Pugs

One of the cutest dogs around, Pugs have a lovely and playful personality. They are good around other pets and do well with kids too. Pugs will happily follow you wherever you go, which makes them ideal companion dogs.

Fast Facts On Pugs

  • Origin

    China
  • Weight

    6.35 - 8 Kg (Both Male and Female)
  • Height

    25 - 36 cm (Both Male and Female)
  • Coat

    Double coat
  • Skin Colour

    Fawn, Black, Apricot, Silver Colour
  • Life Span

    12 - 15 Years

Pug Characteristics

  • Energy Level

    Medium
  • Exercise Needs

    Low
  • Playfulness

    Very Playful
  • Affection Level

    Very Affectionate
  • Friendliness With Other Dogs

    Very Friendly
  • Friendliness Toward Strangers

    Shy
  • Tendency to Bark

    Moderate
  • Tendency to Drool

    Low
  • Watchdog Ability

    High
  • Guarding Potential

    Not Very Protective
  • Grooming Needs

    Low Maintenance
  • Cold Tolerance

    Medium
  • Heat Tolerance

    Low
  • Veterinarian Visit

    Moderate

What Are The Best Foods For Pugs?

Food For Newborn Pugs (Birth to 8 Weeks)

Newborn Pugs need mother’s milk for up to 2 months. If it is not available for any reason, you can bottle-feed them with a good baby dog milk. Following are some of the moistened foods that you can feed newborn Pug puppies:

  1. 4% Off
    Arden Grange with Chicken Weaning Puppy Food 15 Kg
    Arden Grange with Chicken Weaning Puppy Food 15 Kg
    Special Price ₹8,690.00 Regular Price ₹9,000.00
  2. Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate All Breeds Puppy Starter 12 Kg
    Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate All Breeds Puppy Starter 12 Kg
    ₹7,390.00
  3. Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Starter Dog Food 800 gms ( All Breeds)
    Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Starter Dog Food 800 gms ( All Breeds)
    ₹670.00
  4. Pedigree Pro Mother & Pup Starter Dog Food 10 Kg
    Pedigree Pro Mother & Pup Starter Dog Food 10 Kg
    ₹3,300.00
  5. 10% Off
    Hill's Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entre Canned Food
    Hill's Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entre Canned Food
    Special Price ₹300.00 Regular Price ₹330.00

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Food For Puppy Pugs (2 to 10 Months)

Pug puppies require a nutrient-dense food for healthy muscle and bone development. Their meal should primarily be rich in protein. Below are some of the best foods you can feed your puppy Pugs:

  1. Acana Puppy & Junior Dog Food 2 kg
    Acana Puppy & Junior Dog Food 2 kg
    ₹1,599.00
  2. 5% Off
    Arden Grange Puppy Junior Dog Food 12 Kg
    Arden Grange Puppy Junior Dog Food 12 Kg
    Special Price ₹6,490.00 Regular Price ₹6,775.00
  3. Farmina N & D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate  Puppy Dog Food 2.5 kg ( Mini)
    Farmina N & D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate Puppy Dog Food 2.5 kg ( Mini)
    ₹1,890.00
  4. 2% Off
    Hill's Science Diet Puppy Healthy Development Original Dog Food 15 Kgs
    Hill's Science Diet Puppy Healthy Development Original Dog Food 15 Kgs
    Special Price ₹7,760.00 Regular Price ₹7,900.00
  5. Orijen Puppy Food 6 Kg
    Orijen Puppy Food 6 Kg
    ₹4,599.00

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Food For Adult Pugs (10 Months to 9 Years)

Grown-up Pugs need a moderate protein and low carb content in their diet to maintain an ideal weight. A decent amount of fatty acids is also required to keep their skin and hair in healthy condition. Following are some of the most nutritious foods for adult pugs:

