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Read About AKC Chinese Pugs

AKC Chinese Pugs are cute, fun, and intelligent dogs that make a great family companion. Here's everything you need to know about this dog breed.

AKC Chinese Pugs - Facts

  1. AKC Group:

    The Pug is in the toy group.
  2. Size & Weight:

    They are 10 to 14 inches tall and 13 to 20 pounds.
  3. Coat:

    Their coats should be smooth, soft, glossy, short, and fine, but not wooly.
  4. Head & Muzzle:

    The Pugs head is round and large in size. The ears are soft, thin, and black in color with a velvety feel. They have a short muzzle that is black in color.
  5. Body:

    Their body is thick and compact in size with a tightly curled tail.
  6. Colors:

    The Pugs colors are black, silver, and apricot-fawn.
  7. Life Expectancy:

    Their life span is 12 to 15 years.
  8. Popularity:

    The Pugs are a quite popular breed.
  9. Habitat:

    A Pug will do well in an apartment. Never leave your Pug outside in the hot weather, they can overheat extremely easily.

AKC Chinese Pugs - Origins

  1. Country of Origin:

    The Pug is said to have originated from China. there is some speculation about where it descended from, but most agree that it did come from China.
  2. Lineage:

    The lineage of the Pug is very controversial. Some say they originated from the Pekingese, others say a small Bull Dog, and some say from the French Mastiff.
  3. Date Admitted to AKC:

    They were admitted in 1885.
  4. Historical Information:

    The Pug is one of the oldest breed of dogs. They say the Pug was around before 400 B.C.

AKC Chinese Pugs - Defining Characteristics

  1. Training Ease:

    Pugs are very intelligent and train easily.
  2. Temperament:

    They are perky, loving, rambunctious, playful, charming, clever, mischievous, and somewhat willful.
  3. Child Friendly:

    Pugs are great for any age child.
  4. Behavior:

    Pugs tend to get very jealous if their owners are not paying attention to them. Make sure you can devote quite a bit of time to this breed.
  5. Habits:

    They tend to be good watchdogs.

AKC Chinese Pugs- Concerns

  1. Health Issues:

    Pugs can have skin problems, breathing problems, allergies, epilepsy, wheezing and do not do well in hot or cold weather.
  2. Feeding:

    Feed your Pug a strict diet, they tend to gain weight excessively.
  3. Exercise Needs:

    Pugs do not require much exercise at all.
  4. Grooming Needs:

    brush, comb, and bathe as needed. After bathing make sure you dry them quickly so they do not catch a cold. Their wrinkles in their face need to be cleaned weekly.
  5. Special Household Needs:

    There are no apparent household needs for Pugs.
  6. Travel Needs:

    Pugs like to travel. It is advisable when traveling to have a dog crate or a dog car seat.
  7. Getting Along With Other Pets:

    Pugs get along with most household pets.

AKC Chinese Pugs - How to Choose

  1. What to Look for in a Healthy Puppy:

    Look for a shiny coat, perky eyes, playfulness and ask to see the parents veterinary records to see the health of the parents.
  2. What you will Need for a New Puppy:

    You need grooming supplies, dog dishes, food, dog chew and treats, toys, a leash and collar, a bed and a dog crate.
  3. Puppy-Proofing your House:

    Make sure you keep small and poisonous items up out of reach.
  4. How to Make your New Puppy Feel at Home:

    It is important to interact and engage with your Pug daily.