This playful, pleasant dog is humorous and loves to show off. It is confident but may be stubborn.

Breed Overview

This lovable wrinkle-faced dog originated in China and has become one of the most popular dogs in the US. Pugs were bred to have wrinkles on their face that resembled the Chinese symbol for prince. These happy dogs are playful, comical and perky. They get along with just about anyone which makes them great pets for families, as well as seniors. Though they are adaptable to both lazy and active lifestyles, they have trouble living in hot weather as they cannot easily cool down. Pugs only need a good play session each day to keep them satisfied. Pugs may wheeze or snore. They are generally easy to groom, however their facial wrinkles need frequent cleaning, daily at best.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 10-11"
Weight: 14-18 lb
Lifespan: 12-15 years

Breed Traits

Comical, Playful, Stubborn,

Similar Breeds

French Bulldog


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