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Everything You Need to Know About Pugs - Characteristics and Care

if you're thinking of adopting a pug

you've come to the right place

animal wise brings you everything you

need to know about pugs to offer the

correct care and educate them properly

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the Pug is a very popular small dog

we know they originated in China but

there is still debate over whether their

closest relatives are large Molosser

breeds or the Pekinese what we do know

is that centuries ago these dogs along

with the Pekinese were the favorite in

Tibetan monasteries the Pug does not

have a thick standard height but they

most commonly measure between 25 and 28

centimeters and weigh between 6.3 and

8.1 kilos small and muscular their head

is large compared to the body pugs can

be a varying color but their fur is

short and smooth they also have a

distinguished short curled tail the Pug

is affectionate cheerful and playful

Allu their personality is strong and

they like attention their character is

stable these dogs are easy to socialize

and once properly socialized tend to get

along with adults children animals and

other dogs pugs need constant company

and can be destructive when left alone

for prolonged periods they need plenty

of exercise and mental stimulation to

avoid boredom they are excellent pets

for most families even those with kids

or novice owners however they are not

good for those who spend a lot of time

away from home or are overly sedentary

caring for a pugs coat doesn't take much

time or effort but brushing once or

twice a week removes dead fur bathing

should only take place when the dog is

dirty but wrinkles on the face and

muzzle should regularly be wiped with a

damp cloth to avoid skin infection pugs

are playful dogs and need moderate

exercise with daily walks and plenty of

playtime however care must be taken not

to make exercise too intense

due to their flattened start and body

type their body is not very resilient

and they are susceptible to thermal

shock especially in hot and humid

additionally these dogs need a lot of

company so they are not good for those

who are out of the home alot the Pug is

relatively easy to educate and train we

need to start socialization when they

are a puppy introducing them to people

pets and their environment this process

is important so the dog will be

appropriately social and does not

develop fear or behavioral problems in

the future

they are quite intelligent and can learn

various tricks and commands start with

those essential for their safety and

communication obedience training will

also help us to strengthen our bond with

the dog to avoid behavioral problems

it's advisable we use intelligence games

to improve cognition the Pug is usually

a healthy dog but their skull structure

can lead to brachycephalic airway

obstructive syndrome causing respiratory

problems heatstroke is also more common

than most other breeds as is gastric

torsion offer plenty of food and water

before exercise but be careful with

portion control epilepsy and patellar

dislocation are also health risks here

it's today's video if you have

experiences you can share about pugs

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