Some Pug Facts For You

Pug Facts 

Do you know people around the world call Pugs different names?

France:  Carlin

Italy: Carlino

Germany: Mops Hund

Holland: Mopshond

Spain: Doguillo

China: Ha Ba Gou 

Size: 14 to 18 pounds

Life Expectancy:  12-15 years

Color: According to the American Kennel Club, the only recognized colors are fawn and black. The black Pug made its formal introduction in 1877

Name: There are many theories on where the name “Pug” came from. One of those theories states that Pug is taken from the Latin word “pugnus” which translates to “fist”. Presumably, this refers to the shape of the head. Another theory is that Pug can be traced to the fighting dogs of ancient times called the Pugnaces. Many people think that the Pug is a dwarf version of this dog. Another theory dates back to an 18th century meaning of the word “pug” which meant “anything tenderly loved” 

Most historians agree that the Pug originated in China. In Western China, around 700 B.C. the breed was known as Lo-Chiang-sze and that became shortened to Lo-sze.

The dog is lovable, loving and non-aggressive. 

This dog wants your company and your attention.

The Pug is great with children as long as they are gentle and careful.

Pugs were meant to be companions and their loyalty and love for their owner is truly remarkable.

Pugs are prone to eye injuries and have some breathing problems in the heat or if they’re overworked.

They do need some attention in the grooming department because of their wrinkled face and the fact that they are prone to shedding.

They are not known as barkers unless they sense danger for their owner.   

Pugs are an eating machine. It seems that they have an insatiable appetite and, left to their own devices, will become overweight. It is not uncommon to see a Pug tip the scale at twenty plus pounds which is well over their recommended range of 14 to 18 pounds.