What is a Pug like?
Pug is a body of contradictions. Some may think of them as stubborn, whilst others may think of them as well-behaved. Yet, both are true in the breed. They are eager-to-please dogs who are deeply affectionate. Pugs love to be by the side of their owners, more than anything else.
They are not active dogs and therefore do not require great outdoor activities. In fact, adult pugs spend most of their time sleeping. They are easy to love, but may present a host of health problems due to their natural body shape. This could be a bit of a worry for first-time owners.
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Coexisting with a Pug
Pugs have an appearance that closely resembles that of the French Bulldogs. Indeed, they share many similarities, such as both breeds having flat faces.
The Pug is a small dog with a bulky body, and makes the perfect pet for owners who want a tough-looking dog but without the size that makes cohabitation difficult. They have wide chests that seem to only get bigger as they age.
These dogs come in a variety of colour as well, ranging from white, brown, silver and even black.
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Basic profile of a Pug
01. Exercise Requirements
Despite their sturdy appearances, pugs are true house dogs, and if given the chance, would gladly spend all their time inside the apartment. After all, they are less heat-tolerant than other dog breeds. As such, these dogs often exhaust themselves much faster when they spend time under the sun.
However, moderate exercises is still encouraged. Owners can take their pugs on daily short walks, just as long as this happens during the early parts of the morning or the later parts of the evening. Afternoon walks should be avoided as much as possible.
03. Potential Health Issues
Just like its lookalike cousins (the French Bulldogs), the Pug’s flat faces doe make it more vulnerable to certain conditions. For example, Eye conditions are known to be rather common in this dog breed. Yet perhaps the biggest worry of all, is their difficult with breathing properly. Since these dogs have such a short muzzles, they no breathe well enough in hot and warm environment. As much as possible, owners should keep them in a cool, air-conditioned environment.
Yearly visits to the veterinarian is a must for this dog breed.
02. Obedience Training Style
Pugs may be stubborn, but they have a trait working for them. They crave human affection, and as such are eager-to please. As long as training is started consistently at a young age, and by someone who knows what he/she is doing, the Pug should grow up to become a rather well-behaved dog. Socialisation training should also be started when they are young.
Harsh training methods should not be employed, as Pugs are rather sensitive, and can easily have their feelings hurt. Instead, a more patient approach should be adopted by the trainer.
04. Nutritional Requirements
As a general guideline, the recommended diet for Pugs is 100 calories per kg that they weigh. So if your Pugs weigh 8kg, you should start them on a diet of 800 calories per day. However, this would also depend on their activity level. More active pugs would require higher calorie intake.
Whilst Pugs can feed on wet canned dog food, dry kibble is recommended in most instances. That is because dry kibble is much healthier for their teeth. Wet dog food has also been noted to lead to runny stools. Homecooked food is also another possibility.