The Pug

The head is large in comparison to the rest of the body. The skull should not have an indentation. The eyes are dark in color, very large, round. Pugs are known for their very sweet personality, expression to be attentive. Pugs have much energy when excited, they will be engaged in their surroundings. The ears are thin folded over. There are two kinds: the “rose” and the “button.” Preference is given to the latter. The wrinkles are large and deep. The muzzle is short, blunt, square, but not up-faced. Bite – A Pug’s bite should be very slightly undershot.

The legs are very strong, straight, of moderate length. The elbows should be lined up directly under the withers in profiled. The shoulders are moderately laid back. Pugs have nice strong pasterns. Their feet are not long. short tight toes, nails black. Some leave the declaws, other remove them a few days after birth. Either way is acceptable.

The coat is fine, smooth, soft, short and glossy, neither hard nor woolly.

The colors are fawn, black, white, chocolate, sable and the latest – Panda which is unique in its appearance.

This is a head breed. Symmetry and appearance are decidedly short and cobby. Nice square shape. Preferably short legs and body, nice big head.

The Pug should be compact. Proportionate. Nice muscle. Weight should be an average of 17 pounds.


The neck is slightly arched. It is strong, thick, and with enough length to carry the head with much pride. The pug has a nice square shape from the side. The back is short and is parallel with withers to the top of the tail set.. The body is short and cobby, pugs have a nice wide chest.. When happy, the tail is curled. The curl is nice an tight and two complete curls are preferred.

The pugs hindquarters are known for their muscle. The hocks are short. Legs are parallel when viewed from behind. The hindquarters are in balance with the forequarters. The thighs and buttocks are full and muscular. Feet as straight in front.

The pug is a very happy dog, full of excitement, evenly tempered. They are very playful, and have an affectionate outgoing disposition.


The Pug should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Pugs live to eat and are prone to obesity, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. , so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.

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