Description pug

Charming, brave, loving
The pug has a long history as our companion. From the Chinese Emperor to one of the most popular small dog breeds for the modern household. Due to his loving nature, he is very suitable for every type. However, it needs a lot of attention. Because “pugs live to love and to be loved”FCI group: Companion dogs

  • Size: Small
  • Weight: 6-10kg
  • Life expectancy: 12-15 years
  • Coat type: short hair
  • Colours: beige, black (silver, apricot, brindle)

Character pug

The Pug is an FCI-recognized English dog breed (FCI Group 9, Section 11, Standard No. 253) originating in China. Its recognized colors are beige and black. However, you can also find him in other color variants such as silver, apricot or brindle (brindle).
It weighs between 6 and 10 kilograms and its height at the withers is between 25 and 30 cm.

The values ​​differ depending on whether you have a male or female. Its life expectancy is usually between 12 to 15 years.
Characteristic is his square shape, his bulging eyes, his wrinkled face and his muscular build. His character is very loving, playful and adaptable. With the right training from puppyhood, you can do a lot with the pug.

Thanks to his comprehension and intelligence, he is also very well suited for learning tricks.
Due to its nature, it is very suitable for apartments and families with children.
Breeding accounting member clubs within the Association for German Dogs (VDH) are the Club for the Pug, the Association of German Small Dog Breeders and the German Pug Club. If you are interested in buying a pug puppy from a reputable breeder, you should expect a price of around 800-1000 euros. If it is not a puppy, then a visit to the local animal shelter can also be worthwhile.

Diet pug

The pug is a breed of dog that tends to become overweight quickly. This is precisely why a balanced diet and portioning of meals is so important. Enough exercise and activities also help the pug in striving for a healthy figure. For older Pug dogs, diet food can definitely pay off.
In addition, due to its breeding, it is prone to allergies.

Therefore, the feed should be a safe source of protein such as chicken or rabbit. A monoprotein feed would be best here.
Since you have to watch out for allergies and possible obesity with pugs, it helps a lot if you decide on barf or wet food. A hypoallergenic and grain-free food may be the best choice here.


Due to their short and smooth coat, a pug is fairly easy to care for. It requires less grooming than many other dog breeds. However, since pugs shed lightly all year round, it is worth brushing them regularly to get rid of loose hair.
Taking care of his health is much more important to him. The pug is a brachycephalic breed.

It has a rounded head and a short snout with slightly protruding eyes. As a result, breeds like his are more likely to have serious breathing problems as part of brachycephalic syndrome. His snout therefore needs special attention.
In recent years, the trend of back breeding from pugs to retro pugs began. The retro pug is sportier, healthier, and characteristically has a longer muzzle and longer legs.

The Parson Russell Terrier, the Pinscher, the Patterdale Terrier or the Beagle are crossed here.


Our beloved pug probably comes from the Chinese Empire. It sprang from other mastiff-like dogs over 2000 years ago. He was an imperial dog and it was the emperor’s privilege to own him. Later it was only passed on to the privileged nobility. 
It is one of the smallest species of the Molosser. (General term for massive & muscular dogs).

In the 16th century his ancestors came to the Netherlands to the royal family. From the beginning of 1918, the pug became steadily more popular as a companion and fashion dog. In England, the pug was so popular that it became widespread as a breed. Unfortunately, from then on, the pug was bred to have a flatter muzzle, which led to health problems. In 2010 the FCI reacted and revised the standard for the pug towards a longer snout.

In the future, this should come closer to the original image of the pug.
Not least thanks to Loriot, everyone knows the sentence “Life without a pug is possible, but pointless”.

pug Accessories

A pug is a very playful dog with moderate energy. Especially with treats you let him develop a lot of motivation for dog training. So you can teach him nice tricks. Accessory items for small dogs are suitable as accessories for a pug.
A pug has a weak undercoat.

That’s why you should get him a suitable winter coat, especially in the winter months. Also switch to low-calorie versions of treats.

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