Pug Puppies for Sale
Overview: The Pug has a lot of energy and truly loves to play around. It loves to be with its owner. This breed gets along with other dog breeds and animals. It doesn't like the presence of strangers that much and may be wary of them. It isn't difficult to train and responds well to it. The Pug makes an excellent watchdog but it wouldn't do well as a guard dog. Grooming can be simple on this breed and doesn't need too much attention. It is fairly resistant to cold weather but can't take heat very well.
Temperament: A comedic dog that loves to show off, the Pug loves to play around and likes to be with its owner. It can be stubborn at times and may try to do things its own way.
History: It is unknown as to when the Pug first became a a unique breed, but it is recorded to have come from China during ancient times. The Pug has many names that it is known by. In Holland it is known to be Mopshond, referring to its grumbling noises. In Germany it is called the Mops. And in England it is known as either the Dutch Pug or the Chinese Pug. The word Pug may refer to the Latin word pugnus, which means fist, as the face of the dog looks like a clenched fist. Or it may refer to the Marmoset “Pug” monkeys as the faces look similar. The official motto of this breed is multum in parvo, (a lot in a little). This phrase fits this dog very well indeed. Although it is in the toy group, it is a little different from the others as it has Mastiff ancestors. It is not known which breeds were used to make this dog the way it is, but it does have Mastiff characteristics. This breed was favored by Tibetan Buddhists many centuries ago. In China it was best if the dog had many facial wrinkles, especially the vertical wrinkle along the forehead deemed the “Prince Mark”. This mark along the forehead resembled the Chinese mark for Prince. The Pug is thought to have arrived in Holland via the Dutch East India Trading Company. In Holland it became quote popular and was recognized as the House of Orange's official dog when one of them saved Prince Williams life. The Prince was saved when the dog barked an alarm ás the Spanish soldiers were approaching in 1572. By the end of the 18th century the Pug was to be found in France as well. While Napoleon's wife was imprisoned she would use her Pug to send messages to her husband. When the Pug was brought to England during the Victorian times it replaced the King Charles Spaniel as the favorite of royal breeds. In 1885 the breed was recognized by the AKC and since then has been quite popular as both a pet and a show dog. In the late 20th century, the Pug's popularity exploded due to its being featured in major motion pictures.
Names: The Pug is also known as the Mops and the Carlin and sometimes referred to as the Chinese Pug.
Groups: The Pug was formally recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 and assigned to the Toy Group.
Physical Characteristics: The average adult Pug can be 10 to 11 inches in height and can weigh between 14 and 18 lb. The coat on this dog is fine and smooth with a soft to the touch feel. The colors of this breed are usually fawn, fawn with black mask or simply black.
Care: This dog needs to be exercised on a daily basis with a good sized walk or a good game. It doesn't do very well in hot and humid environments and shouldn't live outdoors. Its facial wrinkles need to be cleaned daily, however the coat doesn't need that kind of treatment. Occasional brushing should do well as it has dead hair that needs to be removed every once in a while. The Pug usually snores and makes a wheezing sound when breathing.