit, well you are talking about the pug. The pug likes to have fun and play and likes to be close to his human counterpart. Many pug owners find that their pugs do amuse them with their flamboyant stunts and gimmicks. The pug uses its high intelligence and you will be quite amazed at how smart this little dog is. Pugs will make good alert or watch dogs as they will sound upon any visitor or intruders who venture onto your premises. The pug does get along well with other dogs and they are very affectionate with children. Overall the pug makes a good family pet and a wonderful companion. So with all the wonderful things said about the pug, lets see if the pug is for you. Lets do the simple pug human compatibility test below!
Well lets look a little on the pug behavior to see if you and these sweet pups are compatible. So lets begin the pug puppy and human compatibility test!
Do you have lots of patience?
- The pug is a bit slow to housebreak and may need a bit of extensive training and talking to
- Well, dogs do shed, but some dog breeds shed more than others, the pug is one of those high shredders and sheds almost everyday
- The Pug dog is quite a vivid sound maker, it will Snort, snuff, snore and slobber you to death.
- Well, every mammal passes gas, but you can depend on the pug to let one rip every few moments.
0 yeses = get a different dog, 1 Yes = May not work out, 2 Yeses=Sleep on it, 3 Yeses= Its Time To Get A Pug, 4 Yeses=PUG POWER!
- The small pug dog has no problem with indoor living and will b comfortable living in apartments. The pug is also comfortable with nice yard spaces for it to go through it's antics. The pig is a temperature sensitive dog and does not like hot or too cold climate conditions. Ensure that if you acquire a pup that you set your climate control on the right temperature suitable for your pug and you.
Fitness and Exercise
- Well, the pugs are strong and will do well with walks and jogs. However when it comes on to excessive jogs or runs, you may just have to count the pug out.
Pugs Mass and Height
- Well, one thing we know is that the pug is not a big dog. The average height for the male pug is 11-14 inches while the average height for the female pug is 10-12 inches. The females will weigh in around 12-18 pounds while the male pugs weigh in at 12-20 pounds. Quite a small dog and should be easy to handle.
- You can expect to be loved from 12-15 years
Common Health Factors
- The pugs have a compromised respiratory and care should always be taken when it comes onto air substances around the pug. It is recommended that you do not use harsh chemicals that emit strong odor or smoke around your pug dog. Do not allow your pug to be in places which emit high carbon monoxide and another gases for that matter. Pugs will catch cold easier than most dogs so temperature control is also high on heath priority. They are prone to skin mild allergies also. You should always consult your vet if your pug begins excessive wheezing, sneezing as this can lead to breathing complications if left unattended. The pugs eyes are very prominent and will be chances are they will be more affected by eye injuries.
- If you are acquiring a pug dog/pup, ensure that you always get the full health record of the animal. Don't buy dogs from puppy mills as many of these animals lack the proper care needed to develop and grow into healthy dogs.