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Pugs

 

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 China.

             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 milk.

            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 papers.”

            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 (female) same

Coat: 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