The Pug is a companion dog that originated in China, although it is more popular in Europe.

Appearance & Grooming

The Pug is a small dog. The breed has short and soft fur in fawn and black. The Pug sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Pug has an affectionate and playful personality. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Pug has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the breed should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.


Pugs are affectionate and sensitive dogs, so compulsive training methods are not effective. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.

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