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Country of Origin: China

Group: Companion and Toy Dogs

Section: Small Molossian type Dogs

Original Function: lap dog

Todays Function: companion

Dimension Male: 30-36 cm

Dimension Female: 25-30 cm

Weight Male: 6-9 kg

Weight Female: 6-8 kg

Litter Size: 4-8 puppies, average 5

Life span: 12-15 years

Other Names: Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Pug Dog, Dutch Mastiffs

Colors: The acceptable colors are silver, apricot-fawn, or black. the trace and the mask should be a drastic

Living: This is a dog that does well indoor because it was bred as a companion dog; however, with its flat m



The Pug has a square, thickset, stocky compact, body, with a sleek, soft coat that comes in apricot, fawn, black and silver - all with a short, flat, black muzzle and velvety ears. Rose shaped ears are preferred. Moles on the cheeks are considered beauty spots. The eyes are prominent, expressive, dark and lustrous. The teeth should meet in a slightly undershot bite. The back is short, with a level topline. Their tail lays in a tight curl, or in the best specimens, a double curl on the back. Their limbs are straight and strong which gives them a jaunty, rolling gait that is quite distinctive.


A delightful blend of dignity and comedy, the pug is an amiable, playful and confident companion. It can be stubborn and headstrong, but it is pleasant and generally willing to please. It loves to cavort and show off.


The pug needs daily exercise, either in the form of a lively game or a moderate walk on leash. It does not do well in heat and humidity and should not be kept outdoors. It needs minimal coat care but daily cleaning of facial wrinkles. Its smooth coat needs only occasional brushing to remove dead hairs; however, the wrinkles need regular cleaning and drying to prevent skin infections. The pug wheezes and snores.


The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush and comb with a firm bristle brush and shampoo only when necessary. After bathing, dry him quickly and thoroughly to prevent chill. The creases on the face must be cleaned regularly. This breed is a se


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: elongated palette, stenotic nares, patellar luxation, Legg ? Perthes, entropion

Occasionally seen: epilepsy

Suggested tests: (eye)