You might get attracted by the unusual appearance of this breed, but wait until you get hold of its personality! Pug owners say their breed is the ideal house dog. Charming, Mischievous, Loving – That’s what this breed is all about!
The Pug’s motto is the Latin phrase “multum in parvo” (a lot in a little) — an apt description of this small but muscular breed.
Ancient Pugs were bred in China. Their forehead wrinkles were Chinese signs for “Prince.” They were bred to sit on the laps of Chinese Emperors which is probably why they’re not the most athletic breed.
This 4-legged wrinkly dude comes in 4 colors: Black, Fawn, Apricot Fawn, and Silver Fawn.
Here are 5 reasons why Pugs are the “Best” dog!
- They’re humorous!
Pugs were bred to have this extra skin on the face folding from wrinkles onto wrinkles. What some may call ugly, some may call it irresistibly cute! Pugs have these bulging big eyes that you just can’t ignore!
- Pugs are low-maintenance.
They can live in apartments because they need minimal exercise. They tend to sleep a lot so if you most likely love to stay-in, this breed is perfect for you! Pugs have thick coats of fur with heavy shedding. They have Air-tight wrinkles that tend to lead to air-tight infections. Lots of moisture gets in their face, bacteria get in their face, so part of the regular grooming procedure is keeping the pug’s face clean.
- Pugs are a very sociable breed.
One of the reasons why the Pug is loved by many people is that they are just so easy to hang with! A group of pugs is called a Grumble.
- They’re very intelligent and are quick learners.
The plus side of this trait is that they can be easily trained. The minus is they will quickly learn where you store the treats, and can get into their share of mischief. They also tend to be a little on the stubborn side, so training your Pug may require a little extra patience on your part. But if you persevere, you’ll be amply rewarded for your efforts.
- Pugs are natural cuddlers!
If you want a small affectionate dog that will bond easily with you, the Pug might be your go-to-breed. As a breed, they tend to be expressive, exuberant, and often comical. Pugs are also known to be great family dogs and are very playful and affectionate with children. They’re eager to play and will follow you, well, pretty much everywhere.