Before pugs were
introduced to Europe by the West India Company, they had long lived in China,
where they were called ba guo (“dogs that sleep
snoring”). Among the theories about the origins of the English name
is one stating that it comes from the Latin pugnus (“fist”) and
another claiming that it derives from a fighting dog called Pugnaces.
Alternatively. These dogs may have been named after a type of pet monkey in
The pug has very narrow nostrils. Which radiate heat inefficiently,
so these dogs have low tolerance for heat,. Also, because pappies’
heads are large and adults have small hips giving birth tends to be
difficult, and birth is by cesarean section about halt the time. Mother
dogs also have difficulty in biting off the umbilical cord because to the
undershot jaw, and, for the same reason, puppies have difficulty drinking
Although pugs are heavy and their legs are not strong, they are powerful
and can jump somewhat, and they enjoy exercise. One owner says, “Unable
to wait for their turn to, they moan and complain. When it rains and we
cannot go for a walk, they have temper tantrums and crumple
These dogs are big eaters and tem to gain weight. So their food intake
should be monitored, and, because they are indiscriminate about what
they eat, their surroundings should be kept clear of small objects.
Despite their short coats, pugs shed heavily, and daily brushing is
necessary. In addition, their large eyes tear easily, and frequent cleaning
around the eyes is required.
Size: (male):10-11 inches; weigjt:13- 18 pounds
Short and dense. Colors include apricot, black and fawn
Remarks: For kennel clubs, highest double –curled
tail is desirable.
Information from Legacy
of the Puppy