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Pug Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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Thinking of getting a Pug? Get all the information you need in our dog breed guide to see if a Pug is the right dog for you.

Fast Facts:

How long will my Pug live? 12-15 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? Moderate - high

How big will my Pug grow? 5-10kg 

Will a Pug be suitable for my family? Pug's are suitable for most families

What size housing is recommended for my Pug? A small backyard is required

Pug Temperament

Pugs have a keen, happy-go-lucky attitude. Animated, peppy and spirited, they are loyal, loving and affectionate with their family. Playful, lively and rambunctious, they are sure to keep you laughing. Highly intelligent, it bores easily without variety in its training. These dogs can be a bit willful if they sense they are stronger minded than humans around them. Pugs are sensitive to the tone of your voice, so harsh punishment is unnecessary. They need an owner who is calm, yet firm, and consistent with the rules.

Pug Health Issues

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome: A medical term that relates to multiple upper airway problems experienced in short-nosed, flat-faced breeds. These issues are due to the physical characteristics of these breeds, such as narrowed nostrils, an abnormally small windpipe or an overly long, soft palate.

Hip Dysplasia: A common disease where a malformation in the hip joint results in the joint rubbing and grinding. This can lead to irritation, pain and impaired walking ability. 

Patella Luxation: An abnormally shallow groove in the knee, which causes the knee cap (patella) to slip out of position.


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CARE GUIDE © Copyright 2016 Kellyville Pets - All information found in this care guide is based upon our own experience. The information provided is not the only information available. In any medical situations,  you should always consult your vet, including questions regarding your pet's diet.