Breed Info

BREED INFORMATION

About the Pug Puppies

While the name of this breed is the Pug, Pugs have a very rich and amazing history that can be traced way back to 700 BC at the time of Confucius when they were known as lo-sze. The breed is considered one of the oldest canine breeds today. There are many theories as to the Pug’s origin—one theory states that the breed is a descendant of the short-haired Pekingese; another theory postulates that the Pug is a cross of a small Bulldog; and, a third theory speculates it is a miniature form of the French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux).

Health

If you own a Pug, or are thinking of getting a Pug, there is a lot you should know about Pug health issues. However there is much more to know about Pug health and care. If you have a concern about your Pugs’ health, you should contact your veterinarian and arrange for an appointment…Your veterinarian is the one and only person you should rely upon for the health and care of your Pug.

Grooming

Standard coat colors for Pugs are Brindle, Cream, and Fawn. The Pug dog’s grooming needs are low compared to many other dog breeds. Weekly brushing will go a long way in keeping this pup’s coat healthy. Consistent nail trimming and toothbrushing are recommended with all dogs, so starting this early and getting your puppy comfortable with it will be important. Gently handling your puppy’s paws early on will make them more trusting and calm when it’s time for a nail trim.

An important thing to consider when grooming this, and other breeds, are the wrinkles. Pugs’ have hereditary face wrinkles, it is important that you keep these wrinkles clean to prevent skin irritation or possible infection. It is recommended that you use a damp cloth to clean between these wrinkles regularly and make sure that they are properly dried afterward.

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