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Pugalier Dog Breed Information | Kellyville Pets

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

Fast Facts:

How long will my Pugalier live? 12-15 years

What will my dogs energy levels be like? Low - moderate

How big will my Pugalier grow? 5-10kg 

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

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

Pugalier Temperament

Pugaliers are a playful, confident and happy breed. They tend to be friendly with other dogs and good with children, given they are properly socialised as a puppy. Outgoing and sure of themselves, Pugaliers are affectionate individuals with a strong personality. They can be stubborn and headstrong but are eager to please their owner so with positive reinforcement and treats they tend to be fast learners.

Pugalier 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.

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): A group of retinal degeneration diseases that worsens over time and can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.

Obesity: An excess of body fat, generally due to over nourishment and lack of exercise. More common in middle aged dogs, indoor dogs, dogs that have been neutered and food driven breeds.

Ear Infections: Dogs have a vertical ear canal (unlike humans which are horizontal) so it is easy for moisture and debris to be retained within the ear canal, causing irritation. It is seen most in floppy eared breeds, so it is important that ears be dried properly after a bath or swim and ensure they are cleaned regularly.


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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.