Pugs are small, stocky dogs with curly tails and smushy “pug-nosed” faces.
Pugs are small, stocky dogs with curly tails and smushy “pug-nosed” faces. They come in four recognized colors: fawn, black, silver, and apricot. Their short fur doesn’t require much grooming, though they do shed a significant amount. Their faces require some extra TLC; the facial folds or “wrinkles” on Pugs’ faces must be cleaned often — sometimes multiple times a day — to ensure bacteria don’t accumulate and cause an infection.
Pugs are certainly not low-maintenance dogs, but their charming personalities are well worth the extra care and attention they require. Pugs are playful, friendly dogs who want nothing more than to be with their humans. Pugs are excellent family dogs and do well with small children, and they also get along great with other dogs and animals.
Pugs don’t require as much exercise as larger dogs so they are ideal for people who live in cities or small apartments. Pugs are very motivated by food and are prone to overeating and obesity. It’s important to regulate how much food a Pug eats and make sure they get enough exercise. Because of their short snouts pugs can overheat easily, so exercise should be limited to times when it’s not hot outside.