Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Docile, Clever, Charming, Stubborn, Sociable, Playful, Quiet, Attentive
Colors: Black, Fawn, Silver Fawn, Apricot
Height: Male: 12 in. (At the withers), Female: 10 in. (At the withers)
Nature and character
The pug is generally credited with a well-balanced, cheerful and lively character. He is considered uncomplicated, charming, dignified and intelligent. These properties should have contributed significantly to its great popularity and widespread use. Pugs are brave and tend to underestimate dangerous situations. Aggressive behavior is atypical for her as well as excessive anxiety, but both are considered as a disqualifying mistake in breeding - similar to other behavioral disorders and physical deviations.
Worth knowing about the diet of the pug
Do you know the nutritional needs of your pug? This depends on 9 nutritional factors. These include age, weight, height and activity, health status and allergies.
Activities with the pug
Due to its character, the pug is a very popular companion dog. In particular, the fact that he usually does not behave aggressively, makes him a suitable family dog, which copes well with children. Also with other pets, the pug usually harmonizes well.
Origin & History
Although the exact origin of the breed is unclear, there is a broad consensus that the pug comes from China. The breeding of small, short-haired dogs with large heads as well as shortened catch has a long tradition in China, and as early as the ninth century there was a dog breed known as Lo-chi-ang-sze or Lo-sze. It is not known exactly how the pug got to Europe. What is certain, however, is that since the beginning of the 15th century evidence of its existence in Europe can be found, such as a drawing by Pisanello. At first, holding pugs was considered a luxury, confined primarily to royal courts and families of the nobility or the upper bourgeoisie. Especially in the 18th In the 19th century, the pug flourished and was painted or modeled countless times, but in the 19th century it was followed by a decline that nearly made the breed disappear in Europe. However, especially in England, the pug was bred and revived as a breed by new imports from Russia, Holland and China. Interestingly, in Europe initially only light-colored boobs were known, only in 1877 introduced a first black couple from the Orient.
Racial characteristics pug
Its general appearance is described as extremely square and stocky. The head is relatively large and round in relation to the body. Distinctive wrinkles on the forehead and the characteristic black nose sponge with relatively large and wide open nostrils are further features. However, a compressed nose is just as unacceptable as wrinkling on the bridge of the nose.
The rather short catch is dull, square and unbent. Also typical for the pug are a slight prebite and the broad lower jaw, in which the incisors are almost in a straight line. Crossbite is considered as highly undesirable as the visibility of teeth or tongue. The eyes are always dark in the pug, round and relatively large, they usually show a gentle and distressed expression, but when excited, they are very shiny and full of fire. They must be free of eye problems and must not be covered by nasal folds, never stand out and show no whiteness, if the view is directed directly forward. The small, thin ears are soft and remind of black velvet. Allowed ear positions are the rose ear - a small, falling, Pug on a meadow
The neck is slightly bent in the pug, which is particularly evident in the comb-like area of his profile line. The short, stocky body has a straight back and a broad rib cage with well-arched and well-reaching ribs. The tail should be set high and rolled as tightly over the hips, with a double curling is considered very desirable. The shoulders are very oblique, front and rear legs are very strong, of medium length and well under the body.
The fine, smooth, soft, short and shiny coat should not be harsh or woolly and should be characterized by a pure color. Are possible apricot, hellfalbfarben, silver or black. The purity of the color is important to emphasize the eel - a continuous black stripe from the occiput to the tail - and the mask by a contrast. Generally, badges should be as black as possible and well demarcated. The ideal weight for a pug is between 6.3 and 8.1 kilograms. He is quite muscular, with excess weight due to excessive fat storage is absolute to be avoided.