The origins of the Pug are thought to lie in China nearly 2000 years ago. Subsequently around the 1500's the Pug was introduced to Europe by merchants where they soon became the dog of high society and royalty. Often treated as toys, dressed up in bizarre fashions and living the life of pure luxury.
Approximately 12 plus years
Grooming and care
With a tendency to experience breathing problems it is also important to keep a watchful eye on their diet and weight. A Pug should never be allowed to become overweight.
The Pug enjoys fetching a ball or play time but does not require extensive exercise. Pug's can easily succumb to heatstroke because of their flat face, so they should not be over exercised, exercised during the heat of the day or placed in a situation where they can overheat.
For the latest research in breed-related problems in Pugs visit the University of Sydney's LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.
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