  1. Acana Classic Prairie Poultry Dog Food 17 Kg
    Acana Classic Prairie Poultry Dog Food 17 Kg
    ₹7,799.00
  2. Acana Classic Wild Coast Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    Acana Classic Wild Coast Dog Food 11.4 Kg
    ₹6,699.00
  3. Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate  Adult Dog Food 0.8 kg ( Mini)
    Farmina N&D Low Grain Chicken & Pomegranate Adult Dog Food 0.8 kg ( Mini)
    ₹620.00
  4. 6% Off
    Hill's Science Diet Adult Lamb & Rice Original Dog Food All Breeds 3 Kgs
    Hill's Science Diet Adult Lamb & Rice Original Dog Food All Breeds 3 Kgs
    Special Price ₹1,760.00 Regular Price ₹1,860.00
  5. 4% Off
    Arden Grange Adult Dog Chicken and Rice 12 Kg
    Arden Grange Adult Dog Chicken and Rice 12 Kg
    Special Price ₹6,050.00 Regular Price ₹6,300.00

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Food For Senior Pugs (9 Years and Above)

Senior Pugs need low-calorie foods due to their relatively slower metabolism. A diet rich in fibre is also suggested to promote healthy digestion and bowel movement in them. Below are some of the apt foods for senior Pugs:

  1. Science Diet Canine Adult 7+ Small Paws™ Chicken 1.50 Kgs
    Science Diet Canine Adult 7+ Small Paws™ Chicken 1.50 Kgs
    ₹1,020.00
  2. Orijen Senior Dog Food 2 Kg
    Orijen Senior Dog Food 2 Kg
    ₹1,999.00
  3. Pedigree Senior Adult Dog Food 3 Kg
    Pedigree Senior Adult Dog Food 3 Kg
    ₹580.00
  4. Fidele Light & Senior Adult Dog Food 4 Kg
    Fidele Light & Senior Adult Dog Food 4 Kg
    ₹1,425.00
  5. Royal Canin Digestive Care	Gravy Dog Food 1.02 Kg
    Royal Canin Digestive Care Gravy Dog Food 1.02 Kg
    ₹1,020.00

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Do Pugs Get Along With Kids?

Yes, they do. Pugs are ideal family dogs who have a special affection for children. With proper training, they even do well with newborn babies. Pugs may, however, have slight issues with children if the dog has not been socialized at all.

Can Pugs Be Kept Outside?

No, they can’t. Pugs are a breed that are highly sensitive to humidity, heat as well as cold. In hot regions, pugs can be quite vulnerable to heat strokes as they are relatively slower than other dogs in cooling down themselves. Due to this reason, they should be kept inside most of the time.

Do Pugs Shed?

Despite having short hair, pugs shed a lot. They also shed their hair year round unlike other dogs who do it only twice a year. The reason is because of their short inner layer coat and soft outer layer coat which makes them lose a lot of hair. Hence, pugs may not the dogs for those who are allergic to hair.

How Many Exercise Do Pugs Need?

Pugs do not demand much physical activity as they get exhausted pretty easily. Short bursts of running around the house or a 20 mins walk outside daily is enough to keep them fit. Remember not to take them outdoors if it is extremely hot or cold.

What are the Pros and Cons of a Pugs?

Pros

  • Pugs are great family dogs who do well with children and other pets.
  • They are excellent dogs for small households and apartments.
  • Good therapy dogs for people who live alone. These dogs will always be there to cuddle you.
  • They can be carried everywhere due to their small size.

Cons

  • Don’t be deceived by their short coat. Pugs will shed a lot due to their double-layered coat.
  • Pugs cannot tolerate heat and may show signs of over-exhaustion.
  • Pugs can be quite desperate and may follow you everywhere relentlessly.
  • They are known to get lazy with their age.

Some Interesting Facts About Pugs

  • In ancient times, the emperors of China kept Pugs as lap dogs and treated them with all the luxuries of life.

  • Due to their short legs and troubled breathing, Pugs are not able to swim.

  • Pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds with a history up to 200 BC.

  • Pugs sleep an average of 14 hours a day.

  • A group of Pugs is called a Grumble.

History Of Pugs

Pug’s origin can be traced back to China during the Han Dynasty (B.C 206 to A.D 200). Researchers have also associated Tibetan Mastiff as their close relatives. Pugs were treated like royalty by the emperors and were also guarded by soldiers. Slowly, this breed spread to other parts of asia. The Buddhists of Tibet also kept Pugs as pets in their monasteries. Pugs have retained their fondness given by their owners since the ancient times.

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