Pugs are highly adaptable, full of character and thrive in different environments. They are playful, with lots of energy, making them a popular dog for families with or without children.

Pugs are known as a brachycephalic breed (having been bred to have a flat faces) and can therefore be prone to certain health conditions. Find out what to look out for when adopting a Pug and useful breed related advice from a Pug’s temperament, to exercise and training to their nutritional and grooming needs.

Size: Small, 25-36cm
Coat: Pugs commonly have a short, glossy coat in apricot fawn, silver or black. Their double coat, with two layers of hair, means they shed a lot of fur. Regular brushing with a soft bristle brush can help.
Exercise: Up to one hour a day
Life span: 12-14 years
Breed group: Pugs are from the toy group, originally bred to sit on laps. They are also one of the oldest dog breeds, and can be traced back to 400BC China.
Size 25cm
Coat short
Exercise up to1hr Life span 12-14years

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