Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Pug breed is a small, famously short-nosed dog breed that generally really does love curling up in someone's lap. Pugs can also be quite active and require regular exercise.
The Pug's Behavior
Recommended for: pet
The Pug dog breed is considered sociable but stubborn. Nonetheless, Pugs generally like sitting in someone's lap. Pug dogs also generally require plenty of exercise, though they may overheat because of their short noses if not careful. The Pug breed is generally thought a good breed for families with children, though as with other small dog breeds, care should be taken with small children to avoid the animal getting hurt.
Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home.
The Pug's Physical Characteristics
Here are some of the characteristics of the Pug breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.
* Size: 14-18 pounds; generally compact
* Coat: fine, smooth, soft, short, glossy
* Color: silver, apricot-fawn, black
* Eyes: dark, very large, globular,
* Ears: thin, small, soft
* Muzzle: short, blunt, squared
* Tail: curled
The Pug's Origins and History
Country/Region of Origin: Tibet, China