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 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.
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.