Pug

The laid-back, serious-faced pug enjoys company and is affectionate and loving to its family. This toy breed is sturdy enough to get along with children and other pets and makes for a good companion dog and not a very good guard dog. Pugs are extremely easy to keep but do not do well in hot, humid weather and must be observed carefully for heatstroke. Pugs do best with some daily exercise to help with their weight problems. They have a dense coat and tend to shed. Their facial wrinkles must be kept clean.

General Characteristics:

The laid-back, serious-faced pug enjoys company and is affectionate and loving to its family. This toy breed is sturdy enough to get along with children and other pets and makes for a good companion dog and not a very good guard dog. Pugs are extremely easy to keep but do not do well in hot, humid weather and must be observed carefully for heatstroke. Pugs do best with some daily exercise to help with their weight problems. They have a dense coat and tend to shed. Their facial wrinkles must be kept clean. 

Avg. Weight Male:
6 - 8 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
6 - 8 kg
Average Lifespan:
11 – 14 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Eye Problems Atopic Dermatitis Brachycephalic Syndrome Demodectic Mange Obesity Diabetes

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