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Pugs are amongst the different breeds of dogs. It is known as the clown of the canine world. Pugs are very amusing, intelligent and friendly by nature. This breed is said to be a companion breed. Pugs are so cute in appearance as if once you glance you want it again and again. A pug is basically a lap dog.
Personality and character traits of a pug:
A pug has a flat, wrinkled face and very expressive eyes. Pugs are moderately easy to train. They are quiet by nature. They do not bark a lot. They are very protective of their family and home. They are very friendly with the kids. They have an average life span of around 12 years.
Pugs should be provided with the training of socialization at its early age. This training must be provided to them at a certain age so as to make them comfortable with the society. This is a part of their natural development which is age specific means if it is not provided this time, then when it reaches its adult age, it will become frightened or suspicious of the things that it has never experienced. The best age group to socialize a puppy is 12 to 18 weeks.
If you want to make your pug happy the best way is to keep it busy and active. Pugs usually spend their time in sleeping and when they wake up they want to do some work and if they don’t find any work they start chewing the furniture, clothes, shoes, etc. There are various physical and mental activities doing which a pug can remain active. Playing games with your pugs and taking it out for workouts are the physical activities that you may let your pug do and remain active. Whereas the mental activities include hiding its food and finding it, food puzzle, making it play with other dogs and many more.
Some diseases from which pugs suffer are shown below in the table along with their symptoms, prevention and cure.
|Entropion||Condition in which eyelid rotates inward, causes redness, irritation, and abrasions on eye cornea||Eye Muscle weakness, Eye infection||Decreased vision,Excessive tearing,Eye pain,Eye irritation,Redness||It is not “preventable,” as it is a conformational defect||It is corrected surgically|
|Cataracts||An opacity can be seen in the eye||Diabetes, trauma, inflammation||Opacity in the lens of the eye||If not prevented on time may lead to glaucoma||It is corrected surgically|
|Stenotic nares||Birth defect found in some breeds||Overly soft nasal tissue||Excessive breathing through the mouth, foamy discharge while breathing||It is preventable||It is also corrected surgically.|
|Intussception||A life threatening condition in males at a young age||Pieces of plastic, wood or bone in the intestine of the dog||Vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and red blood present in the stool||It is preventable if caught in its early stages||It is also corrected surgically|
Pugs are very protective of their home and family. It is your duty to keep it happy. This can be done with grooming it at regular intervals, feeding with appropriate food etc.
Your pug requires your special attention so as to interact with you and the society as well. You should take it for jogging, running or playing in the parks. Pugs are of the friendly nature, so they feel entertained and happy when they are taken somewhere out.
You should take your pug for long drives or trips so as to make it happy. Pugs are your best companion. They love spending time with you.
The pug is an ideal dog to accompany you and make you laugh. Also to remove the dullness and boredom of your life. They always want to gain your attention, to play with it. Playing with a pug is a never ending fun. So, keep playing with it and have fun!!!