A small breed of dog from the Toy group of dogs, the Pug was developed in China as a lap dog as long as 2,500 years ago.

pugs profileOther Names: Chinese Pug, Mops, Puggu, Dutch Bulldog, Mini Mastiff, Carlin

Country of Origin: China

Size: Small

Height: 30 – 36 cm (12 – 14 ins)

Weight: 6.3 – 8.1 kg (14 – 18 lbs)

Colour: Silver, Apricot, Black, Fawn

Lifespan: 12-15 years

Coat: Short, smooth

Grooming: Easy (eyes and skin folds need extra care)

Exercise: Moderate

Child Friendly: Yes

Pet Tolerant: Yes

Novice Owner Suitability: Yes

Health Issues: Allergies, Atopy, Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome, Caruncular Trichiasis, Collapsing Trachea, Diabetes Mellitus, Distichiasis Dystocia, Entropion, Epilepsy, Hemivertebrae, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Legg-Calves-Perthes Disease, Mast Cell

Tumours, Melanomas, Pannus, Papillomas, Patella Luxation, Progressive Retinal

Atrophy (PRA), Puppy Acne, Pug Dog Encephalitis

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