Breed Info


Intuitive & Outgoing

  • Bred as companion pets
  • Happy to cozy up with their humans
  • Love to play and show off
  • Intuitive to family's mood
  • Family-friendly


Compact & Stocky


  • Large round heads
  • Dark and protruding eyes
  • Small, square-shaped muzzles
  • Face has large, deep wrinkles
  • Thick body
  • Sturdy for their small size

Coat Type and Color:

  • Short double coat
  • Smooth and fine
  • Fawn w/ apricot or silver tint
  • Black


  • 13-18lbs
  • 10-12 inches tall


Medium Activity

  • Regular exercise is important for a Pug's physical and mental wellbeing
  • Pugs love walks and outdoor playtime
  • Prefer interesting walks or toys to fetch and chase

We Recommend:

  • 40 minutes of daily activity
  • 5 miles of walking per week
  • Avoiding exercise if it's too hot or humid
  • Originated in China between 206BC and 200AD
  • Bred to be companions of royalty
  • Brought to Europe in the 1500's and 1600's
  • Popular in royal households
  • Became popular in the United States after the Civil War
  • Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885
  • Pug Club of America was founded in 1931


  • Shed frequently, especially in the summer
  • Brush coat regularly
  • Bathe monthly
  • Check ears and nails regularly
  • Pay special attention to facial wrinkles
  • Brush teeth regularly


  • Pugs do better with firm boundaries and a leader
  • Early training and socialization recommended for best behavior in your home and with others