Pug Dog Breed Profile

by Luke Blaise

Pug Dog

Pug Dog

AKC Group: Toy Group

The Pug dog is always one of the most popular dog breeds in America. A distinctive dog with a flat wrinkly face, and a curly tail. It makes a great family dog, but is prone to a number of health problems.


The Pug is among the most ancient dog breeds and has prospered since before four hundred BC. Many researchers claim that the dog originates from Asia, because of its resemblances to the Pekingese dog. China is known as the origin for Pugs, where these pets live in Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. The breed next came out in Europe and Japan, getting famous when Prince William II was crowned King of England. He possessed Pugs and they turned into a trendy breed for years.

Physical Features

Balance and general look are decidedly cobby and square. A leggy, lean Pug with a long body and short legs are similarly objectionable. The Pug must be multum in parvo, of which this condensation is revealed by compactness of shape, nicely knit proportions, and firmness of designed muscle.

The weight varies from 14 to 18 pounds. The coat is fine, glossy, short, smooth and soft, neither tough nor woolly. The shades are black or fawn. The fawn color must be decided so that it will make the contrast full amongst the color and the mask and trace.


This is a well behaved dog with great charm, playfulness, and a loving disposition. Animated, spirited and peppy, they're affectionate, loving and loyal with their families. Lively, playful and rambunctious, they're certain to keep you giggling. Very intelligent, it bores quickly without diversity in their training.

Common Health Problems

Typically called 'trick knees', Luxating Patella is pretty common in Pugs, and other kinds of small dogs. Basically, it's the dislocation of the small portable bone at the knee known as the Patella, from the femur where it's usually held in area by ligaments. Intensifying Retinal Atrophy, Discoloring Keratitis, and Soft Palate problems.

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Apr 26, 2011
Sick Pug Licking Lips
by: Anonymous

Sorry to hear about your Pug licking his lips and acting anxious.

Have you tried to palpate his abdomen and see if he is painful at all?

Is your Pug eating and drinking normally?

Apr 25, 2011
by: Anonymous

I have a male pug who is 9 years old. Recently, I noticed him starting to lick his lips over and over and whimpering. He will sit there and lick and cry, and no matter what I do, won't stop. We had company over the weekend and was fine while distracted, but now is doing it again. Any ideas?

Mar 13, 2011
by: Anonymous

Type your question here
I have a 10 year old female pug. Yesterday afternoon she went outside to do her businees. When she came back in, she had a little trouble walking. She ate her dinner with no problem. I took her out one last time before bed, she urinated just fine.
This morning she was again slow to go out for her morning potty break. She went just fine, then went to poop too. All fine. She ate a little snack for breakfast, carrots, apple, broccoli and rice. She is just sleeping on the couch, breathing is fine.
Could this be allergies? We have a thin duct cover of pollen in the back yard. HELP, Please..

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