Pug Breed Profile


Among the endearing traits of the Pug is that they are sociable, stubborn, playful, charming, clever, obedient, and attentive.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great for children and with families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 13 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions prone to this breed of dog include but are not limited to eye problems, breathing problems, inflammation of the brain, paralysis, reverse sneezing, and demodex.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Can be suitable for the apartment and condo environments. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $600+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.

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