Being one of the most affectionate breeds, pugs seem to be the appropriate dog for any person. But reality has its own ways to prove everything wrong, so you should know a couple of specific pug facts before deciding to get one.

Pugs are stubborn
Pugs are frequently very stubborn. What does this mean? Pugs act like spoiled children. When they find a treat or a toy really attracting, well, you just have to give it to him. There’s no doubt about it, otherwise you’ll hear his sounds of discontent as long as you keep him away from what he wants.

Pugs are another name for fun
Because they are a breed that require permanent attention, pugs love doing silly things and acting crazy. For example, they don’t mind wearing weird outfits and fancying with it around, hence the name “clowns of the animal kingdom”

Pugs are intelligent
However strange it may sound, pugs are extremely intelligent. And they show their intelligence by learning tricks they can further use. (Like jumping on the table to get a cake, or trying everything possible to get your attention). Nonetheless, you have to be enduring with your pug and in time he’ll learn many exciting tricks. His intelligence goes hand in hand with his stubbornness, so be patient.

Pugs snore
Pugs make lots of unusual noises, due to their tiny nose and flat face. Almost all Pugs snore and while some find this to be kind of delightful, others might find it frustrating. Therefore, if you already have some issues with sleeping, you should consider on some other breed. As long as he continues breathing normally, his snoring is no health problem, so you shouldn’t worry about it.

Pugs are “people dogs”
If you heard about “dog persons”, pugs are the exact thing applied to dogs. They love humans and the consideration and affection they get from their two-legged friends.

Pugs shed
Don’t let a Pug’s short soft coat fool you. As most of the breeds Pugs do shed tons of hair. This is why they need proper care and cleaning habits.

Pugs are both exploring and couch potatoes.
Most pugs are based on these 2 contradictions. They are so noisy and like to go smell and discover virtually anything around. At the same time, pugs need long naps and sometime they may prove difficult to take out for a walk.

Pugs are big dogs in small bodies
Again, as most of the small breeds which share this common feature, pugs think of themselves as being huge and strong. That’s why they bark a lot. In reality, they are what you can see from the very first: cute, charming, small dogs.

Pugs and kids
Pugs see kids as any other person, so they’ll jump over and knock them down in their hunting for warmth. Therefore, you should be paying attention and avoid leaving your small child and your pug playing together unsupervised.

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Comment by kelly thomas on September 16, 2012 at 9:14pm

any advice on the pimple things on the face. it started with one and now she has alot of them. does any one have any suggestions thanks a worried mom


Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on April 16, 2011 at 9:18pm that purple hat!  :0)
Comment by Lisa Gagnon on December 1, 2009 at 4:21pm
It should be added to this that pug's are Nature's vacuum cleaner/carpet sweeper! I swear, I can vacuum over the whole livingroom and as I am putting away the vacuum cleaner, Mr. Foo trots by me smacking his lips and chewing on something for all he is worth! You know that most of the time he is doing it just to get attention, because he makes certain I see him doing it!
Comment by Helena Brown on November 1, 2009 at 7:41am
I loved this Twirly, so much is so true. My Husband has always said that the Pug had to be intelligent to act so stupid and I have had two that were and are really clever. Henry my last, was a real gentleman the other two were and are holy terrors.
Have to say none of mine loved being dressed up, but there is time yet. Having a four year old niece we have visions of Hektor in a frock or a hat.
I laughed a Suki's Niblet, our Hektor does not do this, but we did have a dog that did and she used to look at you as if you had done this.
As for the hair, you really need a good vacuum cleaner and not be too house proud,try and buy a cream or black carpet or rug.
All my Pugs have loved a good walk, but not when it is pouring with rain and yes he has knocked down a toddler, but he would have said she was asking for it and she laughed like a drain when he licked her, but yes I was there.
Comment by suki thomas on October 31, 2009 at 10:57am
Another "endearing" trait is that pugs can fart up a storm!! Niblet loves to curl up on the bed with her rear facing the pillow and many nights I am rudely woken from a deep sleep by her aromatic expulsions! She always looks at me as if to say, "So what's YOUR problem??" and flops down again kicking her back legs into my side to make a more comfortable nest! Gotta love 'em though!
Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on September 20, 2009 at 1:21pm
I just love the picture of the puggy in the purple outfit! We are all dotty about our puggies! :0)
Comment by julie foutch on April 14, 2009 at 1:01pm
This story is so true;i have three puggies and believe me they are clowns.I'm home all day with mine and some of their antics they are headstrong.Try spring cleaning with them you tearing things apart;while their running off with things or you try to shake rugs out-while their sitting on them;or another favorite-your cleaning your glass door on one side while they have their nose pressed on the other side;which you just cleaned.I can say they are a dog that can be a clown;they can be a big dog in a small body;they can also be curious but; no matter what may happen that day;their still my precious pugs at the end of the day.

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